- As our Houston heat draws near and if Mr. Bush indeed lets the economic
stimulus package out, my windows will be finished being purchased. Some
of the items included will be removing old sheetrock on exterior walls
(inside) and re-insulating. Sheetrock is relatively inexpensive (labor
being my wife and I)and this gives instant access to the interior of my
walls. I still have aluminum wiring that will be replaced ($$) and
recycled, also basic plumbing inspections and sealing wall from outside
air penetration plus bugs and the lot. Has anyone used this product?
Will I need to integrate an outside air intake to offset making my home
tighter? I am also looking at a rooftop exhaust fan (small as I can get
away with) to pull air when cooking. The "energystar" oven appliance of
ours has a ridiculous convection feature that exhausts oven heat into
my home when finished cooking!! What type of engineer would think this
is acceptable? Basically when done with cooking (unless using grill)the
added BTU's will be taken out of conditioned air. Same with laundry
areas. Any information out there,green builders?
This is why HREG was started. All the energy efficient stuff was
designed for those who live in cool climates who want the heat gain.
Rather left those of us in the south out of the equation.
When I first bought my maytag fridge, it drove me nuts. The temperature
in my kitchen went way up. It may have used less energy, but it caused
my AC to have to work much harder. My other fridge when replaced was a
cheap roper, works much better. [Yes, I use 2.]
We did try putting the laundry in a closed room with a fan vented to the
outside. It helped some, not enough to justify the construction costs.
Now, I use a clothes line whenever it is warm/dry enough so I never
have any problems. When I do run the dryer, I want the extra heat in
Since we moved to the south 15 years ago, I have had an outdoor kitchen
for cooking in the summer. This is the best investment I have made for
a cooler house.
> The "energystar" oven appliance of
> ours has a ridiculous convection feature that exhausts oven heat into
> my home when finished cooking!! What type of engineer would think this
> is acceptable? Basically when done with cooking (unless using grill)the
> added BTU's will be taken out of conditioned air. Same with laundry
> areas. Any information out there,green builders?