Walter Ahlgrim
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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 found in most hotel rooms. With either choice I would put it on the long wall so it is closer to the center of the room. If the unit is mostly for…"
Sep 24
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"This is one of thouse topic where you ask 10 people and get 12 different opinions. I will give you 5. :) There is no clearly right answer. Some if this depends on who you are where your house is and what type of house it is. In my opinion if you…"
Sep 17
Walter Ahlgrim replied to scottscontracting's discussion Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with dampers
"It seems the question was asked in Nov of 2013 maybe the OP will reply and tell us how the system has worked for the last 4.5 years.  Walta"
Aug 31
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Paul Raymer's discussion Stud cavity air returns
"Last year we build a new home the HVAC seemed to work perfectly after a full season of both heating and cooling I happened to notice the contractor had forgotten to pan one end of a floor joist bay being used an the main return duct. I tested the…"
Aug 31
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Pamela Brown's discussion Condensation on an interior wall of a detached garage.
"Do not be fooled it is very common problem for cast iron wood working equipment to sweat and rust if keep in  a unheated garages when the weather changes quickly from cold to warm and damp. Now wet drywall is very strange. To me drywall does…"
Mar 17
Walter Ahlgrim commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
" “From an efficiency standpoint electricity is a clear winner.” Baloney not when you count the losses at the power plants most plants are 45% efficient and you lose another 7% in distribution and transmion.  The very best solar…"
Mar 10
Walter Ahlgrim commented on Efficiency First California's blog post Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings
"Let’s be honest Electric is not an energy source! There are no electric mines, wells or fields. What electric is a convenient way to move other forms of energy and use it in our homes. Electric maybe very efficient from the meter on the side…"
Mar 8

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Learning Thermostat

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When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

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Surprise loads

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Air gap above floor insulation--how big is the impact?

I looked at a large new house today, and saw what I see in almost every house... the fiberglass…See More
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Franco Oyuela replied to Tim Kendzia's discussion Cooling effect from solar panels
"Those solar panels on top of your roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling…"
Alice La Pierre replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Brilliant; I will ask Santa for a particle monitor for Christmas now.  Thanks!"
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