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!
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Home performance diagnostics guru Corbett Lunsford demonstrates the simple test for kitchen exhausts of all types with a smoke pen. See how downdraft exhaust fans work (or don't work) and make a more informed decision on what to do in your own kitchen!
Testing for "spillage" of combustion gases means making sure the bad stuff that's supposed to go UP the chimney doesn't come back DOWN. It's a critical part of home performance analysis, according to BPI, RESNET, and everyone else. If you don't know what it looks like, you might feel a little lost- let your old pal Corbett the diagnostics guy show you the single most awesome example of what you shouldn't see in your clients' homes!
PODCAST #49 THIS HOUSE SUCKS, BUT NOT VERY HARD: Brett Singer, scientist, shows us where depressurization testing has led us astray
Today we talk with Brett Singer, air quality scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, about the red herring of worst-case depressurization on combustion testing, and the actual hidden enemy in every home.