Sealing Basement Bathroom Ceiling Vent Air Leaks

Hanging Broken Vent Register

Yesterday I showed you the broken vent register in the ceiling of our basement bathroom. In that article I sows how there was much air leakage between the metal duct and the vent boot which would have to be first addressed to stop air leak of heated (in the winter) and air conditioned cooled (in the summer) air to save money on my utility bills. So, the first thing I did was to remove the existing broken register. Now, notice if you can in the above picture, how the broken register was … [Read more...]

Flow Through Home Humidifier & Humidity Issues In House – 1

Flow Through Humidifier

Today we write about a home maintenance tip. We wrote a couple of years ago about issues we had in our house during the winter with insufficient humidity.  We tried several different things but it has never been quite right. So, imagine my shuddering when I heard the following question in my home a few days ago: "Honey, is there anything you can do to increase the humidity in the house? It is awful dry already." Oh bother. And, winter has just begun. Well, I remembered from … [Read more...]


EnerGuide Rating

On January 1, 2008 we began a series of articles on our experiences with the Energy Efficiency Evaluation Report we received from the energy audit on our home as part of our participation in the ecoENERGY Retrofit program. Why? Well, because no other web site (government, private sector or individual blogger) has done this. Please, if you can find one as detailed as ours please tell us.     We believe it is important to educate all home owners on the tremendous value from … [Read more...]

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