Fixing Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces
A whole-house approach still holds true for a sometimes-forgotten space.
When coal-burning gravity furnaces were common, people spoke of feeding the "monster in the basement." The monster seemed defanged when gas and oil replaced coal, but still appeared fearsome. [continue reading]
When air handlers and ducts are located in buffer zones like basements, energy and air quality problems associated with duct leaks--as well as the diagnostic procedures employed to evaluate them--tend to be quite complex and problematic. [continue reading]
Here are the final numbers for my Energy Upgrade California home retrofit. Table 1. Air Leakage (CFM50) Test-in air ...
The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...