Patrick Michaelyan
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Vinyl Siding with Integral Insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Feb 27, 2015. 18 Replies

Hello Pros.I have a client for whom I'm about to engage in stage 3 of improving the comfort in his home.One of my partner contractors is recommending vinyl siding with 3/8" integral insulation.My…Continue

Basement Renovation - Concerns & Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Beyer Mar 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Good morning pros!I am bidding on a basement renovation of a two story brick home in Arlington, VA. The first story is partially below grade. The foundation walls are CMU construction.Here are some…Continue

Closed-Cell Foam & Brick Walls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Michaelyan Mar 15, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello Pros.I have been reading up on the use of closed-cell foam applied to brick (foundation) walls.I live and do business in northern Virginia, where we have a heating dominated climate with hot…Continue

Rigid Foam (Polyiso) as a Weather-Resistive Barrier

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Mar 18, 2014. 10 Replies

Hello pros!I have done much reading on the subject and am still in need of a final round of feedback on using foil-faced polysio board as a weather-resistive barrier (WRB).I completed a project over…Continue

 

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John White replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Funky Smell in Ductwork
"Before going to fix your problem of funky smell in duct work, you should try to find out why it is happening? Mold is often found as one of the most common causes of this kind of funky smell from ducts. This mold commonly grow on the condenser coils…"
Oct 2
John White replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Funky Smell in Ductwork
"Have you checked your plumbing vent line? It might cut out from somewhere, malfunction of vent termination. So check all these things before you can begin to tackle the issue of smell from your ducts. First you have to determine the cause of this…"
Sep 27
Franco Oyuela replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Funky Smell in Ductwork
"One of the most common causes of a musty smell in ductwork is the presence of mold in an air conditioner. The mold will grow on both the condenser coils and in the collection pan. The ductwork. Another common issue could be with any of the ductwork…"
Sep 26

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At 1:58pm on November 30, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Patrick,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby yesterday. 10 Replies

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Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John White on Friday. 9 Replies

Radiant Barrier Southeast

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