In our last post we looked at the newest insulation requirements found in the 2021 version of the IECC. Curious how that stacks up to say an ENERGY STAR, Zero Energy Ready Home, or maybe even Passive House (PHIUS)? Well lets do that, but first a quick recap with the full chart showing how the […]
Insulation Requirements & 2021 IECC First Look
One common question many people ask is, just how much insulation should I have or use for XY or Z? This generally gets followed up by what type, is more better, how about diminishing returns, and the list goes on… On the flip side, most of those that have building homes for quite a while […]
FAQ – Help, my water usage doubled?
It seems almost like a monthly occurrence; the water bills come out and someone asks something along the lines of – why did mine jump up so high? Do I have a leak? Did the water main break have something to do with it? Is my meter bad? Did anyone else’s inexplicably double or triple? […]
Tuesday Tip – Check those Batteries
Batteries not included… no worries, I have plenty here in this drawer. Uh oh, are they all dead? Ahh, it must be Christmas time. In today’s tip we are going to show you a quick way to test those batteries because all it takes is for one bad battery in the set to leave you […]
Wacky Weds: Job Security?
As many know, this site was created by & is supported solely by SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC (SLSCBS) as a free resource. Besides SLSCBS focusing on code compliance testing & consulting, we also help homeowners & building owners solve energy, comfort & health problems they may encounter. One might think with all the […]
Monday Musings: ASHRAE part 2
In last weeks Monday Musings on the Great Ventilation Debate part Deux we dived into what is possibly coming down the pike for 2022 with two standards on ventilation in this “COVID” age, namely 62.1 & 62.2. Unfortunately, the article was getting to long so we had to leave off; hey what about all the […]
Tuesday Tip: How can I find…
I am looking at getting another… but I don’t know the brand or? What in the world is this thing? I hired Bad Actor XYZ but can’t… how do I find them? Of course my favorite is the calls from out of state, which I get almost once a week – hey are you the […]
Monday Musings: Great Ventilation Debate part Deux?
It’s amazing what one tiny little bug can do & the conversations it stirs up. In this case, it is all the talk about ventilation, filtration, masks, UV lights, social distancing, etc… I don’t think I have ever seen so many Indoor Air Quality “gurus” getting so much press in any 5 year period much […]
Tuesday Tip: 550 Cord & Sleds / Other Seasonal Toys?
The leaves are falling, which means for many of us up in the northern part of the country we are breaking out our winter gear & toys while stowing our summer gear. One issue we had while doing this, was we noticed that one of the plastic sleds had a broken handle. While we could […]
Monday Musing: Don’t believe the Hype
Lately there is a lot of chatter & hype over a “new study” where many groups are going – wow, we got to ban gas cooking, Electrify Everything, or quite simply saying, see we told you so. They love showing charts similar to this one below (taken from said study) as all the evil attributes […]
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