The Unexpected Energy Benefits of Mechanically Vented Crawl Spaces
The debate on how best to treat crawl spaces has gone on for decades, and the building codes regulating crawl space design have constantly evolved. For a long time the entrenched thinking was to rely ...
Plumber’s Bummer This picture was taken from inside a mobile home. The plumber had run the water lines inside the ductwork to prevent freezing. However, he failed to seal the ductwork back. We ... [continue reading]
Matthew Holtkamp knew when he was in technical school at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, that he would have his own HVAC business some day. In 1996 his dream became a reality when ... [continue reading]
Energy Star has promoted programmable thermostats since 1995, estimating that consumers will save 10%–30% on their heating and cooling energy bills. With sales of programmable thermostats doubling in the last ten years, and with more than 25 ... [continue reading]
Training in the whole-house approach to home performance gives contractors the ability to save lives as well as energy. [continue reading]
Madison Gas and Electric's goal was simply to give its customers a sense of the range of electricity and gas costs across a variety of larger multifamily properties. [continue reading]
Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...