Mark Furst
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Tax Credit and the LTO test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Furst Mar 10. 4 Replies

Anybody else super frustrated by the retroactive implementation of the tax credit?I have 2 big problems with this:1)Most all of the homes I rated last year did not pass the tax credit because I opted…Continue

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Mark Furst replied to Melissa Baldridge's discussion The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?
"Installed one in my own home about six months ago and it's been doing great. I like that it has an occupancy sensor and will set everything back (not come on) if it doesn't detect anybody in the room, which is good for my weird schedule.…"
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Mark Furst replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"The big difference I see between these units and central AC in my region (Upper Midwest) is that minisplits tend to be installed up high in rooms, whereas central units are located in the basements. The mini split (if located up high) is well…"
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Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Mark Furst
"Hi Mark, Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for…"
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Mark Furst replied to Mark Furst's discussion Tax Credit and the LTO test
"I opted to not do duct testing as it's not required by our state program - unless any duct is outside of conditioned space when we will do the LTO test but not a total duct leakage test.  Because of the advice we were getting that the…"
Mar 10
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Mark Furst's discussion Tax Credit and the LTO test
"Did you do a regular duct test or none at all?   As for tax credits - most of the time the builders one has been retroactively applied. most of us thought it was DOA due to incoming president and policies but alas..."
Mar 9
Mark Furst replied to Mark Furst's discussion Tax Credit and the LTO test
"Indeed, plus there is a provision that the contractor must have owned the lot then sold it along with the house to qualify. What's up with that? Definitely slanted towards the production builders/developers but in my experience it's the…"
Mar 9
David Butler replied to Mark Furst's discussion Tax Credit and the LTO test
"Although I'm not privy to the rationale for the 12% penalty (which almost certainly came from RESNET), I too think all those annual tax credit extenders, passed after-the-fact, is an example of politics at its worse. Rather than achieving their…"
Mar 9
Mark Furst posted a discussion

Tax Credit and the LTO test

Anybody else super frustrated by the retroactive implementation of the tax credit?I have 2 big problems with this:1)Most all of the homes I rated last year did not pass the tax credit because I opted to not do the duct leakage to outside (LTO) test. The advice we had been given over a year ago was that it was very unlikely the tax credit would return in any form similar to what it had been, (so doing all the extra work doing the LTO would simply have been an unnecessary expense for builders…See More
Mar 9
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Company
Grading Spaces LLC
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Energy auditor / assessor / analyst
Professional Certification
BPI, HERS Rater, Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor, RESNET
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http://www.gradingspaces.com

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At 5:34pm on March 12, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Mark,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Thanks!

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