One sure path to energy efficiency in houses is eliminating air leaks. If you cut down the amount of air that has to be heated and cooled, you cut your utility bill substantially. But plugging up all those air leaks means less fresh air inside and this has brought on other problems.
One of the first [...]
Due to implications in numerous house fires, the once common practice of using aluminum wiring during the 1970’s is no longer permitted in new installations in most jurisdictions. If your house has aluminum wiring you do not necessarily need to panic. Aluminum wiring can be just as safe as copper wire as long as it [...]
Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we tend to have higher moisture and dampness in our homes. Being a home inspector from the greater Portland area, I’ll share with you some findings.
Some homes have problems with excessive moisture. It’s most noticeable as condensation on windows. If moisture is excessive and stays on your windows for [...]