Residential Furnace Variable Rate Vs. Constant

The fantastic news: your standard forced-air furnace includes 2 rates. The bad news: the rates are “on” and “off” Permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors in conventional furnace blowers don’t adapt variable speeds. More advanced, high-efficiency furnaces incorporate electronically commutated motor (ECM) technology programmed to operate at variable speeds and output. Most existing PSC furnaces can [...]

The Future of Manufactured Housing

Manufactured houses have evolved since their inception in the post-World War II era, when veterans’ families were searching for affordable and cellular areas to live. Throughout the 1960s, manufactured homes grew larger with more furnishings, but were mobile in nature. The Housing Act of 1980 officially recognized manufactured homes as buildings. In 2010, many manufactured [...]

How to Dispose of Landscaping Rocks

If landscaping stones don’t fit your gardening style and you have obtained a home in which the previous owners used stone everywhere, or if you have stones leftover from a gardening project, you will want to dispose of them correctly. You can’t simply put landscaping stones on the curb with your household trash. Instead, look [...]