Afloat with an Heating, Ventilation and A/C system

I love watching those dwelling improvement shows.

They truly are an addiction.

The most recent series I have become faithful about watching involves identifiable housing choices. I have seen everything from living in a treeapartment to turning an actual cave into a year round home. Each modern one presents a peculiar set of challenges to make it into a tploy home. The one I was watching last monthreally intrigued me. The person bought an old rusty barge that has been put out of commision. I was used to move steel back in the days of industrial greatness along the canals and Great Lakes. It truly looked terrible when he bought it but spectacular when finished, one of the things I found fascinating was that, due to the hull being basically hollow, they were able to install a good Heating, Ventilation and A/C system. The air duct was run through the hollow space and up through the walls. It was a system exactly like you would find in a frame built apartment and it ran on propane gas. I thought this was genius. I always thought that if you lived on the water you had to have some sort of marine type Heating, Ventilation and A/C system or one that was similar to that you would find in a car. The system that they installed included zone control and everything. The vents looked just like those in my own home. The owner was able to travel in their dwelling on the water while feeling like they were in a official house. It is amazing how far the Heating, Ventilation and A/C industry has evolved from the days of big old gas heaters and clunky window A/C units.


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