What do we know about crawl spaces? Generally, they are dark and wet. This is a perfect habitat for mold, rodents and insects to thrive – and gain access to the house. Those of you who have spent a lot of time in crawl spaces have horror stories about close encounters with both living and dead creatures. Allison Bailes once published a photo of a dead opossum in a crawl space next to a disconnected return duct!+
The best way to evaluate your home is to have it professionally tested. Home energy assessments, home energy audits and home energy check-ups are all pretty much the same thing. The important element is to choose the right type of professional contractor to perform any one of these evaluations of your home. The U.S. Department of Energy states that a home energy checkup is recommended to help determine how your home can be more efficient. Read More!+
Case study: Young family of 4 living in a renovated 1940's style house with a flat roof, original windows and charm, and so many things going for them! (Yes, this is my family!) The home was fully "renovated," you say? Everything should be in tip-top shape, right? Not below the house! Too often (and in our case), what is out of sight is out of mind. Check out this and other Barron Home Performance Case Studies!+
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