Month: September 2018

Propane or Natural Gas: what is the best option for my home?

Most people don’t understand the differences between natural gas and propane when thinking about energy source for a house. We will explain here the main concepts of both products. Natural Gas Natural gas occurs deep beneath the earth’s surface, and consists mainly of methane, a compound with one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms. Natural

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Gas explosions: understanding the complex system behind natural gas delivery

In New England we were very worry about gas explosions that happened last week, and it is quite natural to become curious about WHY it happened. To better understand some possible source for the problem, we have to understand how the gas system works. The gas flowing from higher to lower pressure is the fundamental

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Air-sealing starts at the basement

Air tightness is one of the most important area of focus in residential construction. Many builders think that achieving an air tightness number that is low enough to surpass the codes needs requires a significant increase in budget due to costly materials and increased labor. But you can follow some simple steps that can work

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Basement Egress…With Charm

Due to local laws, having a basement egress is an obligation all builders must abide by. Not a lot of these systems are nice–let’s be frank, here. But all of them don’t have to follow this same pattern of complacency. Some systems can be clean, elegant, practical, unique, they can fit your style and all

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Interactive Intelligent House

Imagine this: your home warms before you rise, the song you’ve been obsessing over builds into existence early in the morning, the shades slide up and fresh sunlight spills into your room. No, this isn’t a movie scene, it isn’t Tony Stark’s new tower, nor is it the new TV series persuading us that only

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