How your house works A visual guide to understanding and maintaining your home

Charles Wing, 1939-

Book - 2012

"An easy-to-understand richly illustrated guide to how everything in a house works. The book's many full-color illustrations are all drawn by the author for the general consumer to understand. Virtually everything in your house is included, with illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This updated second edition has considerable additional information, with new chapters rela...ted to sustainability and outside the house, as well as new topics including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating"--

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Series
RSMeans.
Subjects
Published
Hoboken, N.J. : RSMeans c2012.
Edition
Updated & expanded ed
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xvi, 192 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN
9781118099407
1118099400
Main Author
Charles Wing, 1939- (-)
  • Plumbing
  • Wiring
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Air quality
  • Appliances
  • Windows & doors
  • Foundation & frame
  • Outdoors
  • Toward sustainability.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"An easy-to-understand richly illustrated guide to how everything in a house works. The book's many full-color illustrations are all drawn by the author for the general consumer to understand. Virtually everything in your house is included, with illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This updated second edition has considerable additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability and outside the house, as well as new topics including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"An easy-to-understand richly illustrated guide to how everything in a house works. The book's many full-color illustrations are all drawn by the author for the general consumer to understand. Virtually everything in your house is included, with illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This updated second edition has considerable additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability and outside the house, as well as new topics including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heatin"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Presents a visual guide to every system and structure in the home, including plumbing, wiring, heating, cooling, air quality, appliances, windows and doors and the foundation and frame. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

An illustrated guide to how everything in a house works from heating and air conditioning and plumbing, to sustainability and ventless gas heaters.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

Understand how to maintain everything in your home—including the kitchen sink How Your House Works, Second Edition reinforces the fact that it pays to be an informed consumer. Knowledge of your home's systems helps you control repair and construction costs and makes sure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. How Your House Works uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance and building element in your house. Clear, full-color drawings show you exactly how these things should be put together and how they function, including what to check if they don't work. Covering topics such as electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows, this updated Second Edition has considerable additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability in and outside the house, as well as new topics, including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows Includes a wealth of additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability and outside the house Features new topics that include clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, LED lamps, motion-activated light switches, and passive solar heating Presented in a richly illustrated with full-color drawings With see-through, cross-section drawings that show you how things are put together and how they function, How Your House Works supplies you with the knowledge that just might save you having to call in a professional.