Insulating Your Attic Access Scuttle Hole
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Insulating Your Attic Access Scuttle Hole

Most insulation I find in the attic of homes is air permeable (air can travel through it). This means while your insulation in the attic may slow the flow of heat via radiation, it will not stop airflow from the living space, which carries heat via convection, if there is a path for air to travel. The rule here…

How to Air Seal Electrical Boxes in 3 Steps
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How to Air Seal Electrical Boxes in 3 Steps

HOW TO AIR SEAL YOUR ELECTRICAL BOXES Stopping these leaks or drafts is a small piece of a larger puzzle, but still a piece nonetheless. The first thing you do is kill the power of whatever you are working on.  Don’t try any of this on a live circuit or you could be shocked or…

Best of 2014 Part 2
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Best of 2014 Part 2

I’m a bit later than I wanted to be getting this written, but hey, better late than never. If you missed the first part of this post you can see it here: Best of Home Inspections 2014.  So without further ado, the second half of the Best of the Worst pictures of 2014.   A waterfall…

Best Of 2014  Part 1
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Best Of 2014 Part 1

Another year older, one or two more gray hairs found, and a stack of pictures to choose from.  It’s hard to whittle it down to just a handful, but I selected the top 10 problems found during home inspections this year. A Cold Fireplace – This is a picture from a one year old home.  The owners…

Energy Saving Program in Kentucky Saves Homeowners Big Bucks.
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Energy Saving Program in Kentucky Saves Homeowners Big Bucks.

As a very hot summer comes to a close, heating your home may be the last thing on your mind.  But with winter coming (for my fellow GOT fans) I’ve got some great news for you.  There is a little known program available that can save you a lot of money.  How does a 20% savings…