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Called in to address an attic mold problem, the author was confronted with more mold than just what was growing on the roof sheathing. The owners liked to keep indoor temps high (around 78° F) and ran six humidifiers all night, creating a jungle-like environment rampant with interior mold.
The good thing about science is that it is true whether or not you believe in it. —Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nate Adams is the founder of Energy Smart Home Performance near Cleveland Ohio. Energy Smart's focus is on solving homeowner problems with home comfort, health, durability, and efficiency using Building Science thinking. Usually this looks like a cross between insulation and HVAC upgrades. He hopes to help foster a vibrant industry making consumer homes better. Some of these homes, such as this one, are "homes of the future" that no longer need fossil fuels because they only use electricity that can be created renewably.