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Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?

Hey Guys, Im looking at buying energy efficient windows for my home. I hear they can considerably reduce heating loss in winter while keep…

Started by Tom Smith in General Forum

6 1 hour ago
Reply by Franco Oyuela

Cooling effect from solar panels

Is there any hard data out there or any personal experience about reduced cooling load as a result of solar panels installed on a south fac…

Started by Tim Kendzia in General Forum

19 12 hours ago
Reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire

Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?

I looked at a large new house today, and saw what I see in almost every house... the fiberglass batt insulation installed under the subfloo…

Started by David Meiland in General Forum

21 12 hours ago
Reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire

It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.

Sent to Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, Chairman Alexander, and Ranking Member Feinstein Dear Representatives on the DOE committe…

Started by tedkidd in General Forum

3 on Saturday
Reply by Dan Phillips

When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

I've always been a strong proponent for properly sizing A/C's together with home performance upgrades but with utility companies moving tow…

Started by David Byrnes in General Forum

9 on Friday
Reply by David Byrnes

Ecological faucets: Hot water is available as quickly as using a DHW loop, but without wasting water or energy.

I am looking for partners, supports and funding. I am also looking for reliable information regarding the energy wasted in the DHW loops. I…

Started by Claude Waudoit in General Forum

0 on Thursday

Learning Thermostat

Just installed my first Nest learning thermostat.  Really easy and affordable.  Check it out and let me know what you think: http://www.nes

Started by Classic Residential, Inc. in General Forum

35 Dec 11
Reply by Franco Oyuela

Surprise loads

We just finished up a two-year investigation at LBNL on the energy use of video gaming. Energy expenditures amount to about $6 billion annu…

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

4 Dec 6
Reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire

Blower door test for small apartment building

Today I received a request to test 4 units for a small apartment building.  He says the building is 32x52 which is 1560 SF.  There is 4 apa…

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum

19 Dec 6
Reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire

Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

I have lots of my auditing customers who ask me about duct cleaning, and if they should do it.  It seems like the only way to get them real…

Started by Gordon Smith in Best Practices

39 Nov 30
Reply by Charles Buell

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Robert DV replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
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