Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

-  Smoke alarms are generally required in bedrooms and in common areas on every level of the home in Minnesota, and they need to be hardwired and interconnected when possible. Minnesota currently has no specific requirements when it comes to ionization vs photoelectric smoke detectors.  You can read the full requirements for smoke alarms in Minnesota here. ..More

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Low levels of carbon monoxide will not set off UL listed CO alarms

-  What’s being insinuated in these cases is ‘you’re wrong’. The next day I get an accusatory call from the seller or their agent, asking why the brand new CO alarm never went off if there was a safety hazard at the house.  In a recent phone call like this, the seller even went so far as to ask me why he was still alive. ..More

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There’s No Perfect Temperature For Your Water Heater

-  The American Society of Sanitary Engineering Scald Awareness Task Group recently released a white paper on this topic, which essentially says that there is no perfect temperature to set your water heater to. What’s the best temperature for your water heater?  There’s no single great answer. ..More

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Attic Fans Won’t Fix Ice Dams (or anything else)

- My advice is to skip these fans entirely. .  Where does the air come from?  Some of it will come from the soffit vents, and some will come from attic air leaks.  This means you’ll actually be sucking warm air IN to your attic.  While attic fans will certainly suck air out of your attic, the problem is that this air needs to be replaced.  If you have problems with ice dams, a LOT of air will come from attic air leaks ..More

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Who Inspected Your Attic?

- To determine how much insulation is needed to achieve an insulation value for R-44, I checked the attic insulation card. . 75″ to achieve R-44.  Minimum.  This particular type of insulation requires a minimum depth of 14.  Not maximum depth, not average depth ..More

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