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How To Stop Drafts and Save On Energy Bills Imagine leaving a window open all winter long -- the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding pull-down attic stair, a whole house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in your home every day. Drafts from these often overlooked holes waste energy and cost you big in the form of higher energy bills. Drafts are the largest source of heating and cooling loss in the home. Drafts occur through the small cracks around doors, windows, pipes, etc. Most homeowners are well aware of the benefits that caulk and weatherstripping provide to minimize energy loss and drafts. But what can you do about drafts from the four largest “holes” in your home -- the folding attic stair, the whole house fan, the fireplace and the clothes dryer? Here are some tips and techniques that can easily, quickly and inexpensively seal and insulate these holes. Attic Stairs When attic stairs are installed, a large hole (approximately 10 square feet) is created in your ceiling. The ceiling and insulation that were there have to be removed, leaving only a thin, unsealed, sheet of plywood. Your attic space is ventilated directly to the outdoors. In the winter, the attic space can be very cold, and in the summer it can be very hot. And what is separating your conditioned house from your unconditioned attic? That thin sheet of plywood. Often a gap can be observed around the perimeter of the attic door. Try this yourself: at night, turn on the attic light and shut the attic stairway door -- do you see any light coming through? If you do, heated and air-conditioned air is leaking out of these large gaps in your home 24-hours a day. This is like leaving a window or skylight open all year ‘round. An easy, low-cost solution to this problem is to add an insulated attic stair cover. An attic stair cover seals the stairs, stopping drafts and energy loss. Add the desired amount of insulation over the cover to restore the insulation removed from the ceiling. Whole House Fans and Air Conditioning Vents Much like attic stairs above, when whole house fans are installed, a large hole (up to 16 square feet or larger) is created in your ceiling. The ceiling and insulation that were there have to be removed, leaving only the drafty ceiling shutter between you and the outdoors. An easy, low-cost solution to this problem is to add a whole house fan shutter seal. Made from white textured flexible insulation, the shutter seal is installed over the ceiling shutter, secured with Velcro, and trimmed to fit. The shutter seal can also be used to seal and insulate air conditioning vents, and is easily removed when desired. Fireplaces Over 100 million homes, in North America are constructed with wood or gas burning fireplaces. Unfortunately there are negative side effects that the fireplace brings to a home, especially during the winter heating season. Fireplaces are energy losers. Researchers have studied this to determine the amount of heat loss through a fireplace, and the results are amazing. One research study showed that an open damper on an unused fireplace in a well-insulated house can raise overall heating-energy consumption by 30 percent. A recent study showed that for many consumers, their heating bills may be more than $500 higher per winter due to the drafts and wasted energy caused by fireplaces. Why does a home with a fireplace have higher energy bills? Your chimney is an opening that leads directly outdoors -- just like an open window. Even if the damper is shut, it is not airtight. Glass doors don’t stop the drafts either. The fireplace is like a giant straw sucking your expensive heated or air-conditioned air right out of your house! An easy, low-cost solution to this problem is to add a Fireplace Plug to your fireplace. Available from Battic Door, a company known for their energy conservation products, the Fireplace Plug is an inflatable pillow that seals the fireplace damper, eliminating drafts, odors, and noise. The pillow is removed whenever the fireplace is used, then reinserted after. Clothes Dryer Exhaust Ducts In many homes, the room with the clothes dryer is the coldest room in the house. Your clothes dryer is connected to an exhaust duct that is open to the outdoors. In the winter, cold drafts in through the duct, through your dryer and into your house. Dryer vents use a sheet-metal flapper to try to reduce these drafts. This is very primitive technology that does not provide a positive seal to stop the drafts. Compounding the problem is that over time, lint clogs the flapper valve causing it to stay open. An easy, low-cost solution to this problem is to add a dryer vent seal. This will reduce unwanted drafts, and also keeps out pests, bees and rodents. The vent will remain closed unless the dryer is in use. When the dryer is in use, a floating shuttle rises to allow warm air, lint and moisture to escape. For more information on Battic Door’s energy conservation solutions and products for your home, visit www.batticdoor**** or, to request a free catalog, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 15, Mansfield, MA 02048. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark D. Tyrol is a Professional Engineer specializing in cause and origin of construction defects. He developed several residential energy conservation products including an attic stair cover and an attic access door. Battic Door is the US distributor of the fireplace plug. To learn more visit www.batticdoor****
6 Apr 2009
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I went to shoot at the pillow fight two weeks ago for *******pop17**** and interviewed Natasha Wescoat along the way.
