Garage, Home Office / 10.09.2019

The numbers are impressive; there are currently around 20 million  Americans who work at least few days a month from home and the number is increasing according to NY times. They go on to say that about half of all businesses are home-based. This makes sense because freelancing is becoming more attractive as employer fringe benefits such as health care benefits and pensions keep dropping. As work-at-home types quickly find out, a computer on the dining table with kids scampering about just doesn't work. Why a Garage Home Office? In many...

Heating / 10.09.2019

The basic function of a heat pump is to move heat from one location to another. It sounds simple enough and really, the process is rather simple. The technology involved moves the heat from a low temperature heat source to a higher temperature heat sink. A heat sink is something that absorbs and disperses heat from something else using thermal contact. A heat pump pulls heat from the air or the ground. Thus, you have air-source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. It should be pointed out that...

Basement / 10.09.2019

One of the biggest problems a homeowner can have is flooding in the basement. Some use the basement as an extra room while others use it for storage. When heavy rains come and flood it, it can cause a major headache, not to mention a lot of money and time to have the water in the basement removed. Frequent flooding can weaken the structure of the house and even cause health problems for those who are living there. A sump pump will automatically pump this water out and away...