I would not worry too much about moisture coming in through your dryer vent. I would worry more about making sure that your dryer vent gets the moisture out of your home from the clothes drying process.
Hi Ralph, the biggest determining factor with remodeling projects is often budget. I have had many meetings with potential customers who were extremely excited about a possible remodeling project on their home, but when we finally arrived at a cost I never heard from them again.
Gas furnaces have pilot lights and they must be lit and working properly in order for the furnace to operate. When the pilot light goes out two things can happen: Gas can escape without burning and the furnace will blow cold when it should be blowing warm air.
Interior storm windows are what every house needs if they don't have double paned windows. A lot of energy can be lost through windows - more than many people realize.
The environment is a popular topic of discussion in just about every city in America. Many people wonder what they can do make their houses more environmentally friendly and efficient.
As one of those people who are resistant to change and think most new technology will probably end up as a passing fad, I'm always a bit dubious when a new building material happens along. Needless to say, I was less than enthusiastic a few years back when a private home inspector, for whom I was doing a remodeling project, wanted to use spray foam insulation in his home's exterior walls rather than good old-fashioned fiberglass batts.
I'm always looking for ways to save. Whether it's killing off vampire power with items like the Smart Strip power strip, or trying to use the least amount of paper products in my kitchen that I can get away with, I am a person who likes to save money and the environment.
I don't want to let myself admit it, but we're slowly creeping towards fall. The weather will start to get a little crisper, and you might find yourself grabbing for blankets more than you used to.
What does your entryway say? Your front door is the first impression that most visitors get of your home. Choosing an interesting, dramatic, elegant, or unusual front door says a lot about both your home and you.
Teri, although it might be less expensive to install storm windows over your home's existing windows, as opposed to purchasing all new wood windows, it may not be your best choice. Installing storm windows can help eliminate drafts and reduce solar heat gain within your home, but replacing your old single pane windows with new double pane ones could increase the overall energy efficiency of your home and would most likely perform head and shoulders above storm windows.