Blog by All-Star Home Inspection Services LLC.

Are your ducts leaking?

November 17th, 2009

Your heating duct systems could be leaking by 40%

The cold days of winter make it tough to keep your home warm and comfortable, especially if your heating ducts are leaking.  Leaky duct systems are one of the biggest drains on your utility bill. The average California home’s duct systems leak by as much as 40%.  What can you do to stop the leaking and improve the energy efficiency of your he ...

GFI Outlets

November 13th, 2009

GFI Outlets:

As a Home Inspector for All-Star the most exciting part of the home evaluation for me is the Electrical System.  Frequently, I find myself educating folks on the purpose of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI or GFI). GFI's are smart sensing electric devices designed to "trip" in as little as 1/40 of a second when the intended path of electricity is grounded.  These simple de ...