Trish Holder
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Geothermal Indoor Air Quality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Dec 27, 2013. 2 Replies

I'd like the experts here to weigh in on this.  I've been hearing a lot of claims about the better IAQ you get with geothermal systems.  In my mind, a forced air system is still a forced air system,…Continue

 

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Bob Blanchette commented on Trish Holder's blog post Drying Time Too Slow? A Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator May Help
"Many issues can be fixed by simply replacing the flex duct with solid metal pipe."
Mar 9, 2014
Trish Holder posted a blog post

Drying Time Too Slow? A Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator May Help

By Trish HolderI wash, dry, and fold approximately 10 loads of laundry per week.  It is a constant logistical challenge to allocate enough time for these sequential chores.Imagine what would happen if it took twice as long to dry the clothes.  I’d be frantically drying my kids’ soccer uniforms with a hair dryer, while they paced about in that “My world is ending and it’s all your fault!” sort of way that teenagers are famous for.  What parent needs more of that?There are several reasons why a…See More
Feb 28, 2014
Trish Holder posted a blog post

Help Rebuild Haiti and Get Profiled on Greenspiration Home!

Trish HolderIt’s been a chilly, uncharacteristically snowy winter here in North Carolina.  I have the luxury being able to sit in my warm “green” home and enjoy the beauty of these wintry transformations.For my family and me, Mother Nature’s little surprises aren’t much more than that – little surprises. …See More
Feb 15, 2014
Trish Holder replied to Erin Hult's discussion LBNL looking for HVAC contractors that service Small Commercial
"I would suggest you get in touch with this Cellusun Heating & Air.  Here is a blog about the owner -- my personal HVAC contractor.  He is in North Carolina.   http://www.greenspirationhome.com/good-hvac-contractors-do-exist/"
Feb 10, 2014
Eric Kjelshus replied to Trish Holder's discussion Geothermal Indoor Air Quality
"With very long run times the GS heat pump can clean the air better with  wet coil than most filters.  I took an air advice particulate counter to compare dry coils VS wet coil and wet coil was = to merv 8.    I hear that GS HP do…"
Dec 27, 2013
Danny Gough replied to Trish Holder's discussion Geothermal Indoor Air Quality
"Hi Trish, I cannot think of any reason why a ground source unit would provide any better IAQ than a conventional heat pump, with one exception. The ground source unit has no need to defrost. So there will be no reverse cycle cooling calls in the…"
Dec 25, 2013
Trish Holder posted a discussion

Geothermal Indoor Air Quality

I'd like the experts here to weigh in on this.  I've been hearing a lot of claims about the better IAQ you get with geothermal systems.  In my mind, a forced air system is still a forced air system, so I'm not sure if there is any validity to that claim.  But I'm not an expert.  If you feel one way or another, please post, and substantiate your position with the facts.  Thanks!  I really look forward to everyone's response on this!See More
Dec 13, 2013
Trish Holder replied to Evan Mills's discussion Let's hear your feedback on Home Energy Pros!
"I would like to invite all of the Pros here to write one blog about one strategy you have used in your home to save time, energy, money, resources and/or frustration. This includes experiences that turned out to be disasterous. You learn the most…"
Jul 19, 2013
Trish Holder replied to Evan Riter's discussion Making crawlspaces conditioned space
"I have a conditioned crawl space. I think it is well worthwhile. You can read more about why I like it here: http://www.greenspirationhome.com/?p=1033"
Dec 31, 2012
Kevin Wood left a comment for Trish Holder
"Welcome Trish glad to see you join! Good question and maybe you will get an answer here."
Dec 16, 2012
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Trish Holder
"Hi Trish, 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!…"
Dec 16, 2012
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Trish Holder
"Hi Trish, 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!…"
Dec 16, 2012
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Dec 16, 2012
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Dec 15, 2012

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Drying Time Too Slow? A Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator May Help

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 4:59pm 1 Comment

By Trish Holder

I wash, dry, and fold approximately 10 loads of laundry per week.  It is a constant logistical challenge to allocate enough time for these sequential chores.

Imagine what would happen if it took twice as long to dry the clothes.  I’d be frantically drying my kids’ soccer uniforms with a hair dryer, while they paced about in that “My world is ending and it’s all your fault!” sort of way that teenagers are famous for.  What parent needs more…

Continue

Help Rebuild Haiti and Get Profiled on Greenspiration Home!

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 12:35pm 0 Comments

Trish Holder

It’s been a chilly, uncharacteristically snowy winter here in North Carolina.  I have the luxury being able to sit in my warm “green” home and enjoy the beauty of these wintry transformations.

For my family and me, Mother Nature’s little surprises aren’t much more than…

Continue

An Inconvenient Truth About The Energy Performance of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

By Trish Holder

My home is heated and cooled with a geothermal heat pump – also known as a ground source heat pump.  I was sold on the idea of geothermal heating and cooling for the same reasons that I suspect most homeowners are:

  • The promise of lower energy costs
  • The attractive renewable energy tax credits, which make it easier to come to terms with the rather exorbitant cost
  • The belief that this is truly a more…
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At 9:03am on December 16, 2012, Kevin Wood said…

Welcome Trish glad to see you join!

Good question and maybe you will get an answer here.

At 9:01am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Trish,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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