In the developed world, mechanical systems such as perimeter heating, compensate for shortcomings in envelope performance to provide a thermally comfortable environment. However, with an increased interest in maximizing energy efficiency and façade transparency, as well as providing healthy spaces for occupants, this model is due for reconsideration.
Drake Landing Solar Community provides a real-world example of how conventional heating fuel consumption for space heating can be nearly eliminated, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5.5 tons per house annually.
Being hot and sticky in the summer months is bothersome and when your A/C runs constantly it can become costly and annoying. As we approach the summer months, it is a great time to troubleshoot the common causes of your A/C running all day before you get hot under the collar.
It turns out, if your air conditioner seems to be running constantly, there are a few quick troubleshooting tips you can follow to either fix the problem or at least find the source of your problem...
And in today's post I'm going to show you exactly what to look for (many of the issues can be taken care of) and ways you can prevent them from happening.