We’ve all seen the studies: Our Indoor Air Quality is terrible! It’s KILLING MILLIONS!! The problem with these studies is that if you’re like me you thought; “great, another scare tactic.” Or “it’s really only a problem in Asia.” Or of course, “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) may be a problem in someone else’s house, but […]
It’s time to break some rules. Here’s how we came up with the heating and cooling system for the Habitat for Humanity Deep Energy Retrofit in Ravenna Ohio. We’re going to challenge some assumptions!
Mold, moisture, a dead furnace, and a shaky foundation. Those are some of the challenges for The Deep Energy Retrofit of a Habitat for Humanity home near Cleveland Ohio. Here’s the story of figuring them out.
New consumer indoor air quality (IAQ) monitors give us insight into what we breathe. In the case of painting our front porch, it wasn’t good. Chemical pollutants galore. I compare the different IAQ device reactions to this event. Some come up short.
Part 2 of the series on the Deep Energy Retrofit of a Habitat for Humanity house in Ravenna Ohio. This one focuses on the energy audit and what we found examining the house. We have some serious work to do!
We’re doing a Deep Energy Retrofit on a Habitat for Humanity house. That’s a tough challenge! It’s going all electric, no gas. This is the first in the series about the project.
Quick fixes for comfort and energy bills like the MistBox are tempting. There is a lot more to the story, though. Before you buy one, read this.
Natural gas water heaters have a major problem few are aware of. Here’s the skinny and what to choose instead.
Did you know that Cleveland has lousy outdoor air quality and it could be making you sick?
Are you curious what a blower door reading actually means? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll also tell you what is good and bad, and how big of a hole the leakage represents. Do you have a whole window open? You’ll find out.
Find out what the 3 most important things are to make your home a more comfortable place to live as well as the key tool in fixing them.
Carbon dioxide is a good proxy for if your home is ‘too tight’. Learn how it works, how to measure it and possible solutions.