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Sealing Flex Duct Passing Through an Air Barrier

Greetings,In reference to maintaining the integrity of an air barrier, best practice requires all penetrations be properly air sealed.  Spe…

Started by Danny Gough

7 Feb 10
Reply by Ed Minch

Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

I have lots of my auditing customers who ask me about duct cleaning, and if they should do it.  It seems like the only way to get them real…

Started by Gordon Smith

39 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Charles Buell

Green Home Solutions Franchise

Seems like a good concept to franchise cleaning up mold in people's houses.  People are afraid of mold.  And cleaning it up with something…

Started by Paul Raymer

3 Nov 26, 2018
Reply by Craig McManus

Sealed crawl space for new construction

I retired from this business in 2010 so please forgive me if my knowledge and questions are dated.  My experience was mostly multi-family a…

Started by Kent Kjellgren

19 Nov 7, 2018
Reply by William Turner

Radiant Barrier Southeast

Is it worth the cost to retro-fit radiant barrier into existing attic space in southeast part of USA Roof is 4/12 hip, 2200 sf

Started by Gary Wright

6 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by yassin chahdi

Stud cavity air returns

Seems like a reasonable use of space and materials and saving in costs to use a stud cavity as a conditioned air return.  But is it a good…

Started by Paul Raymer

17 Aug 31, 2018
Reply by Bob Ellenberg

Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with dampers

I'll soon be working on converting a second floor of a residential building that was never finished and is being used as an attic for the…

Started by scottscontracting

57 Aug 31, 2018
Reply by Walter Ahlgrim

Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?

I am curious about other's experience as I get asked the following question all the time:  Is it necessary to pull out a poorly installed b…

Started by Dav Camras

10 Aug 17, 2018
Reply by Peter Krych

Log home roof insulation

Good afternoon all,  We were called in to do an energy audit on a log home.  Very nice house but with ice build up and back up in winter an…

Started by Bob Reuther

10 Aug 7, 2018
Reply by Bob Reuther

Overheating garage

Hi all, I'm looking for potential solutions to a problem at a client's house.  The south facing 2 car garage gets extremely warm in the sum…

Started by Chris Bellanca

7 Jul 5, 2018
Reply by John Nicholas

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