House Calls Vermont

House Calls Vermont

Latest Episodes

Insulation Part 2
January 18, 2021

Jim and Chris just didn't have the time to get through all of the points about insulation last week so we are returning to the land of Insulation!  They finish fluffy or batt insulation and go on to d

Insulation: More Than Just Keeping Your House Warm
January 11, 2021

Jim and Chris talk about insulation. What kinds are there? What is the difference between fluffy and rigid?  Is spray foam fluffy or rigid?  Which insulation should be used in what applications and mo

Taking a Closer Look at Windows
January 04, 2021

This week on House Calls Vermont Chris and Jim dive into the second part of Windows. Who knew there was so much to talk about regarding windows! Well there is! Frame, glazing, coatings, wall to frame

Improving Indoor Air Quality
December 07, 2020

This Saturday Chris and Jim discuss Indoor Air Quality. With the heating season upon us we are spending much more time inside. Do you notice a change in your health at this time if year? It could be the indoor air quality.

Efficiencies in Conditioned Spaces
December 01, 2020

Jim and Chris talk about the final bit of the ABC's of Air Sealing the C is for Conditioned Spaces. It is where we live. Between the attic above and the basement below.  What are the issues we can have with the conditioned spaces?

Discussing All Things Basement
November 23, 2020

This week we spoke about Basements. What types there are. The issues we have there with durability, comfort, and health and safety issues and how best to approach fixing these. Where do I put the insulation? What is first,

What You Need to Know About Attics
November 16, 2020

Jim and Chris give the basic building science on attics, flats, cathedral ceilings/slopes, knee walls.  What is important to know when considering improving the performance of your attic and how a leaky attic affects how the whole house operates.

The ABC’s of Air Sealing
November 11, 2020

Jim and Chris start show two by going over the A, B, C's of air sealing.  This is a simple guide to direct the most common places to best put effort into making a house more comfortable and energy efficient.

Introduction to Weatherization
November 06, 2020

Inaugural show!  Halloween Show 2020!  Chris and Jim start their radio journey introducing the topic of Weatherization and answer some calls from listeners about their projects. Niels from Jericho asks about what to consider when doing a phased replace...