24 Apr 2009
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Vivian Wu ("The Pillow Book," "Eve and the Fire Horse") plays Meili, an interpreter who becomes an angel of vengeance when her husband is shot dead on his way to sign a joint-venture contract. The appearance of an enigmatic American (Richard Burgi, Desperate Housewives) who claims to be a kind of troubleshooter for companies draws her into a web of deceit, love and guilt in this time bending murder mystery that is part Memento and part Lover.
29 May 2009
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NewCapeGrace - Best Guest House in IslamabaD *******www.newcapegrace**** ToDD_SheA (*******www.cdrspakistan****) said: I live up in the mountains doing charitable relief work and come down to Islamabad once a month or so for meetings, buying medicines for our health facilities, picking up volunteers, etc. There are several guest houses I've tried out over the last few years, but 8 months ago I began staying at New Cape Grace, and have found a home away from home. When it comes to the combination of price, service and amenities, New Cape Grace is the best guest house in Islamabad. Other guest houses I've tried are more expensive, but I've experienced frequent problems that are very frustrating, especially when you visit a second time and the problems have not been solved by management. This indicates an owner and staff who simply don't care about the comfort of their guests- the internet is consistently down, the hot water is rarely hot (sometimes the water isn't there at all), the rooms are not clean, the pillows are not soft, the furnishings are cheap, the staff is not friendly, attentive and cooperative. New Cape Grace charges less but their amenities, rooms, food and service are comparable to what one would find in an upper scale bed & breakfast guest house in any tourist destination in The States. The thing I most like about New Cape Grace is that the ownership and staff work hard to provide a relaxing and affordable place that people like me will want to come back to again and again. They have earned my highest recommendation. best, guest, house, islamabad, pakistan, budget, houses, karim, meghji, newcapegrace, travel, lodging, accommodation, bed, breakfast, rawalpindi, room, service, wireless, dsl, internet, hotel, Best Guest House in Islamabad Pakistan, Islamabad Guest Houses.
19 Jun 2009
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*******www.myfdiinfo**** 877-267-3063 Largest Compensation Plan in MLM History. 100K+ quarterly earning potential. FDI is positioned as the global leader in Telecommunication. No other company compares, not even Buzzirk/Global Verge, 5Linxs, ACN. FDI is not a reseller. FDI International: We Enable You to Profit from all 7 Categories of Telecom. If I can save you 50-95% on the cost of your telecommunications, including international (cell phone, home and business phone, internet, & videophone), with better features than you currently have, without changing your service, but just by applying new Proprietary technology, would you?? Contact Lynette Jones Lewis 877-267-3063 FDI International will launch simultaneously in the US and 60+ countries worldwide. WE OWN THE TONE! That is, we are NOT just a re-seller of outdated technology that is subject to the whims of the Industry! We OWN cutting edge, proprietary technology that is re-shaping the industry TODAY, and for years to come! Here is a summary of todays landmark conference call: • Telecom is a $4+ Trillion Industry worldwide, $1.3 Trillion in US Alone. • FDI International will launch simultaneously in the US and over 60 countries worldwide. • Using cutting edge technology, save up to 95% of the cost of Telecom today. • Do this with NO contracts and NO credit checks! • Our Proprietary technology is an FDI exclusive! • Largest compensation plan in FDI history with six-figure quarterly potential. • WE OWN THE TONE! At a time when everyone is looking for ways to save money, you can show people how to save up to 95% of the money that they are already spending! Before your head hits the pillow tonight, ask your friends, family, coworkers, etc., these important questions:Convention 2009 • If you could easily make cell phone to cell phone calls to and from anyone in the world without roaming, long distance, connection charges, or per minute fees of any kind, would you want to know more? • Did you know that there is technology that will enable you to talk on your cell phone while flying in a commercial aircraft from coast to coast, without violating the no cell