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Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?

I am curious about other's experience as I get asked the following question all the time:  Is it necessary to pull out a poorly installed b…

Started by Dav Camras in Best Practices

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Reply by Peter Krych

VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Just completed an audit and manual j for a home in downtown Chicago this week.  Home is less than 1 year. 5 stories include basement.  Bloc…

Started by Jerry Needham in BPI

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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

We just had 2 mini split air conditioners put in our home, which previously did not have air conditioning.  We have ceiling fans in every r…

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum

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DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

If your general "info@" e-mail inbox is like mine, it is 95% SPAM but once in a while, as long as you catch it, there is an informed, well-…

Started by Leslie Jackson in HVAC

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Apply now for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship!

BPI is accepting applications for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship helps individuals in the industry who are working to…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

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Log home roof insulation

Good afternoon all,  We were called in to do an energy audit on a log home.  Very nice house but with ice build up and back up in winter an…

Started by Bob Reuther in Best Practices

10 Aug 7
Reply by Bob Reuther

Very old boiler, converted to gas from coal

Homeowner has a very old boiler, showing former use of coal before it was converted to natural gas. Online, I read that even these old boil…

Started by Lucyna de Barbaro in HVAC

2 Aug 6
Reply by Don Hynek

Rooftop Whole House Fan Pulls 8005 CFM

A patent has been filed by Kurt Shafer for the first Hybrid Turbine Rooftop Ventilator to be built in America.  The design is ideal for bot…

Started by Kurt Shafer in General Forum

0 Jul 30

Submit your session proposal for 2019 National HPC Conference & Trade Show by August 10

HPC is accepting session proposals for the 2019 National HPC Conference & Trade Show. Get your proposal in soon - the deadline is Frida…

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum

0 Jul 25

DS3, LLC Product Added to BPI Product List

BPI has recognized a new product in its Product Listing Program: the Duct Saddle Strapping System from DS3, LLC. It's a load distributing s…

Started by Quinn Korzeniecki in General Forum

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VERY TIGHT HOME WITH OVER SIZED AC

Started by Jerry Needham in BPI. Last reply by Dave Taylor on Thursday. 6 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire on Monday. 4 Replies

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

Started by Leslie Jackson in HVAC. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire on Monday. 6 Replies

Apply now for the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship!

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