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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

How to Look

at a House

A blog with answers
to your questions about

Combination Special

choose one from A and B

(for best results, pick more than one from each column)


(temperature difference)



Install storm windows

on the exterior


Change out single-pane windows for double-pane insulated windows. Avoid metal frames that conduct cold across window.


Lower the setting on the thermostat to 68º


Touch-up or replace the caulking around the windows  both inside
and out

Don’t use unvented gas or kerosene space heaters, which add humidity to air


Turn on the vent fan when showering and leave it on for a few minutes after


Reduce cooking that creates boiling liquids and excess steam


Install a dehumidifier


Be sure clothes dryer vent is well sealed

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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