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Two building science experts, a builder and a consultant/teacher, take your calls to answer questions you have about the energy efficiency DIY project you are thinking of doing on your house or to give you our advice about proposed work to be done by a contractor. Ask Jim and Chris with more than 20 years of combined building science experience here in Vermont they will have an answer for you!

Two building science experts, a builder and a consultant/teacher, take your calls to answer questions you have about the energy efficiency DIY project you are thinking of doing on your house or to give you our advice about proposed work to be done by a contractor. Ask Jim and Chris with more than 20 years of combined building science experience here in Vermont they will have an answer for you!

Location:

Waterbury, VT

Description:

Two building science experts, a builder and a consultant/teacher, take your calls to answer questions you have about the energy efficiency DIY project you are thinking of doing on your house or to give you our advice about proposed work to be done by a contractor. Ask Jim and Chris with more than 20 years of combined building science experience here in Vermont they will have an answer for you!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Last Episode of the Season

3/28/2022
Join Jim and Chris as they host the last episode of House Calls Vermont of the season! They talk about Insulation, their Tiny House project, and take your questions!

Duration:01:00:39

Better Building by Design Conference

3/21/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about the Better Building by Design Conference (April 27th and April 28th).

Duration:00:58:33

Windows, Windows, Windows!

3/8/2022
On this weeks episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about windows!

Duration:00:57:50

Quick Sealing Attics and Why Cleaning Heat Pumps is important.

2/28/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk with two guests- one with a way to quick seal attics, and another about cleaning heat pumps.

Duration:00:59:30

How to Buy or Sell a Home

2/22/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about the housing market in Vermont, and how you'd go about buying or selling a home here.

Duration:01:00:41

Rapid Change in Temperatures and your Home.

2/14/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about how a rapid change in temperature can impact your home! They also talk to you about the indoor air quality tests, update you on the statewide contractor database, and answer your call in questions!

Duration:01:16:39

Updates

2/8/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about the Contractor Registry Bill, and a couple of other stories they've brought up in the past.

Duration:01:00:42

Contractor Registry Bill, Housing Costs

1/31/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about a bill for having a Contractor Registry for the state of Vermont. Jim and Christ were told that the bill is unlikely to pass unless he hears from you!

Duration:00:58:15

Workforce Development

1/20/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about Workforce Development.

Duration:00:56:46

Missing Middle Income Home Ownership and Weatherization

1/12/2022
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about Jim's testimony in front of the Senate. Jim spoke about the struggle of the middle class in finding homes, especially in Vermont. They also talk to you about Weatherization and Workforce Development.

Duration:00:58:43

Basements

12/20/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about basements! Common issues you may find, or how to make sure you build one well. Tiny Home Rescue Video

Duration:00:56:09

Renewable Energy and Solar Power

12/13/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about renewable energy, and specifically solar power! They also talk with Marcus Shapiro from Green Mountain Solar.

Duration:00:59:19

Indoor Air Quality Continued!

12/8/2021
On this weeks episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris continue to talk about Indoor Air Quality!

Duration:00:58:01

Indoor Air Quality

11/30/2021
This week on House Calls Vermont, Chris and Jim talk to you about Indoor Air Quality, how they test to see how good yours is, and why it's important.

Duration:00:57:20

Zero Energy Houses

11/22/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Chris and Jim talk to you about zero energy houses

Duration:00:56:58

Insulating your House for the Coming Winter

11/16/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about how best to insulate your house and wallets from rising home heating fuel costs.

Duration:00:58:54

Home Performance Assessments and why they’re important

11/8/2021
On this episode Jim and Chris talk to you about Home Performance Assessments, and making sure your house is sealed up well for the coming winter. They go into the details about why a Home Performance Assessment is a valuable service you should look into.

Duration:00:58:35

Live from Sticks and Stuff in St. Albans

11/1/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris host the show from Sticks and Stuff in St. Albans! They talk about air quality, and answer your questions!

Duration:00:58:38

Heating Systems

10/26/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Jim and Chris talk to you about heating systems.

Duration:00:54:05

Roofing

10/18/2021
On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Chris and Jim talk to you about roofing! They give you advice on things that could go wrong with your roof, and what to look out for.

Duration:00:55:51