Latest Videos - Home Energy Pros Forum 2017-11-24T10:21:37Z http://homeenergypros.org/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no Tap Into the Growing Inventory of Solar Homes tag:homeenergypros.org,2017-11-10:6069565:Video:226541 2017-11-10T00:47:19.383Z Melissa Ulbricht http://homeenergypros.org/profile/MelissaUlbricht <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/tap-into-the-growing-inventory-of-solar-homes"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/jMuTtaFZVHbljuCQQjOpj-Q*E2WpPwKV9ZuifAsKaQNIpCPIVG45AjSxaILD-EMyKhxQnnLwAapkWIEMQ4qyyKAU-Q5wpH*E/1624552887.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>As more homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels come onto the market, buyers and sellers will look for real estate professionals who are familiar with this new technology and know how to properly value it in the real estate transaction. This video from the George Washington University Solar Institute provides an overview of industry trends and insight into… <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/tap-into-the-growing-inventory-of-solar-homes"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/jMuTtaFZVHbljuCQQjOpj-Q*E2WpPwKV9ZuifAsKaQNIpCPIVG45AjSxaILD-EMyKhxQnnLwAapkWIEMQ4qyyKAU-Q5wpH*E/1624552887.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />As more homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels come onto the market, buyers and sellers will look for real estate professionals who are familiar with this new technology and know how to properly value it in the real estate transaction. This video from the George Washington University Solar Institute provides an overview of industry trends and insight into Realtors' experiences.<br /> <br /> After you've watched it, please visit <a href="http://learninglibrary.com/Elevate/A/HOME">http://learninglibrary.com/Elevate/A/HOME</a> for an online course, "Selling the Sun: Establishing Value for Solar Homes" for more information. The course will benefit contractors and installers, too! It includes a review of the core components of the solar system and an explanation of how they work together to create electricity; tips for listing homes that showcase the benefits of solar installations; and, current financing options available to help homeowners fund a solar installation.<br /> <br /> #GetSolarSmart! Energy By the Numbers: Solar Decathlon 2017 tag:homeenergypros.org,2017-11-02:6069565:Video:226409 2017-11-02T15:00:10.098Z Diane Chojnowski http://homeenergypros.org/profile/DianeChojnowski <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/energy-by-the-numbers-solar-decathlon-2017"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/l2bwYX3LPa-NWEZeNc1qdXTWofNTX0lxv7Bfsasb0ZGLfuOQFwMdT9P4Zbzku-5WMTBVopKEUWV*31YqkB6IVTiTjnqVAeJ6/1613134111.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Relive all the action from the Solar Decathlon 2017 competition in this Energy by the Numbers video. <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/energy-by-the-numbers-solar-decathlon-2017"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/l2bwYX3LPa-NWEZeNc1qdXTWofNTX0lxv7Bfsasb0ZGLfuOQFwMdT9P4Zbzku-5WMTBVopKEUWV*31YqkB6IVTiTjnqVAeJ6/1613134111.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Relive all the action from the Solar Decathlon 2017 competition in this Energy by the Numbers video. The "Subjective Science" of Mold Sampling tag:homeenergypros.org,2017-10-04:6069565:Video:223972 2017-10-04T00:55:29.704Z Bob Krell http://homeenergypros.org/profile/BobKrell536 <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/the-subjective-science-of-mold-sampling-2"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/FSL*LgdkUyyvlpx892BGxObk-jltwr*HzSp*BM*4BSe1jU*1x3lnxluCBp*TwegbuUkv185n7o1qbeI6PRyUqqOXJT53t1jF/1584754686.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Spore Trap Subjective Science segment with host Bob Krell from Saving The Great INDOORS Show -Jan 2014. <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/the-subjective-science-of-mold-sampling-2"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/FSL*LgdkUyyvlpx892BGxObk-jltwr*HzSp*BM*4BSe1jU*1x3lnxluCBp*TwegbuUkv185n7o1qbeI6PRyUqqOXJT53t1jF/1584754686.