Archive for February, 2011
Electric floor heaters have become a popular heating method in recent years for keeping homes warm and at the same time its very energy efficient. The ability to adjust the warmth of a room with full control while using the least amount of energy makes this system a popular upgrade to any home.
There are fundamentally two types of floor heating systems, Electric Floor Heaters and Hot Water Heater Systems. Both are based on the same concept of wires or hollow tubes that our insulated and woven across an insulated mat forming a wire mesh. The Read the rest of this entry »
New home owners learn new things about home ownership every day. My most recent adventure has been with my furnace. Over the last couple of months I noticed my house had been acquiring very dusty, more dusty than usual. I would dust off my table and then two days later there would be a fresh layer of nasty grey particles dulling my beautiful cherry wood. I wasn’t quite sure what to think, and I nonchalantly mentioned it to my father, who immediately asked me if I had changed my furnace filter. I didn’t want to sound stupid, so I Read the rest of this entry »
Individual boards or plyboard panels make wood subfloors. Before it is covered with resilient flooring, both these have to undergo similar preparations. You have to ensure that the surface is clean with each of these floors before you apply any floor sealer. Before laying the resilient flooring on the wood subfloor ensure that the subfloor is well suspended and well cross-ventilated from underneath to avoid the ill-effect of moisture.
It is a simple process to prepare a plywood subfloor for new resilient flooring. Ensure that the panels are firmly attached with annular ring nails or cement-coated Read the rest of this entry »
If your room or basement is getting too cold for your comfort during winter and just turning up the heat does not fix it, you might want to consider getting a portable room heater. Those little handy devices are compact and can be placed anywhere in your room, and can generate lots of heat to keep you comfortable in those winter nights.
Usually, if your house has a inhabitable basement, and you live in an area with a colder climate, you might want to consider acquiring an extra portable heating system. Basements are quite hard to Read the rest of this entry »
Along with pool ownership comes pool maintenance and when the time comes to clean the pool, everyone who swam in it disappears and the job begins. Everyone loves the swimming and fun times but no one wants to be creditworthy for the cleanup and maintenance of it. However, when you own a pool, it’s an unavoidable task unless you want to be swimming around in dirt and leaves and algae filled water.
Today’s ever changing pool technologies offer myriad types of pool cleaning options from pressure cleaners, sucking cleaners, robotic cleaners and in-floor pool cleaning systems. Read the rest of this entry »
As cold weather approaches, you gaze astatine your older NJ home and at the radiators that provide warmth to you and your family. It’s a classic New Jersey castle- cherry wood doors and moldings. Fireplace… oversized windows, refined Victorian radiators and… a steamer heating system. The former owner has left you some notes on how to care for your system, but the paper is yellowed and aged, and the words can no longer be read at all.
If you ar accustomed to other contemporary types of home heating, be it forced air or hydronic baseboard, you Read the rest of this entry »
Owning a furnace mean that there may come times when things go wrong. There ar resources for you to use in order to help you troubleshoot the problems that you may be having with your furnace before you call in a professional which could potentially cost you a lot of money. If you own a Fuel Oil Furnace, you know that you have a furnace that is very durable and can last for many years, but you also know that problems can arise and knowing the first steps to identify these problems could be the difference of how much Read the rest of this entry »
Portable Air Conditioning Units
With those hot summertime years fast approaching keeping your home cool becomes high on the priority list. Even though your home may have central air conditioning this can often times become very expensive to operate. Well, now there is a solution to only cool the room that you ar occupying with introduction of the Portable Air Conditioner.
Portable air conditioning units are larger than window air conditioning units and can be transported from one room to the other fairly easily. They take up quite a bit of floor space, and need to be situated near a Read the rest of this entry »
Indeed there are bamboo floor problems though not as severe as you would imagine. I always believe that knowing the trouble and doing something about it is the right thing to do. So if you have bamboo flooring, like me, you should pay attention to some details that may give you headaches later on. Prevention is better than cure after all so before bamboo floor problems could occur, be ready for it, or prevent it as best you can.
Very High Expectations
There ar many problems with bamboo flooring. First, people Read the rest of this entry »
Wood flooring is popular for its classical beauty and ambiance; however with the ever changing global trends and new generation taste a notion is being conceptualized that wood is for older men. Does this mean that hardwood floors are losing its glory?
Well the answer can be a YES or NO, well it is really a NO. The word classic means that it ne’er get out of trend and we will get back to it over and over again. New trends today ar just seasonal. Let us compare wood flooring products to music. If you can Read the rest of this entry »