Dan Phillips
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Dan Phillips replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I agree that it can be a challenge to use as a part of a regular energy audit.  The co-op that is using the the most in a temporary manner for our members has all the safety gear & training to get into the home's service panel to…"
Dec 14, 2017
Dan Phillips replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"I've had my Sense for over a year now.  If you have a driven person that wants to engage with the App, it can be useful as the Sense 'finds' new devices.  Because you still need to hunt down which device the Sense has found…"
Dec 11, 2017
Dan Phillips replied to Martin Newmark's discussion Best Practice for Retrofit Insulation on Modern Knee Walls in Attics
"It is important to also remember the key junctures where the top of the kneewall meets the roof, and where the bottom of the kneewall meets the floor/ceiling.  Getting an air barrier installed at those two details isn't always done well.…"
Jun 29, 2017
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"I don't think I'd go any further out than 10 years for major air sealing (done at the high pressure boundary).  That's assuming the foam is getting pretty good contact with the surrounding wood or other mechanically fastened A/S…"
Aug 25, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"I would agree about the technique comment.  The air sealing done in my attic was a combination of single part foam for chaseways, wiring and plumbing penetrations, and a little mesh & densepack cellulose on two small kneewalls.  The…"
Aug 20, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"Are you doing research for retrofit or new construction air sealing applications?"
Aug 19, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jonathan Ballew's discussion lifespan of air sealing materials
"If you look at the default economic lifetimes for duct and air sealing in DOE's Weatherization Assistant software, they assume a 10 year lifespan for retrofit applications."
Aug 16, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype
"There was something there to make it look like there was a correlation between cooling degree days and increased kwh usage.   Or, there was no correlation, but it is too hard to interpret reliability statistics, and no one wants to pay for…"
Jun 18, 2015
Dan Phillips replied to Jennifer Weiss's discussion Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives
"It's pretty old school, but I've used this: http://www.marean.mycpanel.princeton.edu/~marean/default.html in the past for looking at energy impacts for several hundred homes at a time.  It's a bit labor intensive, but less…"
Mar 23, 2014
Dan Phillips replied to Jennifer Weiss's discussion Looking for Residential Energy Usage Data Tracking Alternatives
"+1 It's a little tough to argue with the utility meter (after weather normalizing). "
Mar 20, 2014
Dan Phillips replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Which is the valid draft test?
"I'm guessing that is the short metal tube that comes with the DG.  If that is the case, go with perpendicular to the pipe.  Might want to trim some of the pipe insulation off as well before the job is completed.  The insulation…"
Feb 28, 2014
Dan Phillips is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Nov 7, 2010

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Indiana Community Action Association
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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by David Butler 12 hours ago. 13 Replies

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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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