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What You Should Know About Radiant Floor Heating

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating is a type of in-floor heating that heats your home from the ground up, instead of going through vents and ducts in your home. This is done through a heat transfer system installed between the finishing layer and substrate layer of your flooring. Here are some things to know about this type of home heating system. There Are Different Types of Radiant Floor Heating The first thing you should know about this form of heating is that there are actually different methods. There are hydronic heating systems that work through radiant air floors in your home, though this is the less popular option. This is done by having tubes installed underneath the floor’s surface, which hot water goes through. It works similar to a radiator. When hot water fills the tubes, it helps to heat the...

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How to Build a Simple Grecian Urn Water Feature

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Build a Simple Grecian Urn Water Feature

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as the sound of water gently bubbling over stones on a pleasant summer’s afternoon. You can build your own Grecian urn fountain water feature in just a weekend using supplies you’ll find in a good DIY or garden store and a few basic DIY skills.  Read on to find out how. What you’ll need large, Grecian-urn-style pot decorative stones and pebbles barb fitting PVC female adapter plumber’s epoxy drill with masonry bit waterproof catch basin cinder blocks sand plastic grate flexible tubing submersible pump hose clamps x 2 flexible screen reciprocating saw PVC pipe black spray paint How to do it Begin by creating a drainage hole in the bottom of your urn using the drill and masonry bit. If the vessel already has a hole, you may need to widen it slightly, and...

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Looking Beyond the Energy-Efficiency of Using Double-glazed Windows: 3 Other Essential Benefits

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Looking Beyond the Energy-Efficiency of Using Double-glazed Windows: 3 Other Essential Benefits

The main consideration behind the design of double-glazed windows is to improve energy-efficient in homes. That’s why these window units have an extra layer of glass to provide insulation against the cold weather outside and keep your home warmer, especially during winter. Likewise, the insulation will protect your home against high temperatures outdoors by absorbing some of the solar heat burning through your windows during those excruciatingly hot, summer days. Besides associated energy-efficiency, double-glazed windows provide other essential benefits as well, including: Noise reduction Do you want to keep your home quieter and more peaceful despite not having any say on noises coming from outside? Equipped with two layers of glass, double-glazed windows will dilute noise coming into your home from outside, dramatically reducing noise pollution and maintaining a quieter indoor environment. Noise reduction will vary depending on the...

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