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Jun
26
answered Changing from 2 ton to 2.5 ton AC
Jun
26
comment Changing from 2 ton to 2.5 ton AC
"I have to add Freon every 6 months or so." Seriously? This means you have a refrigerant leak and should probably replace the refrigerant lines.
Jun
12
answered How can I reduce heat transfer around my window unit air conditioners?
May
8
comment What are the pros and cons of sash vs. tilt and turn windows?
Here's an explanation: "Casement and awning windows offer excellent air infiltration performance because pressure from the wind tightens up the seals. Tilt-and-turn windows, with their dual compression seals and multiple locking points around the perimeter offer equal or better performance. Traditional double-hung windows cannot do as well due to their sliding surfaces where compression seals are not possible. And, horizontal sliders generally have the worst air infiltration performance of all window types." from: wascowindows.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/…
May
8
comment What are the pros and cons of sash vs. tilt and turn windows?
Yes, there is variation within each window type, but it is generally true. See efficientwindows.org/otypes.php for a discussion of air leakage of different window types.
May
8
answered What are the pros and cons of sash vs. tilt and turn windows?
May
1
answered Why do I have to start my furnace manually every morning?
Feb
26
comment HVAC Duct options in floor joists
So you have an existing HVAC system. Where are the ducts currently? Are you looking to reroute existing ducts serving the main floor, or are you adding on new ductwork for the basement only?
Feb
26
answered HVAC Duct options in floor joists
Feb
26
comment HVAC Duct options in floor joists
Is this an existing home or new construction? You would like to avoid soffits, but is there room for a dropped ceiling?
Feb
18
comment How can I prevent cobwebs in my house?
A positive side effect of extensive air sealing will be smaller utility bills and less drafts. If you hire someone to do the air sealing, make sure they do blower-door-assisted air sealing, where the house is pressurized or depressurized with a fan to find the leaks.
Feb
10
revised Adding outside wood boiler to oil furnace
add words for clarity
Feb
9
suggested approved edit on Adding outside wood boiler to oil furnace
Feb
7
comment Easy way to temporarily insulate gap between hardwood floor and baseboard?
@brandondtb, could be. I'd check the caulk for any material restrictions. I used the removable caulk on old painted wood window frames, and some paint did chip off when removing it, but I'd suspect that wouldn't happen if the baseboard paint is in relatively good condition.
Feb
6
answered Easy way to temporarily insulate gap between hardwood floor and baseboard?
Feb
3
answered Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
Feb
3
comment Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?
@Randy, That's a special kind of dryer (a condensing dryer), not a special kind of vent.
Jan
31
revised What reasons are there to rewire an ungrounded circuit instead of adding GFCI protection?
Added missing word and paragraph break
Jan
31
suggested approved edit on What reasons are there to rewire an ungrounded circuit instead of adding GFCI protection?
Jan
30
revised What reasons are there to rewire an ungrounded circuit instead of adding GFCI protection?
Move note about not adding separte EGC wires and improve formatting