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The BS* + Beer Show: HRVs and ERVs

This episode of the BS* + Beer show features Enrico Bonilauri, co-founder and chief product officer of EMU and Cramer Silkworth, a licensed engineer and Passive House consultant, discussing HRVs and ERVs—their differences, mechanics, and applications. Cramer kicks things off with a presentation titled “Introduction to ERVs and HRVs: Ventilation Without Taxation.” He describes the appliances as a means for ensuring good indoor air quality (IAQ) at close-to-room-temperature in a reliable way without incurring huge energy penalties. He shows us the inside of a unit and explains the way the intake and exhaust air streams move through the heat recovery…


Best Home Warranty in Dallas

If your trusty old air conditioner or refrigerator breaks down after years of use, don’t look to your homeowners insurance or the manufacturer’s warranty for help—you won’t be covered. For normal wear and tear damage, you need a home warranty, also called a residential service contract. With one of these contracts, you won’t be on the hook for huge, unexpected costs if, for example, your clothes dryer stops working. If the item is covered and the company can’t repair it, they’ll cover the cost of a replacement. We’ve reviewed the best home warranty companies in Dallas, and we’re prepared to…


Progressive vs. State Farm Home Insurance

Both Progressive and State Farm homeowners insurance policies offer the six industry-standard types of coverage. However, State Farm has more overall coverage options, while Progressive has more affordable insurance rates. To learn more about the characteristics of each company and determine which one offers the best homeowners insurance, read our Progressive vs. State Farm home insurance comparison. Progressive vs. State Farm Home Insurance Comparison Provider Progressive State Farm Provider Progressive State Farm Other structures coverage limits* 10% of dwelling 10% of dwelling Personal property coverage limits* 70% of dwelling 50% of dwelling Monthly price** $83 $122 Discounts available 7 3…


Current Obsessions: Autumn Happenings

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Best Renters Insurance in Oregon (2020)

Renters insurance gives you peace of mind that if your belongings are damaged because of an unexpected event or disaster, you won’t have to pay out of pocket for expensive repairs or replacements. In Oregon, three companies in particular stand out for providing comprehensive and affordable renters insurance plans to fit your needs. To help renters decide which renters insurance company is best, the This Old House Reviews team evaluated and ranked the top renters insurance companies in Oregon. Best Renters Insurance Companies in Oregon To determine the best renters insurance companies in Oregon, our team looked at a variety…


Second Time’s the Charm: ‘A Renovation of a Renovation’ in a Brooklyn Duplex

If you’ve ever gone house hunting, you’re probably familiar with that feeling of ambivalence when confronted with a middling renovation by a developer. On the one hand, everything’s shiny and new and there’s no danger of finding a creepy doll in the attic; on the other hand, why does that bathroom door hit the sink when you open it? Rather than live with the architectural flaws of their developer-renovated duplex, one Brooklyn couple decided a redo of the redo was a must. The pair hired vonDALWIG Architecture to tweak the improvements, to bring more light into their home, and to…

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