Overcoming Obstacles to Advanced Air Sealing
We all know the basics of energy efficiency. Air seal high in the building, then low, then insulate. Seems simple, right? Stop the air from leaking into or out of the building. Save money. Increase ...
Crawlspace Condensation Q:I was called to a doublewide mobile home to investigate a problem with a 4- year-old duct system (the original duct system was ... [continue reading]
When the air temperature inside the heated space is cold enough to freeze plumbing, clearly there's a problem. [continue reading]
In the confusing world of insulation materials, telling the difference between fraudulent claims and the real thing is not easy. [continue reading]
Major problems exist with the way some attic insulations are manufactured, labeled, and installed. An experienced insulation contractor, diagnostic technician, and building science educator sizes up the ongoing problem of cheating and offers specific recommendations to prevent it. [continue reading]
In the summertime, radiant barriers give attic insulation a clear advantage in cutting the demand for cooling energy. [continue reading]
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