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I found all of these issues in the same 1985 home.   Obvious use of 1 drill bit per circuit by the electrical contractor.   This duct was d…

Started by John Nicholas

1 Mar 5, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

Fire doesn't need air, does it? ;)

I was performing a WAP test-out when I found this.  The insulation contractor didn't install baffles and didn't know enough that you can't…

Started by Joel Greenberg

4 Jan 17, 2011
Reply by Joel Greenberg

Look what a Whole House Fan can do to the Insulation---3ft at far end, 7 in near

Started by Matthew P

4 Jan 11, 2011
Reply by Matthew P

Level Insulation

Started by John Nicholas

0 Jan 8, 2011

Attic "Stairs" and Other Adventures

Vicky and John of Kendall Grundy Community Service ran into this "staircase" used by a 68-year-old woman and much more while weatherizing t…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Jan 1, 2011

Slapdash Return Plenum in a Crawlspace

The photos show a return plenum on a bare-floor dirt crawlspace in a house where my company replaced the HVAC system. This is exactly how i…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Jan 1, 2011

Is there a Downside to High-MERV Filters?

MERV, or Minimum-Efficiency Reporting Value, is a measure of the efficiency with which filters remove particles of specific sizes. Accordin…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

Size Matters

  John Proctor, of Proctor Engineering in California, is the author of one of Home Energy's most popular articles, on sizing air conditione…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

A Dehumidifyer for a dehumidifyer

Bob Kildea, of Home Energy Insight in Kalamazoo, Michigan sendt us this "What Were They Thinking" story in 2009: "I saw this installation i…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

Weak at the Elbows

In the November/December, 2005 issue of Home Energy, Dick Robinson   of Advanced Energy Systems of New York, writes, "Some of the things th…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

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Got insulation?

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Return Possum

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