2012 | ISBN: 1118099400 | English | 208 pages | PDF | 60.5 MB
Underst& how to maintain everything in yourhome including the kitchen sink
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 & construction costs & makessure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. HowYour House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about everymajor appliance & building element in your house. Clear,full-color drawings show you exactly how these things should be puttogether & how they function, including what to check if theydon't work.
Covering topics such as electrical systems, heating & airconditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation,framing, doors, & windows, this updated Second Edition hasconsiderable additional information, with new chapters related tosustainability in & outside the house, as well as new topics,including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture &mold, & passive solar heating. * Illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating & airconditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation,framing, doors, & windows * Includes a wealth of additional information, with new chaptersrelated to sustainability & outside the house * Features new topics that include clock thermostats, ventlessgas heaters, moisture & mold, LED lamps, motion-activated lightswitches, & 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 & how they function, How Your HouseWorks supplies you with the knowledge that just might save youhaveing to call in a professional.