Sometimes being a building science geek means knowing when to bite your tongue. Not everyone wants to hear about beautiful basement encapsulations or the pros and cons of different kinds of insulation, after all. Except when they do.
I was talking to some new homeowners at a party last night, blabbering on about the stack effect and the problems of relying on natural ventilation, when I suddenly realized that the room had gone silent. Seems everyone wanted to hear about how heat, air, and moisture move through a building, and though the conversation shifted to solar hot water versus solar electric, it stayed on home energy for quite a while.
Eventually the need for more guacamole took precedence, so I generously offered to foot the bill for a FREE energy consult for everyone in the room. Here's to more building science talk!