Moldy Shoes Blues
Below is a dialogue, conducted over time, between Doug Garrett and Moldy In Marin. The topic came up in the office because we received several questions from online readers about an article, “Beware the ...
Q We are building a new passive-solar home and have had difficulty finding commercially available low-U, high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) windows. The specs quoted for the windows in the Home ... [continue reading]
Q I live in a 1920s Wardman row house in Washington, D.C. The house has a cast-iron radiator heating system. I hired a local contractor to do some bathroom renovations. It was necessary to ... [continue reading]
Q. Is it cheaper for a homeowner to run one 100-gallon gas hot water tank or two 50-gallon tanks? There are six heavy water users in our household. How ... [continue reading]
Wet Georgia Crawlspace Q. I have too much moisture in the crawlspace of my 1971 single-level brick home in west central Georgia. Can you recommend a method to lower the moisture ... [continue reading]
Q. I have a question for Doug Garrett, the author of “Beware the Closed Bedroom Door,” which appears on the Home Energy Web site, in the Do It Yourself section. Could you please ... [continue reading]
Q. I have a gas-fueled direct-vent hot water tank. It has been in service since September 2003. I have a water softener as well.We get our water from a ... [continue reading]
Q. I have a problem with the crawlspace in my home. When the air conditioning is running, I can smell the crawlspace. Is there a good way to keep ... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...