Extreme heat and humidity can drive moisture deep into framing cavities which can cause mold, rot, and structural damage
Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite
Your electrician can make the insulation work better and easier to install
Rinnai uses the cold water line as a recirculating loop to save the cost of adding more plumbing
Making vinyl siding look great by eliminating ugly J-channel
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
Pennsylvania, New York, and Vancouver think so.
The physics and mechanics of turning cold water into hot showers
Three-pronged solution to indoor pollution: Isolate, eliminate, and ventilate
Q: How many holes will Matt cut before finding the leak?
A: As many as it takes!
Two fans talk to each other to replace stale air with fresh air
Houses cannot expand and contract with changes in pressure like balloons can. Instead, they need paths for air to balance the pressure
Like kitchen & bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
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.
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.
Stack effect is relentless: it is always working, when you’re awake or asleep, even during blackouts. And it feeds on itself.