2012 | ISBN: 1118099400 | English | 210 pages | True PDF | 11.9 MB
How Your House Works, Second Edition reinforces the factthat it pays to be an informed consumer. Knowledge of your home'ssystems helps you control repair and construction costs and makessure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. HowYour House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about everymajor appliance and building element in your house. Clear,full-color drawings show you exactly how these things should be puttogether and how they function, including what to check if theydon't work.
Covering topics such as electrical systems, heating and airconditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation,framing, doors, and windows, this updated Second Edition hasconsiderable additional information, with new chapters related tosustainability in and outside the house, as well as new topics,including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture andmold, and passive solar heating. * Illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and airconditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation,framing, doors, and windows * Includes a wealth of additional information, with new chaptersrelated to sustainability and outside the house * Features new topics that include clock thermostats, ventlessgas heaters, moisture and mold, LED lamps, motion-activated lightswitches, and passive solar heating * Presented in a richly illustrated with full-color drawings
With see-through, cross-section drawings that show you howthings are put together and how they function, How Your HouseWorks supplies you with the knowledge that just might save youhaving to call in a professional.