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June, 2019

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors


Busting the No. 1 Electrical Myth

MICHAEL CASEY

I often read or hear smart people say that electrical current wants to go to the ground (or “dirt”), and that this is the reason for the grounding electrode and “grounding.” This is just not true. It takes a heck of a lot of voltage to push current through the soil and this amount of voltage is generally not available in a residence. Go to article


Should a Furnace Leak? ...a Little?


No, furnaces should not leak—but they do.

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It’s Not All About the Energy


Inspectors across the country who offer the Home Energy Score (HES) have been using, for the most part, a sales pitch similar to what the Department of Energy

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THIS MONTH IN THE REPORTER




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