Making a Home Building Dream into a Reality

by Cody Farmer

“Cody and Lisa took our dream and made it a reality and we are truly grateful…”

A few years ago we were approached by an amazing couple who really wanted to build their own Passive House using a pole barn as the starting structure. Since we work with all types of construction we were up for the challenge of air tighting and detailing a pole barn. Armed with the goal of heating the house with the sun and living off-grid, ideas began to flow out as to how to make this dream a reality for them.

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Is your office environment slowly killing you?

by Cody Farmer

There you are, sitting in your sad chair in your sad office, barely moving your eyeballs and fingers. Your back aches and the midday fatigue is starting to settle in. So…it’s time to get up and move!

Just recently a Washington Post reporter interviewed four health experts who had some disturbing news to tell about what sitting for long periods of time does to us.

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MERV vs HEPA

by Cody Farmer

As we all start to spend more time indoors during the winter, take a minute to ask yourself: Have I changed my filters?

Having an air-tight home with one of our ERVs or HRVs is the best way to ensure you’re breathing clean air. BUT…it doesn’t stop there. You’ll want to check outside the home or office or tiny house and verify the intake and exhaust are clean and free of any obstructions.  Use a vacuum and clean them out. Next it’s time to change the filters. 

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What is proper ventilation for healthy spaces?

by Cody Farmer

Hint: It's not your HVAC.

Question: What do you get when you help a mallard get a job?

Answer: Ductwork!

.....but are those ducts in your house REALLY working?

Awhile back, a lady I know told me that she feels like mostly what she is breathing is dust and pet hair – it’s everywhere! And her home air filter proves it – she says she’s CONSTANTLY changing out filters or using an air compressor to blow it out.

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