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Join a Home Performance Mastermind

Started Jan 14, 2016 0 Replies

I'm putting together a mastermind group of energy auditors and home performance contractors to help each other grow our business. If you are interested here is a link to learn more and fill out a…Continue

Tags: strategies, business, marketing, auditor, energy

Insulation machine preferences

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Oct 15, 2015. 2 Replies

I'm in the market for a new insulation machine and am unhappy with my existing plug in machine because it's broken down too many times in the field.  I'd like to see what insulation machines other…Continue

Tags: machines, reviews, repair, machine, insulation

Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Started Feb 7, 2014 0 Replies

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives,…Continue

Tags: Groups, Performance, Home, First, Efficiency

 

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Why Are The Rooms Above Your Garage Always Hot?

Ever wonder why some rooms get hotter than others or why one rooms can't get cool in the summer time? Rooms above garages are notorious hot rooms.
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Should the Attic Floor Insulation Be Removed When Doing Spray Foam?

Spray foam insulation contractors and homeowners alike have debated this questions over many years and since spray foam first gained popularity
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a sauna into an igloo, there’s likely an explainable reason behind it. Your air conditioning system, that could cause uneven temperatures…"
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

Ever wonder if your air conditioner is working right because one room never gets a cool or warm as others? Do you need a bigger air conditioner to fix a room...
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How To Measure Static Pressure On A Horizontal Unit In The Attic

Measuring static pressure on a split system
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How To Become An Energy Auditor

My 2 cents on becoming an energy auditor
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"Hello, Leslie here, with Home Energy magazine. We just got an inquiry from a reader about a DIY air filter solution restricting the air flow TOO much ...  Hope you can direct us to the source of an answer, if not having an answer yourself.…"
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Strategies for Hiring and Interviewing for Home Performance Professionals

Hire slow and fire fast.  It’s a phrase that experienced managers and human resources professionals live by because many of us have learned the hard way that it only takes one bad hire to put your business into DEFCON Red Alert mode, which unfortunately tends to last weeks or even months after the event.  Certainly, robust training programs, quality assurance, employee perks, good pay and an encouraging work environment all contribute to a company’s success, but it’s the human element, the…See More
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Strategies for Hiring and Interviewing for Home Performance Professionals

Hire slow and fire fast.  It’s a phrase that experienced managers and human resources professionals live by because many of us have learned the hard way that it only takes one bad hire to put your business into DEFCON Red Alert mode, which unfortunately tends to last weeks or even months after the event.  Certainly, robust training programs, quality assurance, employee perks, good pay and an encouraging work environment all contribute to a company’s success, but it’s the human element, the…See More
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Strategies for Hiring and Interviewing for Home Performance Professionals

Posted on November 19, 2017 at 1:01am 0 Comments

Hire slow and fire fast.  It’s a phrase that experienced managers and human resources professionals live by because many of us have learned the hard way that it only takes one bad hire to put your business into DEFCON Red Alert mode, which unfortunately tends to last weeks or even months after the event.  Certainly, robust training programs, quality assurance, employee perks, good pay and an encouraging work environment all contribute to a company’s success, but it’s the human element, the…

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The Art of Delegation

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 1:45am 0 Comments

How can you create a successful energy audit business that brings you more freedom, time and increases your well being?  It may be surprising to you that success comes less from becoming an expert energy auditor than it does becoming a master of delegation.  By mastering the art of delegation you can have more freedom in your time and escape the rat race of trading time for dollars.  However, delegation is not as easy as it sounds.  The right way to do it actually…

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The Art of Delegation

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 1:42am 0 Comments

How can you create a successful energy audit business that brings you more freedom, time and increases your well being?  It may be surprising to you that success comes less from becoming an expert energy auditor than it does becoming a master of delegation.  By mastering the art of delegation you can have more freedom in your time and escape the rat race of trading time for dollars.  However, delegation is not as easy as it sounds.  The right way to do it actually…

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Top 6 things to watch out for when building a new home and how builders are still cutting corners with energy efficiency

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 10:07am 3 Comments

Even though it seems like all the new home builders are touting how energy efficient their homes are, there are still major problems and misleading information given in terms of the energy efficiency of the homes.  Here are ways a home builder can make it seem like you are getting a good deal but in reality you are simply being mislead.



1. A low HERS Score touted.

A HERS Score standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured.…

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