08/20/2012: WarmlyYours Weekly Remodeling and Radiant Heating News
Here is the latest news from the WarmlyYours Weekly Radiant News for this week! We are your one-stop source for all things radiant and the home remodeling industry!
This week's featured articles:
"New Custom Additions to the TempZone™ Floor Heating Collection"
Here at WarmlyYours, we promise to deliver warmth and comfort to your home, while also making our products virtually effortless to install. And, in keeping with our promise of ease and warmth, we are introducing our new TempZone™ Standard Mat and our new TempZone™ Custom Fit Mat, both designed for easy installation while bringing optimal comfort to your home.
These new additions are the perfect complement to our TempZone™ Cut & Turn Rolls offering you the widest range of solutions for any room configuration. Our TempZone™ Electric Floor Heating systems can be installed under tile, stone, or hardwood to soothingly heat naturally cold surfaces. Generating an even heat throughout your home, the TempZone™ systems will not disturb dust, cutting down on airborne allergens, and can even reduce noise levels.
"The Geography of the Age of the Housing Stock"
In January, Eye on Housing took a look at the age of the housing stock. In that analysis, we found that according to the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS), the median age of owner-occupied homes in the United States is 34 years old, 11 years older than the median age found in the 1985 AHS. So it is clear that the U.S. housing stock is aging. And older homes are typically more expensive to maintain. Read More
"5 Steps to a Greener (and Healthier) Bathroom"
When it comes to creating an eco-friendly home, the most logical place to start is the bathroom. With the bathroom being such a highly trafficked area, you may not be surprised to discover the sheer amount of water and paper being wasted as well as lurking toxins. So how do you go about creating an eco-friendly bathroom that’s safe for you and your family? Try some of the following tips!
Water conservation: Did you know that just by turning off your faucet while brushing your teeth you can save up to 240 gallons of water a month? When going green, conserving water is one of the easiest steps to take. Just shorten the amount of time you take a shower, fix toilet or faucet leaks, and replace your toilet and shower head. And by installing a low-flow shower head, you can reduce water consumption by up to 50 percent! Read More
"Builder Confidence Continues Rise"
The August NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to a five year high of 37. All three components of the index also increased to five or more year highs. Builders report continued greater home buyer interest in purchasing a new home while interest rates remain low, house price movements appear to have turned positive and builders offer competitive prices.
The expectation component of the index increased to 44, the highest since March 2007 when it was at 50, a level where equal number of builders foresee a good market as see a poor market. At its depth in January 2009, the expectation component was 6 and was in single digits for five straight months during that history-making trough in home building. Read More
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