Sometimes a cowboy is better off with a mule...
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
As houses are built tighter, they exchange less air between inside and outside. This saves energy, but the inside air can get stale if you don't have a fan and a plan
The first in a series of 'Basics' videos on residential electricity. This one is on receptacles.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #3. You can control the bath fan and the light from the switch, automate with motion and sensor controls, or you can mix and match methods. You can even tinker at the switch
These mighty-mites can provide heating, cooling, and air-mixing for a well-insulated house, but they look so darned—European. It is hard for many Americans to warm up to them.
Answers to common questions about sound, fan efficiency, and motor design
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
Stack effect is relentless: it is always working, when you’re awake or asleep, even during blackouts. And it feeds on itself.
A blowtorch, flexible drive, sheet stock, and a spade bit make a mighty clever solution to running wire around corners in framed houses.
Versatile installation bracket makes bath fan retrofits easier
Holes in walls amount to big walls full of holes unless you seal the hole after you make it
Direct the heat toward the feet
#TheHardWay, the easy way, and the in-between way
Indoor air quality is more than just a green building buzzword
Built tight and verify. And then ventilate.
Floor plan dictates hood placement, roof framing dictates fan placement
Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.
To suck air from under a slab, the slab must be airtight
Turns out, ducts buried under insulation actually can work to save energy and eliminate condensation inside the ducts. If you seal and insulate them first