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Easy Tests for HVAC during audit

I was looking to beef up my offerings for standard energy audit and feel like some quick screening tests for HVAC would be great. The only…

Started by Craig Bird

18 May 29
Reply by John White

Installing Smoke Detectors with Long Life Batteries

Weatherization or energy efficiency programs that visit a lot of homes often install/replace many smoke detectors to increase safety, and/o…

Started by Barbara Smith

1 Feb 2
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

OSHA rethinks the Confined Space in Construction Standard

Interesting read. OSHA is finally admitting that the majority of residential attics and crawl spaces do not meet the definition of a  confi…

Started by Matthew Redmond

1 Jul 6, 2017
Reply by Mike Pagozalski

Fireplace drafts

     The weather is getting cold and a lot of people do not understand the way a fireplace is designed.  In order to allow the smoke to dra…

Started by Beverly Lerch

17 Jan 2, 2017
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Lower Use of Portable Electric Space Heaters

Excessive use of portable electric space heaters causes high electric bills. So we would like to lower or eliminate use of portable electri…

Started by Barbara Smith

0 Nov 23, 2016

Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?

So i have been on the mission to look for a stylish modern door that is both beautiful, but also energy efficient, with low air leakage.  I…

Started by Tauran Ivall

25 Nov 28, 2015
Reply by Tauran Ivall

Spray foam insulation on the sill/granite junction

Has anyone had any experience with moisture damage to the sill beam of a post and beam house as the result of installing 2-part spray foam…

Started by John Porter

1 Jan 7, 2015
Reply by Chad Mcauliffe

Windows and Home Performance

The Milwaukee Energy Efficiency program (Me2) helps homeowners finance energy efficiency improvements, primarily insulation and air sealing…

Started by Erick Shambarger

1 Dec 8, 2014
Reply by Tom White

What do you think of the LEED Platinum affordable rehab?

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (Akron YouthBuild) partnered with Saint-Gobain through the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation with sup…

Started by Brett Little

0 Jun 13, 2014

Leveraging other trades to get EE

There's a really well produced online magazine called ThisIsCarpentry (http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/) that promotes the craft of trim car…

Started by Craig Savage

11 Jun 5, 2014
Reply by Craig Savage

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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Jan Green 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Beverly Lerch 14 hours ago. 13 Replies

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas 16 hours ago. 10 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Tuesday. 1 Reply

What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?

Started by Wayne Melancon in HVAC. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Tuesday. 4 Replies

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Beverly Lerch replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
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Blake Reid replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Condensation on ceiling occurs when the attic space above is poorly ventilated or insulated. The…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"THANKS for the information. Ducted mini splits offer hidden benefits."
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Mini split installation location

Reaching out to the experts today to ask about location of installation of a mini split.  I'm a…See More
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David Butler replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
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