[updated October 2012] Our homes are our castles, literally. It’s not unusual for them to have hot tubs, steam rooms, multiple refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines, movie theaters and even indoor pools. But what about the cost of electricity to maintain these amenities, coupled with the cost of heating your home? One thing you can count on with energy bills: […]
Radiant heat floor systems are a smart way to keep your home cozy from room to room. When the heat comes from beneath your feet, the cold climate of winter can feel much more warm and comfortable.
Winter Wisdom: Prepare your home, yard and auto for the cold months.
Create a cool breeze by installing a whole house fan.
How much air do you need to move through a house to cool it with a fan? The traditional rule of thumb is 3 to 4 times the floor area (by this a 2000 square foot house will require from 6,000 to 8,000 cfm).
Tower Grove Park’s Piper Plant House is an impressive blend of European design with high-tech energy efficiency and comfort. In the spring of 1999, Architect Philip Cotton Jr. was commissioned to restore and renovate the Piper Plant House, a Victorian orangery (greenhouse) in Tower Grove Park.