phone law, and at 0 cents per minute? • If you could get FREE and UNLIMITED access to VIDEO CONFERENCES with or without a video phone, and for up to 23 people simultaneously, would you say YES? • Did you know that you can have your own professional grade PBX phone system at your home or office that can route and control the cost of your personal, business, fax, VoIP, audio and video conference, and even your cell phone calls from anywhere in the world, for less than the cost of a single phone? • Did you know that the technology exists that will allow FREE VoIP calls on Internet connections as slow as dial-up, that is, NOT requiring EXPENSIVE Broadband connections? • If you could browse the internet on your laptop at broadband speeds, using your cell phone to connect, while simultaneously talking on the same phone, at 0 cents per minute, and with UNLIMITED data download, with no data card, no credit check, and no contract for as little as $10 a month unlimited, would you be impressed? Well, you can do all of this and a MUCH MORE more through YOUR new Telecom company: FDI International! All of the details will be rolled out on August 14th and 15th in Baltimore, Maryland at the FDI Annual Convention! Dont be left behind! Your business will grow at the speed of your voice!
3 Aug 2009
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In frame Download this movie or Watch Online *******movie2010***.tv/ Player Hockey League (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) who receives a habit to beat out rivals teeth nicknamed Tooth Fairy gets punished for his bad behavior - it should represent a tooth fairy from fairy tales, that is, wearing wings and a tutu, prokradyvatsyavpo night at home leave the children a dime under the pillow. Behind the scene Tooth Fairy - the traditional character of western folklore, created by adults for children who have a toothache: Fairy brings the child a small amount of money (or gift) to replace the fallen baby tooth placed under a pillow. Teeth can give fairy any day except Christmas.
20 Feb 2010
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Recording dreams using digital recorder instead of a notepad under the pillow.
25 Mar 2010
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The pillow wedge acid reflux is just one of 10 tips for prevention of stomach acid reflux which has been correlated to Barrett’s esophagus esophageal cancer. The Pillow Wedge promises a comfortable night's sleep.
2 Apr 2010
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13 Apr 2010
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*******www-pillowpets**** - Looking for a Pillow Pet coupon or discount code? Don't fall for the scam. Learn how to tell if the pillow is authentic or a animallow knock-off. Get a $25 Walmart gift card with your order.
21 Jun 2010
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Download Link File: *******filesharehub****/AltheaAda48824/Stranger 5+ comments for next chapter :) ------------ Miley sat back in her first class seat enjoying the softness of the pillow beneath her head. Her eyes drooped to a close and she slept soundly the whole flight. The flight attendant woke her when she came on the plane's intercom. "We'll be landing in Dallas momentarily. Please remain seated with your seat-belts fastened." Miley twisted in her seat, making herself comfortable.She pulled the window beside her open. She gazed out of the window as the plane descended, and saw the change in landscape. When they landed Miley stretched and her hand brushed against something unfamiliar. "Sorry." She mumbled, pulling her hand back, He chuckled."It''s okay, really. But I hope you don't mind me asking a question..." He saw Miley nod. "What brings you to Dallas?" She looked over, meeting the gaze of the man next to her. "I'm actually connecting with a flight into Houston, to get my daughter." "Hmm... That sounds great. I have a daughter too, she turns 6 tomorrow. I'm here for her birthday," "That's sweet! Where are you coming from?" She asked mesmerized that she'd finally met a remotely young man with a child. He was good-looking and he was dressed in a suit. Very executive looking. "I'm Miley, by the way." She smiled brightly. "Joe. Joe Jonas." he held his hand out. Download Link File: *******filesharehub****/AltheaAda48824/Stranger Keywords account maple hack adventure quest hack cs hack
8 Jul 2010
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Andrea introduces us to the pillow workout in today's getting fit.
3 Oct 2010
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