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Low-pressure spray foam rigs - What's your experience?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Taylor Nov 6, 2017. 1 Reply

With a number of newer low-pressure systems on the market now, I'm curious about contractors' experiences. How are the systems working? Yields? Cost? Maintenance? What do you like? What don't you…Continue

Home Energy Pros and #MeToo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Rogers Nov 9, 2017. 3 Replies

If it doesn't seem obvious why a discussion of #MeToo is…Continue

Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Apr 6, 2014. 29 Replies

In several industry conversations over the past few months, there’s been debate about whether we should take a “staged” retrofit approach. I've got…Continue

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Energy Savings Guarantees

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Andy Frank of Sealed has a nice series of posts going on home energy guarantees. The concept first captured when I saw Perry Bigelow start offering guarantees on affordably priced spec homes in…Continue

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Focusing on payback to motivate customers?

From the OmStout BlogMy experience has shown that focusing on payback is usually one of the least effective ways to motivate homeowners to invest in projects that save energy. Other motivators like comfort, healthier homes, lower bills (yes, that’s a different message than payback!), and sometimes even environmental…See More
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Mike Rogers replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Home Energy Pros and #MeToo
"Thanks for bumping the earlier post up, Diane. It's been good to see more discussion of this over the past few years, iwth some explicit acknowledgement that there's an issue. Clearly there's still so much more to be done."
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Diane Chojnowski replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Home Energy Pros and #MeToo
"Here's an earlier HEP Forum discussion from 2014 on a similar topic: Let's Talk Gender. I really appreciated Brennan Less' thoughtful comment."
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Focusing on payback to motivate customers?

From the OmStout BlogMy experience has shown that focusing on payback is usually one of the least effective ways to motivate homeowners to invest in projects that save energy. Other motivators like comfort, healthier homes, lower bills (yes, that’s a different message than payback!), and sometimes even environmental…See More
Nov 9, 2017
Dave Taylor replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Low-pressure spray foam rigs - What's your experience?
" Problems with head pressure by height above machine, viscosity of resin to iso variation etc.not really good for field applications. 13 years experience in ureathanes."
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Low-pressure spray foam rigs - What's your experience?

With a number of newer low-pressure systems on the market now, I'm curious about contractors' experiences. How are the systems working? Yields? Cost? Maintenance? What do you like? What don't you like? What factors would influence your decision today?(I'm not asking about the small volume kits, e.g., 250bf Froth Pak.)Thanks!See More
Nov 6, 2017
Alice La Pierre replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Home Energy Pros and #MeToo
"Thank you for stepping forward to open this discussion.  While I have had plenty of instances of harassment and assault, I am grateful to report that none have ever happened to me while working in this profession.  That is not to let…"
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Home Energy Pros and #MeToo

If it doesn't seem obvious why a discussion of #MeToo is relevant for Home Energy Pros, then such a discussion is even more important. Our male-dominated industry is not immune. And we're hurting ourselves as a result. My thoughts to start a discussion:…See More
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November 2, 2016 from 7:30am to 3pm
This acclaimed one-day workshop provides a jumpstart and refresh of sales skills needed to move your customers to to better solutions and bigger projects. The material will help both those newer to the industry and sales and seasoned sales staff looking to sharpen their performance. The course covers core topics such as the following, and included examples of exercises to put you on the path to success:MessagingAvoiding Jargon (w/exercise) 
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Focusing on payback to motivate customers?

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My experience has shown that focusing on payback is usually one of the least effective ways to motivate homeowners to invest in projects that save energy. Other motivators like comfort, healthier homes, lower bills (yes,…

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At 3:48pm on April 14, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

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Hi Mike,

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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