This is a boiler that provides supplemental heat to a house that already has forced air heating. Heat from this boiler is used on the lower level to heat a number of rooms each of which have separate thermostatic controls. In addition to heating the rooms in the lower level, this boiler is also used to heat the floor of the garage. In addition to heating the floor of the garage, it heats an apron outside of the garage, so that if you have ice buildup you can just use a shovel and just push it away because it will have melted the interface between the snow and the concrete. In addition to heating the garage floor, this boiler is also used to heat domestic water with an indirect water tank. This water tank operates at the same 95% efficiency as the boiler does. You can tell it’s a 95% boiler by looking at the plastic flue pipes. Your standard domestic water heater operates at 58%. This will significantly reduce your impact on the environment and reduce your water heating costs.
The summer is here, and with that comes the heat. We busted some common air conditioning myths to help you save money while still feeling cool!
“It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” This cliché sums up a major problem with high humidity: excessive moisture in the air makes you feel hotter than hot. You’re sticky, sweaty, and all-around miserable.
When there’s high humidity inside, it’s even worse. High indoor humidity is super-uncomfortable because there’s no escape. Beyond simple discomfort, excessive moisture can make you sick with allergies or breathing problems. It may also harm your house, in the form of mold, rot, and structural damage.
The Department of Energy reports that in a typical home, heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy used. This means this is the largest energy expense for the average American home. This also means that warm air leaking into your home during the summer months translates into wasting tons of energy dollars. Here’s some preventive measures you can take to avoid wasting both energy and money in your home.
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