Podcast Episode 105: Q&A with Energy Nerd Martin Holladay
Chimneys, furnaces, venting, fans, spray foam, house wrap, and how they affect home energy use.
In this episode, FHB editors Justin Fink and Brian Pontolilo interview energy-efficiency expert Martin Holladay. Martin is the former managing editor of GreenBuildingAdvisor.com, an FHB sister site, and he has been on the podcast before, in Episode 37 and Episode 38.
Justin takes the opportunity to get some advice from Martin about his home chimney. Justin is having leakage issues, and now he is thinking about dropping the chimney. That leads to a discussion of venting and furnaces, as well as spray-foam insulation.
Rob Yagid is not on this podcast, but the guys also talked about Rob’s second-floor bath renovation and air-sealing bath vents in general.
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Links related to this episode:
- Martin’s site: GreenBuildingAdvisor.com.
- Martin’s recent book Musings of an Energy Nerd.
- Martin’s Energy Nerd columns and other articles on FineHomebuilding.com.
- EZ Soffit Vent.
- All About Attic Venting.
- Installing Closed-Cell Spray Foam Between Studs is a Waste.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
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