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Animal, Vegetable or Mineral a Home Inspector Discusses

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral Home Inspector Discusses As a home inspector that services a large portion of the eastern Iowa area, I get to see a wide variety of homes. Many of  the older homes in Iowa that originally had gravity fed furnaces have modernized and updated to the higher efficiency forced air furnaces. When the HVAC contractor updates […]

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Home Inspection, Cedar Rapids IA, Waterloo IA- Are fuses better?

Home Inspection Are fuses better? Home Inspection, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo IA -Are Fuses Better? A few times a month during the course of performing a home inspection I will run into a fuse panel. Most folks in Eastern Iowa automatically assume that fuses are old, outdated, and generally less reliable than circuit breakers. Some would even go as far […]

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Furnace filters and Reality

Today I would like to discuss furnace filters with you. As a home inspector that services Cedar Rapids IA and Waterloo/Cedar Falls IA, I see a lot of furnaces on a weekly basis.I think a basic description of the method in which a furnace works is a good place to start. A furnace heats our home by moving air over […]

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Knob-and-Tube Wiring Electrical Wiring

Knob-and-Tube Wiring Electrical Wiring First of all let’s give credit where credit is due. I am reblogging this because I think it is a good subject and was very well done. The gentleman’s name who originally posted this is Mr. Fred Sweezer Sr. and there is a link to his website at the bottom of the […]

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Home Inspection Heat Loss, Thermal Imaging, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, North Liberty

Home Inspection Heat loss can manifest itself in many ways in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, or North Liberty Iowa. The picture to the right is the result of heat loss through a bedroom wall that has a door which leads to a side attic that is similar to a 1 1/2 story home’s attic. Without insulation in […]

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Home Inspection Cedar Rapids, Thermal Imaging…Point and Shoot?

Home Inspection Cedar Rapids, Thermal Imaging…Point and Shoot? On one of my recent home inspections in Cedar Rapids/Waterloo IA, I was asked about the infrared thermal imaging camera that I was using. The person asked me if it was just point and shoot or what? My answer was to allow the person to hold the camera and nicely ask them, […]

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