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"NO combustion based heating system can ever be 100% efficient, according to the Seco…"

Brad Cook replied on Thursday to Efficiency of furnace

5 6 hours ago
Reply by Jim Hensen

"Plusaire is not the solution. It only works with a furnace and only when the furnace…"

Brad Cook replied on Monday to ROCIS recommendations for Ducted Range Hoods

8 on Tuesday
Reply by Tony Baptist

"First, contractors need to be educated on how to properly install ventilation equipm…"

Brad Cook replied Feb 10 to ROCIS recommendations for Ducted Range Hoods

8 on Tuesday
Reply by Tony Baptist

"It is all about the dewpoint. Think of the roof system as a big box. Air can circula…"

Brad Cook replied Dec 15, 2017 to Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling

5 Dec 21, 2017
Reply by Rob Buchanan

"I believe that there is a plethora of studies to support the dangers of Radon. I was…"

Brad Cook replied Nov 9, 2017 to Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency

16 Dec 28, 2017
Reply by David Currie

"The major problem with trying to use a garage for multiple uses, especially in our n…"

Brad Cook replied Nov 9, 2017 to How About an Energy Efficient Garage?

16 Nov 9, 2017
Reply by Brad Cook

"I do not see the need to be concerned with trying to fill the spaces between ridges…"

Brad Cook replied Oct 24, 2017 to How would you insulate this roof?

61 Nov 11, 2017
Reply by Dave Taylor

"Yes, a piece of blue or black tape would have an emissivity value much closer to the…"

Brad Cook replied Oct 24, 2017 to How would you insulate this roof?

61 Nov 11, 2017
Reply by Dave Taylor

"I believe that it would be difficult to screw a 5-6" screw through those layers into…"

Brad Cook replied Oct 24, 2017 to How would you insulate this roof?

61 Nov 11, 2017
Reply by Dave Taylor

"I missed where the suggestion for rails came in. The plywood would not need any rail…"

Brad Cook replied Oct 22, 2017 to How would you insulate this roof?

61 Nov 11, 2017
Reply by Dave Taylor

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Efficiency of furnace

Started by Jignesh in General Forum. Last reply by Jim Hensen 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

2005 EPAct tax credit

Started by Mandy Leazenby in General Forum. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr on Thursday. 3 Replies

Best brands for furnace

Started by Jignesh in General Forum on Tuesday. 0 Replies

ROCIS recommendations for Ducted Range Hoods

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Tony Baptist on Tuesday. 8 Replies

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Brad Cook replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"NO combustion based heating system can ever be 100% efficient, according to the Second Law of…"
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Brian Robinson replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"You also may also want to account for the distribution losses as you move the heat from the…"
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Framing production combined with air sealing

Building Tighter Homes with Gasketed FramingIf you follow our blog, you know that we talk quite a…See More
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David Butler replied to Jignesh's discussion Efficiency of furnace
"Adding to Sean's comment... The reason a 90%+ furnace uses a PVC flue (as opposed to metal) is…"
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