Archive for December, 2010
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Installing a Solar Water Heating system for your home is a great way to reduce your annual energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. And with Governments now providing incentives to install renewable technology in your home, now could be the time to consider getting one fitted.
However, the initial purchase and installation price can be quite expensive so before you make your decision to install a solar water heating system there ar some questions you should ask yourself.
1. Is your property suitable for solar hot water?
A typical Read the rest of this entry »
ceramic floor tiles picture
Floor tiles as compared to wall tiles ar generally larger, thicker and more durable. They come as squares, rectangles, octagons, hexagons as well as Moorish, ogee and other shapes as well. Floor tile are available as glazed or unglazed. Unglazed tiles ar less slippery and wear shows less easy since the color extends all the way though the tile.
Ceramic floor tile solves several common flooring problems. It is durable, easy to maintain and you don’t have to worry about breathing all those toxic vinyl fumes. As compared to other natural type flooring materials like wood, Read the rest of this entry »
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Even if you are a novice with do-it-yourself projects, the DIY solar water heater is still a good project for you to do. There are dissimilar levels of difficulty that can be built, depending on what type of project you are undertaking. Regardless of your level of expertise, you will be able to find a suitable project that is appropriate for both your needs and your level of experience.
There are dissimilar options for DIY solar water heaters and the simplest among these are batch water heaters. These are designed so that the parts you need Read the rest of this entry »
Most of the time people don’t give a lot of thought to their plumbing. It just sits in the background, performing a silent, but necessary job. That is, until something goes wrong. Then, you find yourself scrambling to get it fixed before everything gets too out of hand. There ar several common causes for plugged drains and a few things that you can try yourself before calling in an expert.
Because of the need to conserve water, toilets have been redesigned to flush with less pressure and water use. This is great for the environment, but Read the rest of this entry »
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Condensing boilers can be found in around 70% of homes in the UK. The reason they are so democratic is because they ar simply the best boilers if you want an effective heating and water system. The reason they are so effective is because they ar designed in such a way to use fire more economically. There is very little fuel/heat loss with new condensation boilers compared to boilers made years ago. The design is clever because they reuse any waste gases back into heating your home and water. With non-condensing boilers wasted gases are ejected out of the Read the rest of this entry »
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I was thinking about what topic to post on this weekend and I got a call from my sister. She asked; where can I get a tankless water heater. This was fortuitous, because I had just read an clause on gas tankless water heaters and the comparative costs of installing one versus a standard gas water heater. In that clause the comparison was not very favorable.So, I asked my sister; why do you want to know? Well it seems she is renovating her utility room and wanted to reclaim the space in the corner Read the rest of this entry »
wood boiler picture
You just bought or a thinking of purchasing an outdoor wood boiler. How do you integrate that kettle into your existing home heating system? The guy marketing you the kettle wants the sale and tells you that hook it into your system is very simple.
Outdoor wood boilers come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part larger is better for these things. The next thing you need to consider is whether the kettle is open or closed. It does make a difference in the way it gets hooked up. Closed systems can be hooked Read the rest of this entry »
parquet flooring picture
Parquet flooring is a classics – it brings style and uniquity within the room’s atmosphere. It allows various designs of fitting and it can also accommodate extra elements such figures, borders and edging of a different type of wood. Having parquet floors installed however is not as easy as heaving other type of wooden floors installed.
The first step of provision your parquet floors will be choosing the design and respectively the sizing of the blocks you will require. Going for a square tiles fitting for example will require Read the rest of this entry »
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Reclaimed lumber, like many things of real beauty and value, does come with a price. You’re looking at buying the Mercedes of floors here, after all, non the Yugo. The costs to retrieve and prepare the rescued lumber ar generally not cheap for the suppliers, and these costs are always passed down to the customer in the cost of their wooden flooring. When harvested from old buildings such as homes or barns, the buildings mustiness be meticulously de-constructed in a manner that will preserve the reclaimed wood and protect it from damage. Once these old buildings ar de-constructed, the Read the rest of this entry »
heat insulation picture
Being green and saving money are one and the same thing when it comes to heating. A poorly insulated home will non only cost more to heat, but will also require more energy and therefore, more emissions will be pumped into the atmosphere.
When most people think of insulation their minds commonly turn to the loft. And while loft insulation is vital as heat rises and a poorly insulated loft will lead to the warmth from your home disappearing into the ether, and costing you more as you are strained to have the radiators on for Read the rest of this entry »