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The term is simple enough: it’s something that blocks vapor. But all too often we don’t see it installed properly, or at all. Why do you need a Vapor Barrier? Many things affect the humidity level in a house. But … Continue reading
We live in an old house. Now, old is relative, but in our part of the country (Maryland suburbs) anything built before the housing explosion in the early 1990s is considered pretty old. Our house was built in 1942 and … Continue reading
Which is a more cost-effective upgrade: a new furnace or new windows? Would you believe… neither? Calculating the cost savings for replacing either an HVAC unit or windows can be tricky, but it’s worth doing the math to make sure … Continue reading
The Washington, DC area is in the midst of a sizzling heat wave, with triple-digit highs. Air conditioning units are being stretched to the limit, and some residents are finding out that their systems are just not up to the … Continue reading