Peter Krych
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Peter Krych replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"The house is over 40 years old, if it is a problem there will be evidence of condensation, like mold, where the insulation contacts the roof deck. If it looks good then it is no worry. If someone were to add a humidifier to the furnace or another…"
Aug 24
Peter Krych replied to Dav Camras's discussion Adding blown insulation to poorly installed batts?
"I agree, it is wasteful to remove and dump old insulation. I still does its job. Air sealing is important so after that's done blow cellulose and a good job will be had for a much lower price."
Aug 17
Peter Krych replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Is the roof ventilated, if not a couple vents would help get rid of a lot of heat. If the lower portion of the garage is fairly tight some make up air would also help."
Jun 28
Peter Krych replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"I have not tried the cooling vest. I can extend the working time in an attic by pressurizing the house with the blower door and leaving the attic hatch open. It can still get hot but what a relief when you get next to the hatch and have a nice…"
May 14, 2015
Peter Krych replied to Dwayne M Petko's discussion condensation in attic
"Does the homeowner humidify his home with unit attached to his furnace? Those devices can over humidify and send excessive moisture even into a well sealed attic."
Feb 16, 2013
Peter Krych commented on Peter Troast's video
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The Interconnected House

"The picture of the roof at 1:44 seconds into the video shows snow towards the peak of the roof that has undergone some melting probably due to heat from the interior, slanted ceilings most likely. I'm sure the lighting retrofit will have a…"
Jun 6, 2011
Peter Krych is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Mar 13, 2011

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Company
Northwind Winterization
Professional Certification
Dunwoody Auditor Certified, Energy Star Home Rater
Professional Interests
Seeks to cost effectively weatherize existing homes and educate occupants in regards to the safe and efficient ways to condition home.

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At 11:53pm on March 13, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Peter,

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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Sean Lintow Sr replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"Yes & no - newer codes added in "Exception: As an alternative, the floor framing-cavity…"
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Dan Phillips replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Not all states used deemed savings or modeled savings.  Don't throw the baby out with the…"
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Dan Phillips replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"I wonder if you could do an experiment.  Leave a section of the floor insulation as is. …"
6 hours ago
Dennis Heidner replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I had missed your query originally made a couple of years ago.   Yes it does make a…"
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Dannie Jackson replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"If you look at the R factor of the window and compare it to old school single pain glass windows…"
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Dannie Jackson replied to tedkidd's discussion It is time for government programs to end. They become monopolies that block market solutions.
"Something that bothers me which is very similar to the concerns about agencies and programs…"
17 hours ago
Dannie Jackson replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"I would assume two things about this idea, first of all you would definitely shade the roof and…"
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Charles Buell replied to David Meiland's discussion Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?
"You want to install enough insulation that the room temp line is within the insulation---not…"
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