Your Pesky Dryer Vent Pipe QUESTION #1: I need your advice, Tim. My clothes dryer stopped getting my clothes dry. The problem was traced to the vent line being squished behind the dryer. I was also told the flexible plastic pipe was inferior. Can you share your magic way of connecting clothes dryers to vent […]
Solar Attic Fan Tough Love Question #1: Tim, can you cut through the fog of confusion about solar attic fans? I just want the tough-love truth. Do they really work or are they mostly hype? What does it take to really cool an attic space? My husband really thinks it’s a great idea to buy […]
Whole House & Attic Fans Question #1: Tim, what can you tell me about whole house fans and attic fans? Do they really work to cool an attic space? I’m not sure which one I should consider one since I have air conditioning. What’s required to allow them to work at peak efficiency? Robert T., […]
Stop Basement Leaks Question #1: Tim, water is pouring into my basement now that it’s spring. I’m sick of the water intrusion and the mold it creates. My head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton after trying to research online how best to stop the water. Can you add some clarity and tell me if […]
Frost on nails in attic spaces may frighten you. It should to a degree. It's important to realize frost is in your attic for a few reasons. Frost on Nails is Frozen Condensation Remember the last hot and humid day you were sitting outside drinking a cold beer, iced tea, soda or glass of ice […]
Roof Ventilation Fan DEAR TIM: I’ve got a two-year-old and eighteen months ago I moved into a gorgeous ranch home built in 1950. Money is tight and I don’t want to make mistakes. The house needs a new roof. I climbed into the attic and noticed foil-faced insulation is attached to the underside of the […]
Crawl Space DIY Vapor Barrier TIPS Clear clutter and smooth dirt Fill holes in foundation to stop air and water WATCH vapor barrier video below Use cross-laminated vapor barrier material CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: The crawl space under my 1910 home is just exposed dirt and leftover building […]
An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy. Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.
Whole house fans and attic fans are often confused. Solar attic fans are a new group of products that use solar energy to move hot attic air. Attic exhaust fans remove hot air from attic spaces, while whole house fans remove hot air from both living spaces and the attic at the same time.