"Yes in my location in upstate NY this is a common practice. Even more common while dense packing tuck under garage ceilings. Be carefull and beware. That is why we do constant pre and post job inspections. Sometimes even with a great inspection…"
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
glad to see that you are still working in the chosen field.
I too seek to remain in the conservation business.
Now that the election is over, maybe the "good guys" can get back to work.
I am hopeful that our paths will cross…"
Return ducts used floor/ceiling joist and balloon frame wall cavities for return air. Once the walls were insulated the furnace suffocated and pulled all return air from the basement. The worst case CAZ was -12.3pa causing the furnace to backdraft…
A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
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A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…