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Reasons to Consider Heat Load Calculations for Basements

A heat load calulation is a complex calculation that measures heat gained and lost from a building or room, and based on this calculation the proper HVAC system is recommended for that building or room. Choosing your HVAC system based on the heat load calculation will ensure that temperature is properly maintained, and will also keep your energy bills…

How to Insulate Your Attic with Fiberglass Batts – DIY Project

Insulate Your Attic With Fiberglass Batts When it comes to insulating your attic, there are really only two types of insulation worth considering fiberglass batts or blown-in insulation. Blown-in insulation consists of bags of fiberglass or cellulose that are chopped up and blown-in to the attic or wall from a machine. Because of this, this…

Sick House Found – Water Heater Problem

A rusted out water heater flue to furnace flue connection. Another sick house found and in this case the problem could have caused serious health and safety issues, possibly even death. What was the problem?  Improper venting of the water heater caused the flue to rust out.  So, in a closet inside the home (where the…

Insulation Batts vs. Blown-In Insulation

When looking to insulate your attic floor there are a variety of different types of insulation that you can choose from. By far the two most common and most effective types are batt and blown-in insulation. Which one should you use in your attic? Well, to answer this there are a variety of different factors that you…

Whole house fans, good or bad?

Make sure your whole house fan is insulated and air tight so it doesn’t look like this!There are a number of companies promoting and selling large fans that install in the ceiling of a central location (typically) that pull in air from the outside and force that air into the attic and out the attic…