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November 26, 2019

The Radiator and Its Historical Significance

Your heating system provides heated air whenever and wherever you need it to improve your home comfort. It’s hard to imagine your home without it. But do you know the appliance and inventor that you owe your comfort to? Franz San-Galli is widely regarded as having invented the modern radiator, which contributed to the development of modern central heating systems significantly. Let’s take a look back at modern radiator history. The Life of San-Galli Franz San-Galli was born in 1824 […]
November 21, 2019

Insulating Paint: What It Is and How It Works

Insulating paint is a concept based on a long-sought-after goal of insulating structures by applying a specially formulated paint coating — instead of more labor-intensive, conventional methods such as installing insulating material in the attic and inside walls. In the 1990s, NASA pursued research into insulating coatings to protect space vehicles from extreme heat during re-entry into the atmosphere. Today, several manufacturers produce insulating paint for structures.  Limited tests have been conducted on these products thus far and results have […]
November 19, 2019

5 Facts About Your Ventless Fireplace

There’s nothing better than gathering around the fireplace on a cold day, but unless you have a functioning chimney to vent the smoke, it can be dangerous and difficult to manage. However, now there’s a cheaper, safer alternative: A ventless fireplace allows you to bypass the ventilation and enjoy a roaring fire safely, without a chimney or flue. Here are five things you need to know about ventless fireplaces: They use something called perfect combustion. Running on natural gas, the fireplace’s burning is […]
November 14, 2019

Should You Install a Window Air-Conditioning Unit?

Window air conditioners are not generally the most efficient option for cooling a house, but they have their uses, particularly for cooling individual rooms. If you need to cool a room that your air conditioning ductwork doesn’t reach, a window air conditioner is not a bad choice. Also, some homeowners, deterred by the cost of replacing a central air conditioner when it conks out, may try to get by with one or more window A/Cs. Here’s some shopping advice for window A/Cs: […]