Posts Tagged ‘Insulation and Ventilation’
Do You Know What Type of Insulation Is in Your Attic?
Many homeowners have good knowledge about the interiors of their home, but when it comes to things like their attic, they may be may not be as informed. An attic is often a mysterious place, where homeowners rarely venture, and if they did, who knows what they would find there. What kind of insulation is…Read More
10 Ways You Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Why make your home more energy efficient? Here are a few good reasons: Federal, state, utility and local jurisdictions’ financial incentives, such as tax breaks, are very advantageous for homeowners in most parts of…Read More
How to Save $10,000 on your Electricity Bill
Is your Hydro-Québec electricity bill putting a hole in your wallet? It might be time to fix the holes in your home… I recently had a gentleman ask me how his electricity bill could possibly be $1000 per month. He asked me to poke around his house to see if I could recommend any energy-saving solutions. It…Read More
Home Heating: Dear Liza, there’s a Hole in the Bucket!
Are you excited to get your January heating bill? Those of you who insulated, caulked and plugged the obvious holes might very well be excited to see the resulting savings. But the rest of us are groaning and ready to put on another sweater to keep the costs down. Letting the heat escape from your home is…Read More
Effective Ventilation System Maintenance Stops Ice Damming
Without a working ventilation system on your roof, your home could thaw out snow and ice on the roof, turning it to water. The water pools, then freezes and melts again causing roof damage and leaks. – And for home owners who haven’t done regular maintenance on their roof, that means water damage from ice…Read More
Basements are for Potatoes – not Couch Potatoes
Basements are for Potatoes; no, not couch potatoes. If that’s what you were thinking, then you’re not alone. Millions of Canadians use their basements as living space, thinking it’s the ideal space to set up a family room, games room, or even kids’ bedrooms. But in truth, it takes a great deal of careful design and…Read More
Thermal Imaging Reveals Hidden Defects
If you’re worried about a problem hiding somewhere deep within the walls of your house, and you’re thinking about tearing things apart to get a look inside, you can put down the sledgehammer right now and read on. Starting this month (April 2008) Mose Home Inspections is thrilled to announce that we have acquired a new…Read More
Is Your Air Conditioner a Fire Hazard?
Last weekend, the roof of a 42-unit condo at the corner of Somerled and Walkley streets in NDG caught fire. Nobody was hurt, but dozens have been left stranded as the building is waterlogged, and has sustained a lot of damage. It took 80 firefighters most of the night to put out the fire. Fire…Read More