Air Sealing with AeroBarrier
In many parts of the country, house envelopes are notoriously leaky, with unintended air infiltration that results in additional space-heating and -cooling equipment loads. While voluntary codes and standards for envelope tightness have existed for ...
We build crawl spaces because they are cheaper than basements. But controlling moisture can be a challenge, depending on the climate zone. [continue reading]
Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]
Q. Home performance contracting is new to us at our residential heating and cooling company in the Northeast. We are trying to do best by our customers as we learn on the go. One issue ... [continue reading]
Home Energy recently visited one of window wright Dave Clark's jobs in an area of Berkeley, California, called the Gourmet Ghetto. Clark has worked on every one of the windows in this house. [continue reading]
Credit: John Noble Q: I was just reading an article you have online regarding ridge vents and soffits (see “Out, Out Dammed Ice,” Nov/Dec ’96, p. 21). Our house was built in 1997. We ... [continue reading]
Most professionals now agree that masonry buildings in cold climates should be insulated. Here's how it's done. [continue reading]
We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985
We wrapped up the 2019 National Conference & Trade Show on April 4, 2019, after four full days of workshops, sessions, events, and networking! ...