Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality
Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ...
Conventional hydronic radiant floor (HRF) heating systems offer significant comfort and efficiency benefits compared to conventional forced air systems. Comfort is improved by delivering heat low, where the people ... [continue reading]
According to the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), the humidity level in a bathroom during a bath or shower “is like that in a tropical rain forest—uncomfortable, ... [continue reading]
Q. I have a question for Doug Garrett, the author of “Beware the Closed Bedroom Door,” which appears on the Home Energy Web site, in the Do It Yourself section. Could you please ... [continue reading]
There was a time when it seemed unlikely that Wisconsin housing could be too tight, but times have changed. [continue reading]
Tracer gases have been used for many years for air flow testing in buildings. However, the expense and complexity of analysis equipment, and the difficulty of analyzing results, have restricted this kind of testing to ... [continue reading]
Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes?
Last week I attended the annual Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. (Along with 1,900 other people!)