With Home Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, you can do your own professional-quality maintenance and repair on all types of equipment--at a fraction of the normal cost.
Author: James L. Kittle
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Discusses safety precautions, tools and troubleshooting, and explains how to evaluate, select, install, and maintain heating systems, including furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and air conditioners
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CONDENSER COIL COMPRESSOR It is possible — in fact , relatively easy — to
install central air conditioning in a one - story house . The basic components of
Author: Norman Becker
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Presents easy-to-accomplish home repairs in question-and-answer format, divided into three sections--exterior, interior, and electromechanicals--covering such topics as plumbing, heating, landscaping, windows, doors, and roofs.
It's tough to stay within budget when you're trying to add air conditioning to an old
house. Let's say your heating's ... The goal of installing central air is to lower the
ambient temperature, but even more, to control humidity. Lower humidity may ...
Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.
15 Recognizing that notions about the virtue of comfort had little to do with the
decision to install air conditioning , the task ... Central air conditioning was
installed in American homes and offices less by the homeowners and corporate
staff who ...
Author: Gail Cooper
Publisher: JHU Press
Cooper demonstrates how the lure of the open air, from rooftop schoolrooms to open-air theaters to the front porch, challenged air conditioning. Americans were slow to give up the social rituals of hot-weather living - the cold drink, the cool clothes, the summer vacation - for the comforts of either the window air conditioner or the central system.
conference and devoted thirty pages to the question “Is air-conditioning in for a
boom? ... The relationship between the price of a house and the cost of installing
airconditioning varied significantly from region to region and even within the ...
Author: Marsha E. Ackermann
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
"Today, America is the most air-conditioned nation in the world. Yet Ackermann concludes that the promise of air-conditioning remains unfulfilled as inner-city heat waves continue to claim lives and energy concerns persist. As with many technologies, air-conditioning as a solution is viewed by many as part of the problem."--Jacket.
Condensing air conditioners are available either as small units designed to cool
one area of a home or as central air conditioners, which will cool an entire ...
Room air conditioners are less expensive to install than central air conditioners.
Author: Paula Baker-Laporte
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human well-being. From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy House takes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation, and maintenance by walking the owner/architect/builder team through the entire construction process. Chapters include: Frame construction alternatives Thermal and moisture control Flooring and finishes Furnishings The authors—an architect, medical doctor, and restoration consultant—bring a singular combination of expertise and perspectives to this book. The result—now in its third completely updated edition—is a unique guide to creating healthy indoor and outdoor spaces, including many new resources, as well as specialized knowledge from several nationally recognized experts in the field of building biology. This unique guide will appeal to architects, designers, contractors, medical professionals, and homeowners. Paula Baker-Laporte is the principal architect and founder of Baker-Laporte & Associates and EcoNest Design. John Banta is a senior indoor environmental consultant for Restorations Consultants, Inc. Erica Elliott, MD is a medical doctor specializing in environmental medicine and family practice.
Keep it cool or heat things up This third volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you a comprehensive, hands-on guide to installing, servicing, and repairing all basic air-conditioning systems in both new and older construction.
Author: James E. Brumbaugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Keep it cool or heat things up This third volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you a comprehensive, hands-on guide to installing, servicing, and repairing all basic air-conditioning systems in both new and older construction. You'll also find complete coverage of specialized heating units-radiators, radiant heating systems, stoves, fireplaces, heat pumps, and indoor/outdoor pool heaters, plus fans, exhaust systems, air filters, and more. It's what you need to complete your HVAC reference library. * Make accurate calculations for AC system output * Tailor AC systems for older construction * Learn to install and service today's popular electronic air cleaners and filters * Service less common heating systems such as coal-fired furnaces * Install, maintain, and repair humidifiers and dehumidifers * Handle radiators, convectors, and baseboard heating units
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Issues for Jan. 1935- contain a directory of heating, piping and air conditioning equipment.
This is why installing a whole-house fan in your home makes sense. ... Instead of
using air- conditioning to cool the air to 70°F, a whole-house fan makes it feel like
it is 70°F, even when the air is above 80°F. Whole-house fans work best in ...
Author: Eric Corey Freed
Publisher: Taunton Press
Relatively affordable as DIY projects go, tiling is also one of the most popular among homeowners. New tile can cover a multitude of sins and transform a space, from tiny entry to spacious kitchen, in a matter of hours, if it's done properly. This book presents all of the information needed to take on a tiling project from start to finish, including planning and layout, installation and upkeep -- from tiling a kitchen counter or outdoor patio, to installing glass block in a shower, on a curve. From the For Pros By Pros series, this book delivers pro-rated instruction guaranteed to get the job done right the first time.
... buy a house with a breeze than one without, because you will be in air
conditioning all the time otherwise—no matter how tinted the windows ... One
trick we use is to put the fan in the window or use a standing fan in front of the
Author: Brent Massey
Publisher: Brent Massey
Provides practical information for tourists and business people on Hawaiian customs and etiquette and covers such topics as language, food, entertaining, relationships, social situations, and business dealings.
Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home
Miki Cook, Doug Garrett ... For this reason, we decided to install an 18-SEER (air
conditioning efficiency) and 8.9-HSPF (heating efficiency) split system heat pump
Author: Miki Cook
Publisher: New Society Publishers
A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget. According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes, and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals. Green Home Building explodes the myth that green homes have to cost more. Using proven methods based on applied building science, the authors show how to: Lower base construction costs to provide funding for high performance upgrades Achieve a net-zero energy home, including "zero-ing" water, waste, carbon, and associated costs within fifteen years Live affordably into the future, despite anticipated rising costs for fuel, water, materials, taxes, and health care This comprehensive guide to building green on any budget defines the strategies that maximize the return on green investments. Written for anyone who has ever been swayed by the argument that the price tag limits how green a home can be, Green Home Building is a must-read for builders, contractors, architects, designers, and homeowners. Miki Cook is a green building and sustainability consultant who has dedicated her career to educating contractors and the public on the strategies, methods, and benefits of green homes. Doug Garrett has trained thousands of homebuilders, architects, and sub-contractors to build energy-efficient homes using applied building science to improve comfort, durability, and healthfulness while meeting or exceeding the energy code.
You will need to work with a qualified renewable energy contractor and/or
electrician to properly size and install the system. Air. Conditioning. In 2001, 53
percent of US homes had central air conditioning (AC), and 22 percent had room
Author: Paul Scheckel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
With rising energy costs, homeowners are beginning to examine the energy efficiency of their own homes, asking questions about where energy comes from and how much it costs, how to choose new appliances and what options exist for renewable energy. The Home Energy Diet answers all these questions and more while helping readers take control of their personal energy use and costs so they can save money, live more comfortably and help the environment. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how your home uses—and loses—energy you pay for via: Electricity Hot water Heating and air conditioning Windows, walls and insulation The Home Energy Diet involves readers in learning about their own homes by: measuring, metering, investigating and considering habits related to household energy use; learning how to quantify energy consumption and cost and making informed decisions about cost-effective improvements and upgrades. The book explores the misunderstood concept of efficiency versus cost by comparing fuel costs and equipment choices, including the possibility of using renewable energy for meeting home energy needs. This authoritative guide makes efficiency fun through personal anecdotes and humorous “tales-from-the-basement” energy misadventures. Since energy efficiency is an investment that offers returns greater than Wall Street, readers can earn several hundred dollars every year just by following the advice in this book. As a bonus, many of the energy-saving strategies described can make for improved indoor air quality and healthier, more comfortable homes.
They were also the first in the borough to install air conditioning in a house.
Photograph by J. Lloyd Grimstead. An unidentified family poses in front of their
bungalow home, c. 1930. This type of house is very common in the Radio Section
Author: Stacy E. Spies
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Located in central New Jersey’s Middlesex County, Metuchen was historically known for the stellar collection of literary, artistic, and industrial talent who resided here, and earned the nickname the “Brainy Boro.” Since its beginnings as a village within Raritan township, Metuchen has matured from its roots as a commercial center for area farmers into a desirable suburban community. Metuchen compiles photographs from the rich collections of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, including some of the hundreds of photographs taken in the early years of the twentieth century by resident J. Lloyd Grimstead. The pages of Metuchen invite you to shop the businesses along Main Street, wait for the morning train with the commuters, and tour the gracious homes along Graham and Lake Avenues. In sharp, illustrative detail, you can visit historic Borough Hall and the library, and meet or reacquaint yourself with some of the people who made Metuchen their home.
... the value of the home. Subject to the 7.5% floor, you may deduct the full cost of
minor equipment installed for a medical reason if it does not increase the value of
your property, as, for example, the cost of a detachable window air conditioner.
Author: J.K. Lasser Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
America's number one bestselling and most trusted tax guide offers the best balance of thoroughness, organization, and usability For over half a century, more than 39 million Americans have turned to J.K. Lasser for easy-to-follow, expert advice and guidance on planning and filing their taxes. Written by a team of tax specialists, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 includes all the outstanding features that have made this book the nation's all-time top-selling tax guide. As an added value, you can gain direct access to dozens of bonuses through jklasser.com, including links to the latest tax forms from the IRS, up-to-the-minute tax law changes, small business help, and much more. The book of choice for today's serious taxpayer Your Income Tax 2011 contains Over 2,500 easy-to-use tax planning tips and strategies Easy-to-understand coverage of the year's tax law changes Filing tips and instructions to help you prepare your 2010 return Quick reference section that highlights what's new for 2010 Quick topic index to help pinpoint the biggest money-saving deductions Advice for customers whose use software or CPAs to file their taxes Filled with expert advice and guidance, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2011 will help you plan and file your 2010 tax return in the most efficient way possible.
A reference you'll warm up to From the background and basics of heating systems to the newest chip-based technology, this first volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you comprehensive information you need on the job.
Author: James E. Brumbaugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A reference you'll warm up to From the background and basics of heating systems to the newest chip-based technology, this first volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you comprehensive information you need on the job. Whether you're installing, servicing, repairing, or troubleshooting an old or new heating system, you'll find what you're looking for, from wood and coal furnace maintenance to new calculations and the latest environmental technologies and regulations. * Review the basics of installation, wiring, and troubleshooting for different HVAC systems * Choose the correct system for the space, climate, and needs * Compare the economy and efficiency of various fuel types * Install, maintain, and troubleshoot conversion units * Find formula cross references, data tables with conversions, and listings of trade organizations and equipment manufacturers
your heating and air-conditioning must be completed before your electrician
finishes his work. Next comes your electrician to install switches, receptacles (
sometimes called devices), light fixtures, and electrical appliances, such as the
Author: Carl Heldmann
Publisher: Storey Publishing
You don’t need to depend on (or pay) a general contractor to manage your construction project. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one, you can manage the job yourself. Carl Heldmann outlines how to purchase your own land, set a reasonable budget and schedule, describe your needs and vision to an architect, and hire subcontractors to do the actual building. Cut out the middleman and save as much as 25 percent on your beautiful new home!