"I agree that it can be a challenge to use as a part of a regular energy audit. The co-op that is using the the most in a temporary manner for our members has all the safety gear & training to get into the home's service panel to…"
"I've had my Sense for over a year now. If you have a driven person that wants to engage with the App, it can be useful as the Sense 'finds' new devices. Because you still need to hunt down which device the Sense has found…"
"It is important to also remember the key junctures where the top of the kneewall meets the roof, and where the bottom of the kneewall meets the floor/ceiling. Getting an air barrier installed at those two details isn't always done well.…"
"I don't think I'd go any further out than 10 years for major air sealing (done at the high pressure boundary). That's assuming the foam is getting pretty good contact with the surrounding wood or other mechanically fastened A/S…"
"I would agree about the technique comment. The air sealing done in my attic was a combination of single part foam for chaseways, wiring and plumbing penetrations, and a little mesh & densepack cellulose on two small kneewalls. The…"
"There was something there to make it look like there was a correlation between cooling degree days and increased kwh usage.
Or, there was no correlation, but it is too hard to interpret reliability statistics, and no one wants to pay for…"
"I'm guessing that is the short metal tube that comes with the DG. If that is the case, go with perpendicular to the pipe. Might want to trim some of the pipe insulation off as well before the job is completed. The insulation…"
This 1950s Montreal house was retrofitted to become a super efficient passive house by adding a 16 inch thick layer of cellulose insulation to the exterior. Maison Ozalée's builder, Richard Price from Construction Le Tournesol, also used triple…