Mick Lane
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Mick Lane replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"Let's talk incremental cost.  You could buy double pane windows. Standard size about $10 - 15 per SF, Custom $25 - 30. EnergyStar Standard size $25 to 30, EnergyStar Custom $35 to 40.  Ultra Premium (Triple pane, fiberglass frame, $40…"
Apr 12
Mick Lane replied to Steve Eberly's discussion Infrared camera recommendations for general contractor use
"The real question is what are you going to do with the camera.  Does it need to take pictures that you will used in documents? I use a Flir F7. It was about $4000.  The new ones are the E4, E5 and E6 look good. The E6 looks like a big…"
Mar 23
Mick Lane replied to Pamela Brown's discussion Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.
"For condensation you need one simple condition. A surface below the dew point. There are lots of reasons, this isn't the exterior surfaces. They mostly boil down to paper surfaces and sun heating the exterior. Increasing the ventilation will…"
Mar 15
Mick Lane replied to Mark Furst's discussion Worst boiler ever?
"Nice.  Probably want to clean the orifices on the burner. That firebox is a little too full of fuel when it hits the pilot. Or check the chimney.  "
Mar 15
Mick Lane replied to Tray Biasiolli's discussion Two-stage furnace, control at furnace or thermostat?
"I was playing with a 2 stage carrier furnace last week.  The staging is not bad on the condensing boilers.  They camp out at low fire until the return air temp drops or they get past 5 minutes of run time.  I am fine with them doing…"
Jan 23
Mick Lane liked Chris Morin's blog post HVAC: A Fast Growing Career Opportunity
Jan 4
Mick Lane replied to Joseph Lamy's discussion TREAT - energy audit software
"Sorry to stumble on this so Late. I used TREAT for about 6 years. I even worked with it's creators and the current programming house that is updating and selling it.   I used it for Multi family. It was one of the program required…"
Dec 28, 2017
Mick Lane liked Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
Dec 11, 2017
Mick Lane replied to John Shillito's discussion Fixing a water heater?
"So CO is a sign of incomplete combustion.  There are lots of things that can cause that. First cause is cold combustion surfaces.  If you put a cold pot on a gas stove top the CO spikes.  You need the burner to be rocking for a few…"
Oct 5, 2017
Mick Lane replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"My inclination would be to start with the water heater and the refrigerators.  You are looking for a 4 kW load. or more.  That could be a water heater with a water leak, or a refrigerator that isn't working well.  Also, some…"
Jun 22, 2017
Mick Lane replied to Michael Robinson's discussion insualting amd air sealing a finished attic
"You don't have to think about the air sealing and insulation needs to be the same surface.  Think about air sealing the interior surface, drywall, joints, casement, base, electrical boxes.  Insulate without void.  Be careful…"
Mar 17, 2016
Mick Lane replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"Lots of interesting ideas.  Typically in the North East we would have just skinned stone on a masonry wall. You could mortar the joints. Obviously you could seal it an close it.  I would seal it with open cell spray foam, Keep the…"
Mar 17, 2016
Mick Lane replied to Charles Ryan Weitzel's discussion Oil Fired Boiler Being Used as the Heating Source in Two Air Handlers of a Historic Home
"We see different forms of these up in New York.  Either a hot water air handler or hot water furnace, I would say the actual control would define it beyond that. Oil fired furnaces have lots of complications so this is a common answer for…"
Mar 17, 2016
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Mick Lane
"Hi Mick, Welcome to Home Energy Pros. 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…"
Feb 19, 2016
Mick Lane replied to Rob Buchanan's discussion High-use headscratcher
"The geothermal heat pump is the most likely culprit.  The heat pump doesn't make heat it only moves it.  If the water temperature of the loop drops below the design they can be less efficient than electric resistance heat.  3200…"
Feb 5, 2016
Mick Lane is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Feb 5, 2016

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Adding Energy
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Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
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BPI
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At 8:54am on February 19, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Mick,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. 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!

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Think of the house as a really big duct

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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

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Beverly Lerch replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Now I am confused.  Everyone has a different opinion.  "
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Joseph Novella replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"Don't use the fans! They generate heat and mix the stratified high warm air with the low cool…"
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John White replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
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