Dear David: I have a home that was built 60 years ago. The garage walls are insulated with UFFI, and the garage is attached to the house. I’m thinking of selling in 5 to 10 years. Should I remove the UFFI in preparation? – THINKING AHEAD DEAR THINKING: I suspect your home may have UFFI
Dear David: We built our home in 1971. A few years later, we had urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) installed through a government program. I have no plans to leave this house, but given my age, I want to keep my affairs in order. Is there anything I should tell my grown kids about UFFI?
Dear David, Can you recommend ways that can effectively reduce the carbon footprint in homes without breaking the bank or reducing home equity? – GREEN PENSIONER DEAR GREEN: Great question! There are many affordable ways to make a difference. Inefficient heating wastes a ton of energy and is a concern that’s flagged consistently on home
Dear David, Our natural gas supplier offered to rent us a new furnace. It sounds like a good deal, what do you think? – Warm & Toasty DEAR W&T: My concerns with choosing to rent a furnace are the possible complications when you decide to sell your home. In my experience, potential buyers are often