In No-Regrets Remodeling, the editors of Home Energy magazine show how new technologies and building practices can turn typical remodeling projects into opportunities for long-term benefits that add comfort and value to a home. Using over 100 detailed illustrations, the book describes how to avoid recurring problems including drafts, overheating, mold and mildew, peeling paint, rotting roofs, and indoor air pollution. Guides to selecting heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment, water heaters, insulation lights, and windows demonstrate the advantages of integrating energy efficiency into any remodeling plan.Retract or remove awnings in the winter to let in more sun and to keep snow from damaging the awnings. Awnings should have a small vent space where they meet the house to prevent heat from building up against the window. Be sure that anbsp;...
|Author||:||Home Energy Magazine Staff|
|Publisher||:||Home Energy - 1997-10|