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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone! I bought a condo and turns out the guy of the unit above likes to smoke himself inside his apartment, and the cigarette smoke (I am a first unit) comes into my unit, as well as odors from cooking. The smell enters through the kitchen ceiling and the bathroom, I know it because...
  2. HVAC
    This furnace is letting out cool air along the side of the wall. I felt with my fingers there is no tape, silicone, sealant etc. But space is too tight to seal, What to do?
  3. Insulation
    I have a home that was built in 1916. The attic is a full walk up with tongue and groove flooring. The attic was insulated with blow-in in cellulose by the previous owner, however no air sealing was performed. I am replacing the majority of the baseboards throughout the house so rather than...
  4. Insulation
    Hello all. We've got a rental unit that has electric heat and wanted to see what we can do to make the unit more energy efficient for the tenants. It is a 3 story end unit town home (about a 500 sf per floor)). I'm pretty handy at doing things myself if it saves money, but require the advice...
  5. Insulation
    I've been researching in preparation for air sealing and adding insulation to my attic. Currently it has blown in fiberglass to the tops of the joists, and I plan to blow in cellulose on top of this. I think I have a pretty good handle on what needs to be done overall, but I do have a few...
  6. How To Guides
    Insulating an Attic in an Existing House Intro Unless your home was constructed with special attention to energy efficiency, adding insulation will reduce your utility bills and make the home more comfortable. The attic is the first place people consider to add insulation since it is the...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Corey Binford and I'm here to help anyone who wants to save money on their energy bills or make their home more energy efficient. I'm concerned about the environment and global warming. I think the most important thing I can do is help people stop wasting energy and burning...
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