Hello, Home Energy readers. You may remember my story from a previous issue (“Adventures in Radon and Moisture Mitigation,” HE July/Aug ’14, p. 20). I’m the architect-turned-academic who introduced deadly radon ...
HVAC System Pressure Relief
Correcting pressure imbalances in your HVAC system can result in a healthier, more efficient home. [continue reading]
Moisture, Leaks, and Pressures in Mobile Homes
The first challenge is to determine whether the problem is moisture condensing in the ceiling, or a roof leak, or both. To find out, look for penetrations in surfaces. [continue reading]
Wet Georgia Crawlspace
Wet Georgia Crawlspace Q. I have too much moisture in the crawlspace of my 1971 single-level brick home in west central Georgia. Can you recommend a method to lower the moisture ... [continue reading]
Home Performance Meets Green Renovation
The EarthCraft House Renovation program gives existing homes the green treatment. [continue reading]
Q.We just moved into a brand-new house in April, and paid more than twice what we paid ... [continue reading]
Remediating Mold: A Clip-Out Checklist for Building Professionals
Diagnosing and remedying mold and moisture problems requires good detective skills, proper safety precautions, and a working knowledge of the best practices for mold cleanup and building rehabilitation. Before ... [continue reading]
Dry Notes from the Underground
Research shows that homeowners invite mold growth and serious health risks with a finished basement that has moisture problems. [continue reading]
Moisture Problems in Manufactured Housing
Manufactured homes are affordable to many. A study points the way to making them healthy by dealing with moisture problems. [continue reading]
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.