All Blog Posts Tagged 'Quality' (10)

Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health…

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Added by Efficiency First California on January 2, 2018 at 8:26pm — 6 Comments

Make a smart thermostat decision

In the middle of a cold, unforgiving winter, a thermostat may be the most crucial device in any New England home. Modern technology provides a wealth of products when it comes to heating controls. Recently, smart thermostats have risen in popularity and have proven to be a valuable choice for homeowners that seek efficiency and convenience.

WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT?

A smart thermostat integrates with WiFi and your smartphone device in order to control your heating system…

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Added by HomeWiz on December 13, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments

3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Misconceptions About Air Quality and Home Performance

Recently I wrote a blog about the October 2017 firestorms in Northern California. I live and work in the city of Sonoma and was directly affected by the fires. My family and I evacuated our home and waited out the fires on safer grounds until the danger passed. We are OK, life has resumed, but the impact on the region will last for several years.

In my last post, I wrote about how air quality was impacted in the area, and how people responded by using N95 face masks…

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Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:43pm — 2 Comments

Fire, Smoke, and N-95s

Northern California’s wine country lies about 45 miles North of San Francisco. There are two prominent valleys, lauded for their beauty and serenity, with rich soils and the perfect climate for growing grapes. The region produces some of the finest wines in the world.

I live and work in the town of…

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Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

‘Upstate Under Construction’ Profiles Zero Energy Ready Home with Healthy Indoor Air

Addison Homes made the Winter edition of “Upstate Under Construction,” a GSA Business feature that spotlights development across the Upstate South Carolina region.

This brick-and-stone traditional…

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Added by Michelle Usher on December 16, 2015 at 6:03pm — No Comments

The Use of Inferior Duct Cleaning Equipment in Ottawa Canada

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There is equipment out there that some companies use, which is ineffective at efficiently cleaning ducts; as the consumer it is important that you understand that there are some companies out there that do not use equipment that properly cleans your ducts.



The National Air Duct Cleaners Association states the following:



“The most effective way to clean…

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Added by Fresh Air Duct Cleaning on May 21, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

Points to Consider about the Best Furnace filter for indoor Air Quality





Amongst the top environmental health risks today, indoor air pollutants pose a major threat. Home insulation and air-tight structure add a lot to reduced indoor air quality. Many of the home improvements help save on energy costs, but they prevent fresh air from approaching into your home.…

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Added by Crosbey Archery on May 6, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

What does it take to be a certified Home Energy Professional Quality Control Inspector (HEP QCI)?

A quality control program requires knowing a lot about a lot of different subjects.  A HEP (BPI Home Energy Professional) Quality Control Inspector is qualified to compare a project outcome to the project requirements or work scope so that the final result is satisfactory to both the program and the homeowner.  It requires both technical knowledge as well as “soft skills” which are…

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Added by Paul Raymer on April 14, 2015 at 7:03am — No Comments

The SmartGauge Revolution

Detroit, ACI 2014

Chances are you were at the ASHRAE 62.2 debate, if you were at ACI last Thursday morning. While you were venting about exhaust or listening to Dr Joe drop F-bombs there was a quiet revolution taking place in room 330.

The WiFi revolution.

Retrotec and The Energy Conservatory - the two giants of pressure diagnostic tools- collaborated to show us the future. A future…

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Added by j. west on May 9, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Building Science Proven by the Bug Man



A buddy of mine, Dennis, that’s an exterminator called me the other day while I was standing in Home Depot.  “Jon, I’ve got a problem and I need some of your building science expertise.” The problem he was having was being caused by some granules he had put down to repel some flying squirrels.  The granules…

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Added by Jon LaMonte on February 21, 2011 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

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