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Upgrading Your Gas Furnace? Don't Forget the Chimney.
Posted Tuesday, June 28, at 6:03 PM
Naturally drafting residential chimneys develop draft because the warmer air inside the chimney is lighter than the air outside the chimney. The source of the heated air at the bottom of the chimney burns fuel and creates a column of gases that are lighter than the outside air. The taller the chimney and the hotter the contents - the stronger the draft...

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What is an energy audit?
Posted Thursday, May 12, at 9:33 AM

With so many different types of energy efficiency services available to the consumer, today, the term "energy audit" is being used in a variety of contexts that can be confusing to the average person. Hopefully, this will clear up some of the confusion...

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Your well water and the flood of 2011
Posted Wednesday, April 27, at 9:37 AM

Considering the wide areas, the speed and the direction of ground water flow -- your well may not be safe to drink or use for bathing for many months. While the flooding can instantly contaminate the well with bacteria and other pollutants, the waste water from other flood damaged septic tanks or from chemicals that are seeping into the ground after being spread by the flood waters can contaminate your well ... even AFTER you have the water tested and find it to be safe to use...

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Sizing a cooling system
Posted Friday, April 22, at 12:11 PM

Most central cooling systems that are installed in today's homes are oversized. By some estimates, as many as 80% of air conditioners and heat pumps that are in use today are too large in their capacity for the homes in which they have been put into use...

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James H. Bushart
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James H. Bushart is a Building Analyst who is certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and is also a Certified Missouri Home Energy Auditor by the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources. He has performed home performance analyses (aka "energy audits") for homes of all types throughout the states of Missouri and Arkansas. He has also performed over a thousand inspections of Missouri homes and commercial buildings and holds various certifications and licenses in residential building inspections.
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