1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 28, 2008

:302 Window Condensation

Take the 1:5:10:365 challange: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:302 EcoTip:  The formation of condensation that lasts for more than a couple of hours without drying completely by itself is an indication that the moisture level in you home is too high. Do what you can to reduce the humidity levels. Condensation forms on windows or other surfaces when the temperature of the surface is less than the dew point temperature. If you find condensation forming on windows that doesn’t dry by itself every single day, it should be wiped up and dried daily to prevent damage until you can get the humidity levels under control.

***********************************

 Additional Information:

Suggested Review: :116, :300, :301

Would you like to receive an email alert for each new 1:5:10:365 EcoTip? Sign up for a Google Alert.

Advertisements

October 22, 2008

:296 Insulated Drapes

Filed under: :296 Insulated Drapes — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 8:52 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:296 EcoTip:  Substantial amounts of energy are lost through windows. Insulated drapes can increase whatever R-value your windows already have by R-6 or more.

Source: The Warm Company

 

***********************************

 Additional Information:

The warm company has an on-line book called Shades for Comfort You can download it free at http://www.warmcompany.com/wwpage.html. It provides detailed information on making your own insulated drapes, but will also be helpful in understanding what to look for if you decide to purchase insulating drapes that have been pre-manufactured.

Would you like to receive an email alert for each new 1:5:10:365 EcoTip? Sign up for a Google Alert.

Blog at WordPress.com.