Add to the List of "Things that ain't Good": Water Underneath the Furnace
So, you’re down in your basement adding strawberry preserves to the food cache you’ve stockpiled in preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse. Or, maybe you’re just down there doing laundry. As you navigate your way around the shop-vac, duck under some cobwebs, and zero-in on your destination, something in the back of your brain sounds an alarm. Not everything is as it should be. You pause for a second and wonder what exactly your subconscious picked up on. Then a brief shock of
Save Scratch with Zoned A.C.
Imagine if every light bulb within your home was operated using only one switch. This might be a nice scenario when it’s bedtime, but during the evening it would be impractical and play out as a giant waste of electricity with every bulb illuminated. This “one switch” example is a metaphor that gets bandied about by HVAC professionals when differentiating between central and zoned HVAC systems. Central A.C. is the all-lights-on approach, whereas a zoned system is the procedur
It’s Not Necessarily the Heat, It’s the Humidity
We all know that uncomfortable, icky feeling produced by barometer-breaking humidity; where five minutes after you get out of the shower and already you feel like you need to get back in. Your clothes stick, your hair is frizzy, and you almost yearn for those arctic airstreams of winter. Well, it turns out that your house finds abnormal humidity distasteful, as well. Today, the average 2,000-square-foot new home contains approximately six hundred gallons of water within its w