Insulation in the walls, floor and ceiling is very important to maintain a comfortable temperature in your house. But an air-tight house will be cheaper to heat and to cool than a leaky house, regardless of the insulation levels.
For families, and those that are new, Electric RC cars are a great investment. They allow families to spend quality time together, and are age appropriate, are not messy to deal with, and provide more run time. Electric RC’s come in a variety of different styles, from tanks, to water and air craft, and of course cars and trucks. There are even submarines, and a new product called to RC Water Cannon. This is a cool little RC product. It floats on the surface of a pool, or other flat body of water. When you want to shoot an intended victim, a jet of water can shoot about thirty feet.
Architectural drawing without 3D is like typing a letter on a computer without a monitor. You probably got most of it right. You are probably not going to be able change it. You may redo it a few times. Wouldn’t the feedback from a monitor be good?
Architectural desktop is rough, Revit is smooth. Architectural Desktop is fragile and breaks, Revit is strong and solid. Upgrading Architectural Desktop is a multi-week process involving breaking all the tons of current customization and rebuilding it after you purchase a few books, email some gurus, and find the hidden cache of secret inside information on what is really going on inside the stupid program. It takes not one but at least three programming languages to make this thing work right. Then of course you have to retrain the users.
These are shiny reflective barriers that can be added to attics or floors to reflect and repel additional heat from your home. It has been shown that these barriers can reduce your home electric cool box ac/dc bills by twenty percent.
Autodesk gets part of the blame for this because they are competing against themselves with at least four different products for architecture; AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Architectural Desktop (Now called AutoCAD for Architecture, and Revit. That’s confusing. In the past, they have sent a lot of mixed messages. Which one is best for what I do? Which one is cheapest? Which one will help me meet women and drive a new sports car? And I didn’t even mention consulting engineers and the competing products they use.
Of course, you’ll also need a ceiling fan in your bedroom. We’re lucky — our house was built in the ’70s when ceiling fans were the rage in L.A. But they’re not a big ticket item. You should be able to find a high quality ceiling fan at a lighting store or on the Internet for as little as $35. They run more if you want one with light bulbs and, of course, you can spend a few hundred for a special look. They come in all different colors and styles. Hunter and Casablanca are among the better brands. Installation runs about $100 though occasionally more if your ceiling isn’t built to easily take a fan and a new electrical junction box is needed.