Monday, October 22, 2007

Heating and cooling hints

There's an article about heating and cooling in the October issue of Log Home Living also.  Be sure not to get an air conditioner that's too big for your home (temperature flucuations); and find out how noisy the unit is going to be.  Nowadays there are two-stage and two-pipe furnaces and two-stage AC units (a more recent development) for energy efficiency.  There's also zone heating; and radiant floor systems are becoming more common.  And there's a geothermal option.  Log homes can be more energy efficient, btw.  (We have a heat pump, and I'm still not exactly sure how that works.)

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