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Energy Star Fraud And Basement Egress Requirements

Energy Star FAIL

The Handyguys cover two topics in this show. We discuss fraud, abuse and lack of accountability with the U.S. government’s Energy Star program and then discuss basement egress requirements. Energy Star Fail The Government Accountability Office (GAO) [sorry, said it wrong in the podcast] investigated the EPA and Department of Energy’s Energy Star Program and […]

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Garage Heater Options And Carmd Discussion

Kerosene Heater

In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast we take a question on garage heaters and have some follow-up thoughts on the CarMD product we discussed in episode 91. Garage Heaters We received a great question from Captain Kent about heating his garage so he can work on his honey do list. Its excerpted here: Hi […]

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Furnace Filters

Furnace Filters

Furnace filters are a critical component of your heating and cooling system. Make sure they are changed regularly. We discuss the myriad of choices in furnace filters in this podcast. The Handyguys group filters into three different categories, good, better and best. Whats best for one person may not be the best for another. The […]

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Basement Systems And Listener Questions

Ranch Style House

The Handyguys address a listener question about his air conditioning and then talk about basement finishing systems. Our listener Marc used our new call-in feature on the website and asked us about his air conditioning system. Marc’s question, in summary is I live in a ranch style house that has two HVAC zones. We spend […]

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Air-Conditioning Troubleshooting Checklist

Lennox AC unit

In this episode of The Handyguys Podcast we discuss air-conditioning. Air-conditioning is not something the typical handyguy or girl is familiar with. We turn it on and expect it to work as designed. What can we do if it doesn’t cool? Are there specific things to look for before calling in a pro to troubleshoot? […]

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Part 2: An Interview With Roger German (The Basement Guy!)

basement book picture

Basement Interview part 2

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Finished Basement Planning And Dealing With Building Codes

A nice door makes entering your basement inviting

The Handyguys give an overview of how to plan for your finished basement. Part 3 in the Basement Finishing Series Now that your basement is ready to finish, you need to develop a plan to execute that construction job down under. The Handyguys know some creative visionaries can see the complete construction plan in their […]

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