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E.L.M. Aquastar by E.L.M Leblanc SA france

Started Jul 2 0 Replies

I was hired to rate a house and found an ELM Aguastar 125 VP/VPS installed in the house. It is a tankless 125k Btu natural gas hot water heater with a continuously burning pilot light. Anyone know…Continue

Tags: heating, water, Hot

Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Roth May 16. 23 Replies

I have been trying to get feedback from people's experience with these breaker box monitoring tools. Do any of them work and provide useful data. I frequently get called by people who want me to…Continue

Tags: monitoring, energy, house, whole

Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Buchanan Dec 21, 2017. 5 Replies

I am curious/concerned about advising a tight house (addition) with a cathedral ceiling. I understand that normally, one should keep a 1-2" gap in the rafter bay above the insulation as an air gap.…Continue

Tags: control, moisture, enclosure, Tight

Manual J (SD) for custom, luxury homes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dav Camras Nov 10, 2017. 3 Replies

I am curious on how people who use Manual J for load calculations addresses the quirky issues that arise in high end custom home issues such as how to calculate the load for: a screening room that…Continue

Tags: size, right, JSD, Manual

 

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E.L.M. Aquastar by E.L.M Leblanc SA france

I was hired to rate a house and found an ELM Aguastar 125 VP/VPS installed in the house. It is a tankless 125k Btu natural gas hot water heater with a continuously burning pilot light. Anyone know its energy efficiency rating (at least when new)?Thanks. See More
Jul 2
Tom Roth replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"Not exactly for amature's or hobbyists. It may be more accurate because it's monitoring each circuit independently, but much more work and really should be installed by an electrician. This is probably a very good industrial solution."
May 16
William H Nickerson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
May 16
PowerWise replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"This discussion is great. It is nice to hear all of the positives and negatives about electricity monitoring products out there. This helps me understand the market a bit better.  Christian"
May 15
PowerWise replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"To clarify, SiteSage can monitor any number of circuits. We have installations where over 200 circuits are being monitored in a single location. "
May 15
Tom Roth replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I'm not an electrician. I'm a sales engineer for a security company, so my high voltage knowledge is limited. But technology of any kind interests me and I've always wondered "where is my electricity going?". So, I installed…"
May 14
Will johnson liked Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
Jan 11
David Butler replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I hate to say it, but this space (home energy monitors) now appears to be dominated by dot.com 'app' developers who lack a mature understanding of what's involved in data logging & graphing algorithms. BTW, the Brultech monitor…"
Jan 9
John C. Semmelhack replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I've tried out most of the available residential energy monitors over the years and am satisfied with none of them. The ones that monitor just a single circuit don't provide enough detail, the "learning" devices (such as Sense)…"
Jan 9
Jonathan Beers replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I think that the folks at Sense would be interested in this discussion. I subscribe to their newsletter which offers this email address: "If you have suggestions for content you want to see in this newsletter or the blog, email…"
Jan 8
Will johnson replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I'm actively trying to help my clients with high electrical bills even with solar. Im in Calif.   I anticipate this need will explode when consumers with or without solar wake up to find their utility is switching to Time Of Use…"
Jan 8
Kristof Irwin replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"SiteSage, formerly eMonitor, is a great system for sleuthing. Plus you can download data to excel. Stable and relatively easy to install - once you understand the instructions. The main downside is a monthly fee, which acts something like a…"
Jan 2
Jonathan Beers replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"For professionals making a single visit to the home, any device that requires installing CTs on a breaker panel won't help much in that short time frame, and can be time-consuming to get connected and delivering data. What I hear from customers…"
Dec 28, 2017
Rob Buchanan replied to Dav Camras's discussion Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling
"I would refer you to this document by Building Science Corp., which tackles the issue of ventilation in cathedral or flat roofs. You don't need to ventilate, but you need to carefully design the…"
Dec 21, 2017
Brad Cook replied to Dav Camras's discussion Low Leakage home with cathedral ceiling
"It is all about the dewpoint. Think of the roof system as a big box. Air can circulate in, out and around the inside of that box. If you could possibly air seal the entire inside plane, and install a durable, continuous and effective vapor barrier…"
Dec 15, 2017
David Butler replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"@Dav, 240-volt circuits are dedicated to a single appliance so circuit monitoring with CT's provides per-appliance data. I don't think it makes sense to try to use circuit level monitoring for plug & lighting loads. TED, Brultech and…"
Dec 14, 2017

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