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Taco presents Folds of Honor with donation (Press Release)
Taco Comfort Solutions in June donated more than $32,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation at the Eastern Energy Expo at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to children and...
As we get closer to the finish line of building my new home, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite sources of knowledge.
Now that the walls of my new home are all painted up, I’ve been working on four key areas of the home’s interior: the flooring system, the kitchens, the bathroom, and the master bedroom.
Putting a good finish on the interior walls of a home is more than just slapping paint on a wall and calling it a day. Every home is different, and so is every paint job.
There’s always a trade-off to doing drywall during the wintertime. I want to be able to finish off the taping process quickly, but it needs to be warm enough inside my house for the installation to go smoothly.
There's no better way for me to kick off this new year than with a home that's getting to be almost ready to move into.
Company puts its automation features in AHR Expo spotlight
As far as winters go, we’ve been pretty lucky over these past several years with fewer snowstorms and milder temperatures overall. But it looks like this winter could be a colder one, and I need to get the insulation on my new home buttoned up before the snow arrives.
Winter’s around the corner, and we’re on a race against the clock to get most or all of my siding system installed around the outside of the house.
After some careful consideration, I’ve decided to install a solar thermal system onto the roof above my garage as part of my project!
Taco Family of Companies Acquires Taconova (Press Release)
Taco Family of Companies has acquired the Taconova Group, a leader in innovative hydronic solutions for heating, plumbing, and solar energy applications in residential and commercial buildings.
You probably know by now that photo voltaic solar panels have been part of my master plan for this home since day one. Utilities are expensive, especially electricity. My wife and I are usually pretty good about turning the lights off when we leave a room, but the bills can still add up.
Taco Introduces eLink, Sophisticated Connectivity Tool (Press Release)
Taco Comfort Solutions has introduced eLink, a wireless connectivity platform to provide users with product information, direct to their mobile device or laptop. Taco’s eLink makes it effortless, using NFC (Near Field Communications) technology to get important information on Taco...
October is definitely here. I'm thinking more about what I need to do at the job site to prep for winter and meet a few key deadlines before the cold sets in.
I can’t believe that it’s already time for our first blower door test. It feels like yesterday that I was walking around on a piece of raw land and problem-solving with my wife over what we wanted our new home to look like. Now here we are - the lion’s share of construction has been completed and I’ve shifted my focus to the interior.
One thing that sticks out to me about building an eco-friendly home in 2017 is that from a technology standpoint, there’s never been a better time to build one. From appliances to lights to indoor comfort, nearly every facet of a home can be managed through a centralized control system connected to the internet.
It occurs to me that some the most important things about building a home are either underground or otherwise unseen, from utilities to time and effort.
Fifty years ago radiant heating might have sounded like science fiction. Today there’s a saying about concrete and underfloor heating systems that goes, “friends don’t let friends pour concrete without PEX in it”.
There are many angles to building an eco-friendly home including advanced construction techniques, using recycled building materials, and for many people, growing food and recycling the waste. For my project I’ve tried to cover as many “eco-friendly umbrella” areas I can.
If you’ve been following this blog you know I’m a big fan of good project management. My wife and I know what we want the home we’re building to feel like to live in, but with all the new technology, building products and techniques available, we have really focused on the results we want and sought out experts to guide us.