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 and construction costs and makessure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. HowYour House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about everymajor appliance and building element in your house. Clear, full-color drawings show you exactly how these things should be puttogether and how they function, including what to check if theydon't work.
Covering topics such as electrical systems, heating and airconditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows, this updated Second Edition hasconsiderable additional information, with new chapters related tosustainability in and outside the house, as well as new topics, including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture andmold, and passive solar heating.
With see-through, cross-section drawings that show you howthings are put together and how they function, How Your HouseWorks supplies you with the knowledge that just might save youhaving to call in a professional.