Cooling Conundrum: Understanding Electrical Problems With Air Conditioners

Air Conditioner

Hey there, have you ever found yourself on a scorching summer day with your air conditioner not working? Talk about a cooling conundrum, right? Well, the culprit behind this may not always be what you think.  Sometimes, it’s not about gas leaks or blocked filters but the unseen, often overlooked electrical issues. These little gremlins […]

Breakthrough creates a metal roof cooler than the surrounding air!

Metal Roof

One of the really big myths is that metal roofs make a house hotter than other roof types. Anyone who has spent time on a tile roof knows that every roof – with the exception of thatched and green roofs, gets hellishly hot. And that heat radiates straight into your roof space and then continues into […]

Master Heat Pump Installation with This Easy Guide

A contractor installing a heat pump onto an apartment.

Installing a heat pump in your home doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. You can accomplish it yourself with the right tools and guidance. This comprehensive article walks you through all you need to know to set up a DIY heat pump.  We’ll cover selecting the right model, prepping the installation site, and the […]

Heatproofing Your Home For The Summer – Tips, Tricks & Best Practices

Heatproofing

It can be hard to beat the sweltering temperatures of the summer heat, but don’t let it make you feel defeated just yet. There are effective ways to heatproof your home to maintain a cool indoor environment despite the warm weather outside.  Beat the Heat: Top Tips for Heatproofing Your Home This Summer In our […]

Energy-Efficient Windows: A Smart Investment for Your Home’s Future

Energy-Efficient Windows

Keeping the temperature of your home high during the coldest month of the year or low during the hottest tends to hit your electric bills badly. Energy-efficient windows are the answer to making your home comfortable throughout the year.  Continue reading our energy-efficient windows guide to know why adding them to your home is worth […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Home’s Energy Bills From Soaring

There’s nothing more frustrating than paying a huge bill for your energy usage. It can be even more aggravating if you’re trying to cut costs by turning off lights and appliances but don’t know how else to lower your energy bill.  Luckily, there are several things that homeowners can do to keep their energy bills […]

Building Ventilation Basics: 5 Things You Need to Know

There are countless architectural techniques to design buildings. All of them offer a variety of facilities to make the building better and more comfortable. Some people like to have pillars, sometimes, it can be a demand for the building. Ventilation is an important idea to keep in mind when you are designing your building. You […]

9 AC Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Whether it’s through a blistering hot summer or a frigid winter, your HVAC system keeps you comfortable throughout the year, which is why It requires regular maintenance. Regular professional HVAC maintenance prevents expensive breakdowns, reduces energy bills, extends your system’s life, and ensures warranty protection. Preventive HVAC maintenance can help you safeguard your loved ones […]

10 Reasons To Install Floor Insulation In Your New Build

Many focus on insulating projects that focus mainly on attics and exterior floors. However, insulating spaces under floors also goes a long way in saving you money on heating and cooling costs. It can apply to homes with unheated cellars or have no basements as it can help in bringing down your heating costs. You […]

Practical Ways to Strengthen Your Home Cooling Efforts

Homeowners in warmer parts of the country – and areas that receive brutally hot summers – spend a fair amount on home cooling. This is particularly true for households that rely solely on their central A/C systems. Although a good central air conditioner can be an invaluable tool, making it your only home cooling aid […]

When To Fix And Replace Your Home AC?

Summer is one of the best times to purchase an air conditioner (AC). If you already have one, have you recently checked the condition of your AC? While the equipment appears to be in good operating order, you can never be too sure if one of its components could be faulty. Ignoring minor warning flags […]

What You Need to Know About Your HVAC System:

Your HVAC system is vital in your home. It can control the humidity, temperature, and quality of the air to make you feel more comfortable. This system prevents you feeling overly hot in the summer and keeps you warm in the winter. Here is what you need to know about your HVAC system, including how […]

Tiburon House

San Francisco, California – Andrea Ponsi Architecture Site area: 4500 mq   (2.2 acres) Built-up area: 850 mq (9.146 sq.ft.) Project: 2005 – 2006 Construction: 2006 – 2008 Completion date: 2008 Photography: Richard Barnes Could this house on the San Francisco Bay be any more grandiose? In it are a courtyard, four gardens, and an art […]

Adelaide’s Bridge House

Bridging the gap in Adelaide...

The Bridge House   –   Max Pritchard Architects Photography:   Sam Noonan Adelaide has surprisingly cool winters and distinctly hot summers.  Most people turn to energy consuming appliances to fight nature – air conditioners and gas or electric heating.  This home uses neither.  And, as you can see, it leaves the land on which it […]

Building from the Top: 7 Essentials of Effective Roof Design

Roof Designs

Every homeowner strives to establish a secure and cozy habitat, and the design of the roof plays a pivotal role in accomplishing this. With proper planning and strategic execution, your roofing can be designed to offer many years of shielding against changeable weather patterns.  7 Key Elements of Efficient Roof Design for a Well-Planned Structure […]

Constructing a DIY Compost Bin for Eco-Conscious Living

Compost Bin

Are you looking to go green? Making a DIY compost bin lets you reuse food waste as a nutritional boost for your garden. Composting also helps you contribute to lowering landfill waste by lowering the amount of trash going towards them.  This article will guide you in making your compost bin to benefit your home […]

Your Guide to Crafting Raised Garden Bed Soil Without Breaking the Bank

To create your own premium raised garden bed soil, you'll typically need a mixture of compost, topsoil, organic matter (such as peat moss or coconut coir), and possibly other amendments like perlite or vermiculite, depending on your plants' requirements.

Are you ready to take your gardening game to the next level? Raised beds are the way to go! Not only do they enhance the aesthetic appeal, but they also foster robust plant growth and alleviate strain on your back during gardening. However, before you start planting, ensure you have the appropriate raised garden bed […]

AC Maintenance: When Is It Time to Call the Experts

Most people don’t think twice about their AC until something goes wrong. But, if you want maximum efficiency at a minimum cost, you need to properly maintain your AC unit. By doing so, you can expect it to serve you well for years to come. You can do some things to keep your AC in […]

Y7 House floats on a mountain

Y7-house by Show Architects

Nagasaki  Japan  –  Show Architect Site area:     284 m2  (3,067 sq. ft.) Building envelope:     95.5 m2   (1,031 sq. ft.) Built area:     89.4 m2  (966 sq. ft.) Photography:     Blitz STUDIO Toshihisa Ishii This timber home sits on the side of a mountain offering panaoramic views over Omura Bay. […]