Building science and residential ventilation

Homes are getting increasingly tighter.  The air that used to leak in and leak out through natural forces has been significantly reduced.  That’s good for energy savings, but it requires the addition of mechanical ventilation to dilute the pollutants that are brought into the house by the occupants and by every day living.

At the same time with the economy running on empty and energy prices becoming an increasing factor in everyday budgets and the government pouring millions into energy efficiency and weatherization, just about any product that falls into the field gets touted as THE answer.   Some cautions need to be put forward.

I have started this blog to discuss building science topics and some of the pile of information that I have accumulated over the past 35 plus years in the residential building science industry.

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