Author Archives: Bryan

Revising Our HVAC Design

After considering the importance of indoor air quality, we decided to make some design changes so we have the highest indoor air quality while maintaining the optimal energy efficiency.  Bryan has been working with Ken Martin, of Silicon Valley Mechanical, to make this happen. Ken identified a number of locations where air would be flowing […]

Building Our Water Treatment System

Adam, having worked under the careful guidance of Edwin Tomas (Silicon Valley Mechanical), cut the copper fittings and built the components.  Then, he sweated the components together into separate assemblies.      

Treating Our Water

We want to have excellent water inside our house.  First, we need to get rid of the ‘scaling’ of the hard water that we have.  Second, we want the water purified so we can drink it.  Although our water in Monte Sereno is relatively pure, it is loaded with calcium carbonate, which leaves a white […]