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Insulating Hot Water Pipes

Your home’s hot water needs to travel from the tank to various locations throughout your house. In my case; I have copper pipes, but this is also applicable to Pex or PVC piping. During the traveling process, heat moves from the inside of your…

Adding Insulation in Rental Properties

Most of the homes we own as rental properties have little to no insulation. Most of these houses were bought from typical “slum lords” that cared as much about their tenants as they did about the squirrels living in the attic. Our investment strategy…

Utilizing Wasted Space: Attic Facelift

Old houses often come with rooms that are difficult to use. Strange layouts, low ceilings, and quirky entrances can equal a lot of wasted space. This is exactly what I found in my third floor attic area. It quickly became my “box” room. The…

Finally: An Affordable Indoor Air Quality Monitor!

Each month I will try to introduce a new “tool” for creating a healthier, more efficient, or more sustainable home. Today, I will outline my Foobot IAQ Sensor! Summary: An Indoor Air Quality sensor will help you visualize how healthy your home is. I…

Insulating Old House Rim Joists

When you begin your journey of home energy conservation — heat loss is one of the largest factors in your monthly utility bill. The best strategy is to tackle “low hanging fruit.” Start the projects that are DIY friendly and offer a great bang…