Don Ames's Blog – November 2011 Archive (7)

What is Humidity and How Does it Effect Home Energy Savings?

What is Humidity and How Does it Effect Home Energy Savings

by Don Ames,   www.detectenergy.com

We all know what humidity is - it is the cause of the mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. Humidity is what happens to the bathroom mirror during a shower. Humidity is why we have an exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom. Humidity is why a hot summers day in …

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Added by Don Ames on November 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Solar Power Panel and the Pergola

Getting the Most out of Your Pergola, Think Solar Power Panel

by Don Ames,   www.detectenergy.com

Sitting in a meeting the other day, I was listening to a discussion on where to put half-a-million dollars worth of solar power panels. The discussion considered placing panels on roofs, on picnic shelters, and carports - it's not easy trying to find a place for a bunch of solar panels. After all, there are things to keep…

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Added by Don Ames on November 27, 2011 at 1:20pm — 2 Comments

Calculating Potential Energy Savings

Your Home: Calculating Potential Energy Savings With the Home Heating Index

by Don Ames,   www.detectenergy.com,  the Energy Spy Insider

This is about taking a miles-per-gallon approach to calculating Home Heating Performance and Potential Home Energy Savings. I will cover the Home Heating Index formula that will allow you to evaluate your Energy Performance and Energy Saving Potential. By using this…

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Added by Don Ames on November 20, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

What's Wrong with This Garage Door Insulation?

by Don Ames

If you don't want to read the whole article, at least go to the bottom of the page and watch the screen cast. Take a look at some real effective garage door insulation. No, I didn't make this up.…

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Added by Don Ames on November 14, 2011 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

High Efficiency Fireplace

How to Raise the Efficiency of Your Fireplace

by Don Ames,   www.detectenergy.com

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Story tells of a gentleman that came home from work…

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Added by Don Ames on November 9, 2011 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

Your Wood Burning Fireplace is a Loser

Wood Burning Fireplace: Energy Efficiency Loser.

by Don Ames,  www.detectenergy.com, and the eNewsletter, the Energy Spy Insider

People can have a Love-hate relationship with their wood burning fireplace. There is a lot of loving and hating going on right about now, because cooler weather has come and there are about 35 million fireplaces in the U.S. Whether we are hanging the Christmas stockings with care or trying…

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Added by Don Ames on November 7, 2011 at 12:50am — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Winterize Your Home and Get Ready for Winter

By Don Ames,  www.detectenergy.com & the Energy Spy Insider Free eNewsletter

attic insulation…
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Added by Don Ames on November 2, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

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