Basements, Blog

Understanding Basement Water Intrusion

It sure feels like we get a lot more rain than we used to. Basement water intrusion is a common issue that homeowners face, and it can lead to

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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

Do Home Inspectors Check Code?

Do Home Inspectors check code? The short answer is no, they do not. But there is more to the question than just yes or no. Let’s dive into it. In

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Blog, Inspection Philosophy

Readily accessible as it pertains to New York State home inspections

Many people feel it’s the inspector’s job to move furniture, appliances, and other personal items to inspect a particular component. However, New

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Blog, Building Science

WHAT IS CONDENSATION?

A not-so-good situation is when warm, humid air comes in contact with cold surfaces inside of a building. Condensation can occur, resulting in water

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Blog, Plumbing

TANKLESS WATER HEATERS

Here’s a quick primer on tankless water heaters. First, we need to talk about typical/conventional water heaters. These water heaters heat water

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Blog, Heating and Cooling

AIR CONDITIONING AND DEHUMIDIFICATION

Most people think of cooling when it comes to air conditioners. But the other main benefit of air conditioning is dehumidification. Air conditioning

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Blog, Heating

HVAC HYBRID

A Hybrid HVAC system uses an efficient electric heat pump and a furnace or boiler (gas or oil powered).  The heat pump warms the home very

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Blog, SEPTIC SYSTEMS

Septic and Waste Systems

Did you know that on Long Island, many areas have coastal and groundwater pollution, which is leading to strict laws pertaining to septic and waste

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Blog, Heating

What does Hydronic Heating mean?

Hydronic heating means water-based heating. The most common type of hydronic system utilizes a boiler to make the water hot, a pump, and pipes to

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Blog, Home Maintenance

Late Fall Comfort Bucket List for the Season

I was going to write a technical newsletter about cleaning your gutters, replacing your air filter, etc. But I decided to list some comfort to-dues

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Blog, Lighting

Countertop Lighting

These days, it’s pretty easy to light-up your countertops.  LEDs now come built into a “tape,” which can be applied to the underside of the

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Blog, Energy Efficiency

Is your water bill too high?

Like everything else, the cost of water has gone up over the last several years. I’m always surprised at how much water costs when I open the bill.

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