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"The big problem is energy costs aren’t fully paid for in utility bills. Government s…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 24, 2015 to Article about residential energy efficiency and why sales are low

10 Feb 11, 2016
Reply by Joe Crisara

"Nice idea but conventional energy sources are currently too cheap."

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 24, 2015 to Google Sunroof Project- Where Are They Going with Solar?

2 Oct 24, 2015
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"More oversizing in our area also. 500sqft per ton is the "rule of thumb" regardless…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 24, 2015 to Question: What Are The Most Common Energy Code "Fails"?

13 Nov 22, 2015
Reply by Benny hani

"If you are going to stay with gas service, might as well keep the gas water heater.…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 1, 2015 to Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

84 Aug 1, 2015
Reply by tedkidd

"Look at your SUMMER gas bill where water heating accounts for most of your gas use.…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 1, 2015 to Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

84 Aug 1, 2015
Reply by tedkidd

"The marathon fails miserably in operating costs when compared to an ordinary gas wat…"

Bob Blanchette replied Aug 1, 2015 to Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

84 Aug 1, 2015
Reply by tedkidd

"Keeping HVAC equipment out of attics should be part of the new code. "

Bob Blanchette replied Jul 3, 2015 to Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces

4 Jul 9, 2015
Reply by John Nicholas

"Ventilators must be a northern thing. Never see them in Oklahoma."

Bob Blanchette replied May 14, 2015 to The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

6 May 22, 2015
Reply by Rick Karg

"Why is B vent OK for standard tank water heaters but not the Marey? 80% and natural…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 16, 2015 to Marey Tankless Water Heaters

4 Apr 16, 2015
Reply by Alvin J

"Some power companies are going to this business model, especially for large commerci…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 21, 2015 to How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California

39 Apr 8, 2015
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

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