For your knowledge and future reference, I have compiled a series of internet links describing the operation of home systems and components as well as a number of reference books.  I have tried to organize this page on a category basis, for instance; home heating systems, roofing systems, central air conditioning systems, hot water heaters, etc.


Home Heating Systems:


For great energy saving tips on home heating and hot water systems, check out the US Department of Energy site below

http://energy.gov/public-services/homes/heating-cooling/home-heating


Another very good site providing tutorials on heating, air conditioning, heat pump systems, etc.

http://energy.gov/public-services/homes/heating-cooling/home-heating


More Energy tips from EnergyStar

https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hvac


The best tutorials on water, steam and hot air heat

http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/10087_EDF_BottomBarrel_ch2.pdf



Hot Water Systems





Roofing Systems





Electrical





Plumbing





Central Air Conditioning





Exterior


Although I am not too wild about this guy, Bob Villa does an OK job of describing the attributes of vinyl siding

http://www.bobvila.com/articles/vinyl-siding-101/#.VUybaWctEdU














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