Melissa Baldridge inquired about installing slab edge insulation on a potential E-Star certified project. Her question is a great one for any type or retro-fit work or one where the rater was not…Continue
Most homes in this area have a gas fired natural draft hot water heater. They come complete with a draft diverter. The purpose of the draft diverter is to send the exhaust gasses (containing Carbon Monoxide, Sulphur Dioxide etc) into the home if the chimney or flue doesn't allow them to go up. Left is a picture of a properly installed heater with a draft diverter. Note the space between the tank and the flue. That is the design that allow the noxious gasses to back draft into the…Continue
You’ve been in the attic, the crawl spaces or basement, climbed up and down any stairs several times. There have been some questions from the home owner and perhaps from the kids in the house. If you are like me, you’ve bumped your head a few times on low hanging fruit. It has been a fun, rewarding and perhaps a little stressful.
The thing I do to relieve this stress, is to depressurize. Yes, let all that built up stress just…Continue