Can Lighting Issues

Trouble with can lighting is the older fixtures do not provide an air tight seal from attic space to conditioned space. With this being an important factor in both indoor air quality and energy efficiency retro fit work is recommended if the fixtures are easily accessible. The older recessed light fixtures require a 3" clearance from combustible materials; unless marked IC rated fixtures(Insulation Contact). If the fixtures are IC ratedic rating simply sealing them off with expansion foam is recommended. You can verify the fixture rating by the label inside the fixture (remove bulb) or from the attic space most manufactures have it also stamped on the fixture itself. Notice on the sample image top right corner the fixture is labeled TYPE-IC. If you can not confirm the rating it is safe to assume it is not.

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New Construction Duct Testing Blower Door

New construction and the benefits of blower door testing. What is it and is it needed? Older home can benefit from blower door test as well. 

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Saving on energy cost

Save an average of up to 25% on your energy bill; Find out which improvements to make - the report will estimate the savings and costs of each potential upgrade; Increase the comfort of your home - no drafts, better temperature control; Increase the value of your home - each dollar spent on recommended improvements will increase the future sales value by more than a dollar.

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Whole House Fans and Your Home

Building ventilation is one of the most important contributors to Mold and poor indoor air quality issues. Air ventilation clears out VOCs and keeps the CO2 at normal levels. Read on to know what ACH your building needs are to properly function. YES its now Building Code!

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