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3799 Main St. #87024
Atlanta, GA 30337
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773.398.5288

Advanced residential construction and home improvement consulting and owner's advocacy in Atlanta, using the latest building performance diagnostic and modeling techniques and tools. Airtightness, insulation, HVAC, ventilation, moisture, and air quality and EMF consulting for homeowners and building professionals alike.

Videos/Podcasts/Articles

Home performance articles and stories from the field with internationally respected building forensics guru Corbett Lunsford at the Building Performance Workshop. Hear new episodes of the Building Performance Podcast, see new videos from the Home Performance YouTube channel, and learn all about how diagnostic testing (more than an 'Energy Audit') can make home improvement and new home construction a proven process!

Filtering by Category: Tiny Houses

Ductless vs. Ducted HVAC + Duct Cleaning

Corbett Lunsford

Have you ever wondered whether you should replace a home's HVAC system, or have the ducts cleaned? Spend a Healthy Indoors Minute exploring the complexity of invisible dynamics influencing any of these choices. Ductless minisplit heat pump compared with ducted split system heat pump, or furnace and A/C. Cleaning ductwork vs. cleaning house. No stone unturned in these 4 minutes of discussion. More at: http://HealthyIndoors.com

See the show at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv

Tiny House Reality: Ants, Cats, and Kids

Corbett Lunsford

Wonder what it's like to live in a 200 sq ft single room that's always being cleaned because it's sticky and/or wet from two amazing toddlers and two charming cats, while building a big house and making a television show and trying to make money too? Here. Here you go.

Tree Testing with a Resistograph: Home Performance Outdoors

Corbett Lunsford

Home Diagnosis hosts Grace and Corbett Lunsford show the process of testing the gigantic old tree growing over their tiny house and normal sized new house. The question: whether to trust it and let it grow, or cut it down before it crushes important stuff. See how it works, and what the verdict was!

Kitchen Exhaust: #1 Tool to Control Your HOMEChem

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett Lunsford demonstrate the best way to design and select your kitchen exhaust system, using the #TinyLab's own Broan ventilation components. The ACE130SS range hood (new model BCSEK1SS) paired with the 8" Make-Up Air Unit means perfect control over the indoor environment, the chemistry, and the health of their family.

More resources and tools at: http://Broan.com/learn

Psychology and High Performance Homes

Corbett Lunsford

Even when you build a perfectly performing house, your client may feel like the house is exacerbating sickness. Know that a huge part of home performance contracting is knowing your way around psychology and adult education- express yourself with performance testing data AND with listening and emotional connection.

5 Kinds of Ventilation for HOMEChem Control

Corbett Lunsford

Ventilation is simple in concept- it moves bad air out and good air in. But the applications can be intensely confusing- Grace and Corbett help peel the onion of controlling home performance dynamics (and the HOMEChem issues we're learning more and more about) using fans and controls available around the world.

Featured systems are AirCycler, Fantech, Broan-Nutone, RenewAire and Ultra-Aire.

More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem

LINKS MENTIONED IN VIDEO:

http://haywardscore.com

http://healthyindoors.com

http://cpsproducts.com

http://flir.com

http://testo.com

http://retrotec.com

http://energyconservatory.com

http://trutechtools.com

http://aircycler.com

http://broan-nutone.com

http://fantech.net

http://renewaire.com

http://ultra-aire.com

Teaser for Home Diagnosis Season 1 (eps 3-6)

Corbett Lunsford

See bits of four episodes from Home Diagnosis Season 1! More at: https://HomeDiagnosis.tv

Q&A: Home Performance for Tiny Houses

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett does a live Q&A with students of his 'Home Performance for Tiny Spaces' course. More at: https://buildingperformanceworkshop.com/tinyspaces/

Tiny House Plumbing Puzzle Took 2 Years to Solve

Grace McPhillips

The #TinyLab's plumbing system is highly efficient for water, electricity, and propane use, but it turns out that efficiency reduces the control over water temperature during different seasons. Corbett FINALLY solved the conundrum theoretically- but are the products available in the plumbing department going to perform as advertised?

Combustion Testing the #TinyLab

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett checks the flue gas temperature, contaminant makeup, and efficiency of the tankless water heater in the #TinyLab with a new Wohler A450. Learn more and order this tool at: https://www.trutechtools.com/WohlerA450

How to Teach Builders about Home Performance

Corbett Lunsford

Corbett presented for Broan-Nutone and Fantech at the International Builders Show (IBS) 2018 in Orlando, and in case you weren't there, here it is! Learn all about why builders, manufacturers, contractors, insulators, HVAC techs, and others in the construction industry are starting to care about, and act upon, the metrics that come from home performance testing.

Thanks as always to the sponsors who are leading the charge in making measured performance mainstream with 'Home Diagnosis' coming to TV screens soon! 

2 Years Later: is #TinyLab Still the Highest Performance Tiny House on Wheels?

Corbett Lunsford

Grace and Corbett built the world's highest performance tiny house on wheels in 2016. It was perfect. Then they toured it 13,000 miles across America and let 7,000 people come inside to feel, hear, and smell what perfectly tuned home performance is like.

What's the house performing like now, after all that torture? And under 2 inches of snow in Atlanta, Georgia? See for yourself in this 20-minute tour, complete with testing, demonstrations, and metrics that show Proof Is Possible, even for people who have never built a house before. The #TinyLab is still the undisputed most scientifically superior home performance demonstration in the world, and we sincerely hope others start challenging our work!