Moldy Shoes Blues
Below is a dialogue, conducted over time, between Doug Garrett and Moldy In Marin. The topic came up in the office because we received several questions from online readers about an article, “Beware the ...
Moldy Shoes Blues
Below is a dialogue, conducted over time, between Doug Garrett and Moldy In Marin. The topic came up in the office because we received several questions from online readers about an article, “Beware the ... [continue reading]
Safe Air at Home
At Pure Energy, we are finding more and more IAQ problems caused by pollutants that are supposed to be outside the living space, but are being drawn into the living space by unbalanced house pressures. [continue reading]
Comparing Open- and Closed-Cell Foams
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]
An Ice Problem
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]
Naturally Circulating Hot Water System
Steve Greenberg is a facilities energy management engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a technical editor at Home Energy. Q: I have been having a discussion with a fellow worker concerning our house heating ... [continue reading]
How Do I?
Q.After reading the article about your home (“Design, Construction, and Performance in Ohio,” Jan/Feb ’07, p. 36), I have some questions. (After all, imitation is the highest form of praise!) [continue reading]
Why Leave a Gap in Crawlspace Insulation?
I read your article “Closed Crawlspaces Do Double Duty,” from the 2005 Special Issue (p. 32), with great interest. The crawlspace in our new home is built over a 4-inch cement floor over plastic ... [continue reading]
Q I enjoyed reading your article on the home you recently built in Ohio (“Design, Construction, and Performance in Ohio,” Jan/Feb ’07, p. 36). I am an architect practicing in the Pacific Northwest (... [continue reading]
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