Do Houses Need To Breathe? (VIDEO)

Should houses be able to breath? Matt Risinger says NO!!

It’s an age old question, propped up by some common misconceptions: Do houses need to breathe? As someone who builds a lot of air-tight homes, Matt Risinger is clearly of the opinion that the answer to that question is very firmly “no”. Watch the full video above to learn more about why Matt thinks this way.

Next, check out our story on blower door tests, a great way to see if a building is leaking air in places that it shouldn’t be.

Matt Risinger is a builder in Austin, TX whose goal is to educate people on the principles of Building Science in a practical way. Matt builds homes that are dramatically more energy efficient, durable, healthy, and comfortable than most new homes in America. He has a BS in Industrial Management and has worked in construction across the United States. Since 2005 Matt has owned and operated his own company “Risinger & Co.”, which has grown to 27 people. He loves quality craftsmanship and is proud to show off his crew’s efforts on his YouTube channel.

Thanks for sharing your terrific insight and awesome videos Matt.