Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Save the World Wednesday: Think Green Thursday: Heating your house.
I link these two memes because I think they both are doing a great job for our Mother earth.
My school is building new class rooms. I follow the development of this project with enthusiastic interest because it is a green class room. They line big 8 inch thick slabs of special Styrofoam slabs. On these slabs, they line pipes which is filled with water. This water will be heated. Concrete is poured over this, and the class rooms will be very warm with the carpet laid.
Some of the rooms are completed, and we can feel the warm. The kids take their shoes off. Kiwi kids love not wearing shoes, and this is just great for them. The kids don't feel cold and wear bulky clothes.
Here is an article I wrote earlier, before I started blogging.
Are double-pane home windows worth the expense?
The price of oil has just gone up to almost US$100 a barrel. This has a trickle down effect of price rises in the power bill. To save our power bill, and also save the environment, double glazing our windows will help keep our bill down..
Initially, installing the insulated Glazing Unit or simply called double-pane home windows. It may appear an expensive exercise. But over a long term, it is worth the expense. These windows will not leaky and let cold air to seep in and waste the heat generated by your heater. They will work the opposite in summer. They will keep your house cool on a hot sweltering day..
Double –pane windows is having two lites of glass spaced apart and hermetically sealed to form a single glazed unit. There is an air space between each lite. The purpose of this is to improve the thermal performance of glass. The gap is filled with air or an inert gas, such as Argon, which will increase insulation.
Double-glazing reduces noise, prevents draft and keeps the heat so the house is warm in winter. As the noise from outside your house is reduced, your house is nice and quiet. It will be a more pleasant place to live. Another added bonus is double-pane windows give your house a modern look and your house value will go up. You will recoup your investment should you decide to sell your house.