January 1986 Table of Contents

A Little Heat

Harris Hyman weighs in on heating system options. Read more

Fresh Air, No Drafts Fresh Air, No Drafts

How to build an energy-efficient house with electric baseboard heating and preserve indoor air quality? Jon Eakes and his crew came up with a solution to the ventilation problem. Read more

Radiant Heat

Paul Hanke delves into radiant slab, Trombe walls, and other innovative radiant heating systems, and shows how careful planning and use of modern materials can overcome the typical drawbacks. Read more

Roof Pitch and Building Form, Part I

Gordon F. Tully walks through roof designs and describes the variations on the simple gable roof set over a rectangular box. Read more

The Swedish Solution

Housing consultant Richard Karg takes a close look at the latest in ventilation technology: the Swedish exhaust-air heat pump. How does this system work, what are the pros and cons, and how much will it cost? Read more

Wood: Cabinet Choice of the '80s?

There is a proliferation of choices in building materials today. Patrick J. Galvin looks at what cabinet manufacturers are offering and what builders are buying. Read more

On The House

Buckling Floors, Delaminating Siding Read more

About the House: Heating Systems, Part II

Electric, solar and solid-fuel heating systems Read more

Lotz on….: Water Heaters

printing material supplied by New England Water Heaters Read more

Restoration Primer: Measuring Up

The key to accurate measuring Read more

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