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Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Smith Nov 23, 2016. 9 Replies

Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise…Continue

Tags: Analytics, Residential, Data, Big, OPower

Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John White Sep 10. 77 Replies

I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except …Continue

Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Aug 26, 2013. 4 Replies

I was just looking over ACCA's new revised standard out for comment:Existing Homes Evaluation and Performance Improvement - ANSI/ACCA 12…Continue

Can HP programs afford to keep subsidizing all these free-riders?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 13, 2012. 7 Replies

First some facts:1. The ARRA bubble era is over. Efficiency First has a webinar coming up next…Continue

Tags: performance, home, Energy, Star, Upgrade

 

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John White replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"A whole house fan is usually installed on the attic floor near the center of your house. In the late evening or early in the morning this fan is turned on to exhaust hot or humid air from the house. Cooler outdoor air enters through open windows to…"
Sep 10
Dennis replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Great read...! Thanks for sharing..."
Jun 26
Franco Oyuela replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I am not in favor of this whole house fan. Maybe they are more cheaper than air conditioners but It is not really works for everyone. I highly recommend mini split systems."
May 8
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Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except this and this).I'm curious to hear what experiences you all may have with these simple and relatively inexpensive devices out in the real world.Here are some pictures and a basic definition of the…See More
May 3
Sara R replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I am thinking of buying a Central Heat Pump. The climate here is very cold, especially in winter. I have a very old central system that brings me many costs. I was thinking about something like…"
May 2

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At 10:22am on February 23, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

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At 9:32pm on October 18, 2013, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Tom.  Perhaps we can meet when I'm in CA next spring.

At 6:05pm on April 23, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tom,

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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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Jan Green 7 hours ago. 12 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

Started by Frank Spevak in HVAC. Last reply by John White on Friday. 2 Replies

Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

Started by Beverly Lerch in General Forum. Last reply by Beverly Lerch on Thursday. 13 Replies

Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

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More "Buzz" from ACEEE Summer Study—Grow Homes

Joe Clark and Martha Wudka of Evergreen Economics did a study in which "getting into the weeds (or…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I agre that the south wall would be shaded for the warmer summer months, but it won't look…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, actually, I said you'd be find putting it on the west wall since you wanted a larger…"
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

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In this webinar, “The Power of the Pearl Connection”, Pearl Certification’s Cynthia Adams, CEO and…See More
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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"South Wall. It will have the highest load needed for cooling/heating. the shade from the tree could…"
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Glen Gallo replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I would add where is the power coming from? the south wall proposed might have easier access for…"
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John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a…"
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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…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
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Pearl Home Certification's blog post was featured
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John White replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Want to read more on duct cleaning pros and cons.…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, in a room like that with a relatively balanced aspect ratio, flat ceiling and not much…"
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Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"This is a very rough diagram of the detached casita.  There are currently no windows in this…"
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