March 16, 2018

Everyone dreads to hear that they have black mold in their home. It seems to be the asbestos of our day. It is omnipresent and though no one wants to be exposed to mold, for most people it is not an issue. Those with compromised lung health are most susceptible to bein...

February 9, 2018

There seems to be an assumption out there that your high heating bills and drafty house are caused by your windows and the solution is to replace them. The trouble with this is two-fold.

First, even the best windows will not perform significantly better than the ones yo...

January 26, 2018

Part 2 of 3 (Shadowing an Energy Audit)

Quick Fixes

The homeowner complained of temperature differentials. Wm asked where the thermostat was located and quickly solved that mystery. It was by the front door, directly in the path of the sun and on the west side of the hou...

January 15, 2018

Last night we had a little scare. Our carbon monoxide detector went off around midnight - why does this only happen at night?!?? It was chirping 5 times (we now know that means "end of life" for the detector). We changed the battery, and the chirping stopped, but we we...

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