Found 5 blog entries for February 2013.
- Sam Akyel & Stacey Lange, Selling Brokers
- Jon Bruch, Homestreet Bank
- Mel Scott, Piller to Post Home Inspections
- Stephanie Nava & Danika Bergstrom, First American Title & Escrow
Note: These tips are only general guidelines. Since each situation is different, contact a professional if you have questions about a specific issue.
Even though you may have a relatively new system, a regular check and maintenance is important. Both new and old forced warm air systems need some attention to help keep them running smoothly and efficiently during the season. With the sensitivity and complexity of modern controls, even small changes in a setting can have a significant detrimental effect on the function and life of a unit.
- To conserve energy during the active part of the day, it is best to set the thermostat at a reasonable comfort level and leave it alone rather than continuously adjusting it.
- To further conserve fuel, install
Heat naturally flows from a warmer area to a cooler one. It does this in only three ways: conduction, where heat is transferred directly from mass to mass; convection, the movement of heated air from one space to another (hot air rises, heavier cool air sinks); and radiation, which simply means that any warm body gives off heat toward a cooler one The function of insulation is to minimize the radiation and convection transfer of heat with a minimum of solid conduction so that our homes stay warmer in cool weather and cooler in warm weather. In this section I discuss the merits and uses of various types of well-known insulations and inform you on how best to evaluate R- values. R stands for 'resistance to heat flow.' The greater the R-value, the…