Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills (Second Edition) (Reader’s Digest) is on my order list! I came across it while looking at online articles on root cellars (somehow had reproduced an excellent basement root cellar cutaway iillustration). It sounds fantastic: “This book, first published in 1981 and recently updated, was [...]
Remodel Green Tip #3 Getting your attic air sealed to stop all air movement in AND out is paramount to a successful green remodeling job due to the stack effect. This CAN be a DIY job (warning: it's tedious and time consuming to do it correctly) or use you can use the estimator on our website to find a local contractor to do it for you. Photo courtesy of www.homerepairservices.org
Furnaces on average last 15-20 years, heat pumps 16 years, and air conditioning units 10-15 years. Tankless water heaters last more than 20 years, while an electric or gas water heater has a life expectancy of about 10 years. Thermostats usually are replaced before the end of their 35-year lifespan due to technological improvements.