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Spore Trap Subjective Science segment with host Bob Krell from Saving The Great INDOORS Show -Jan 2014. How Technology and Innovation Are Making Outdoor Wood Burning Stoves More Efficient and Environmentally Friendly tag:homeenergypros.org,2017-09-14:6069565:Video:221893 2017-09-14T03:32:20.528Z Derrick Koehn http://homeenergypros.org/profile/DerrickKoehn <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/how-technology-and-innovation-are-making-outdoor-wood-burning"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/7uq07US2ifSpuvMTTkJVw-dzD7el*IlpXQDt76ICMriTXAnQQ01BCtls*xulhx*jGD8Qze4bQBOkyixh2VT8KO*OB89O1Hl3/1577183532.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Introduction<br></br> Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most economical ways to heat. In this blog I want to discuss how technology is making wood heating more… <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/how-technology-and-innovation-are-making-outdoor-wood-burning"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/7uq07US2ifSpuvMTTkJVw-dzD7el*IlpXQDt76ICMriTXAnQQ01BCtls*xulhx*jGD8Qze4bQBOkyixh2VT8KO*OB89O1Hl3/1577183532.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Introduction<br /> Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most economical ways to heat. In this blog I want to discuss how technology is making wood heating more efficient, more practical, and ultimately more environmentally friendly.<br /> Technology<br /> In this era of technical advancement it will come as no surprise that even something as simple and traditional as a wood burning has been improved by it. Most modern wood stoves, both indoor models and outdoor wood-fired boilers utilize some form of electronic temperature controller.Initially this was just a simple thermostat that opened the damper and turned on a fan to fan the flames when the temperature is low and turn it back off when the desired temperature is reached. As time progressed, companies began experimenting with more advanced electronics. One such leading edge technology is a variable rate damper, which, together with the controller, supplies just enough oxygen to the fire to burn as efficiently as possible while producing as little smoke as possible. Another area in the outdoor wood burning boiler industry where technology is on the rise is that of remote monitoring. Some companies are developing technology which will allow you to monitor your outdoor wood boiler’s temperature from anywhere in the world on your mobile device.<br /> Wood Gasification In Wood Stoves<br /> Wood gasification is the process of covering the elements present in wood into their gaseous state. Wood gas consists mainly of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen: a flammable concoction. This technology has been utilized in several major industries to power engines and during World War II most nations experimented with it as a way by which to gain more energy independence.<br /> The History of Wood Gasification<br /> In wood stoves wood gasification did not become popular until the 21st century. Today, most companies manufacturing wood stoves or outdoor wood boilers have a line of boilers that employ this process.<br /> How Gasifier Outdoor Wood Boilers Work<br /> As a result of the benefits of wood gasification, and as a result of decades of hard work and research by manufacturers, wood stoves today can burn up to 50% less wood and are a much greener and cleaner heating option than ever before in history. Legends of Home Performance: Marc Rosenbaum, Principal, Energysmiths, compulsive measurer tag:homeenergypros.org,2017-08-16:6069565:Video:220935 2017-08-16T19:30:04.150Z Home Energy Magazine http://homeenergypros.org/profile/HomeEnergyMagazine <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/legends-of-home-performance-marc-rosenbaum-principal-energysmiths"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/MfFJg4XQ7iySquU6Fj*kWbLtNHDMwNtI*Fg094aUI2Ol1Q3yzRTKhSGXcNwh236ONlZ3ydIX32d-JzKxA0r65t*MeFBy9ICL/1405445532.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Home Energy Magazine's series "Legends of Home Performance". "Making a great building involves so many aspects of human experience...it's really about how… <a href="http://homeenergypros.org/video/legends-of-home-performance-marc-rosenbaum-principal-energysmiths"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/MfFJg4XQ7iySquU6Fj*kWbLtNHDMwNtI*Fg094aUI2Ol1Q3yzRTKhSGXcNwh236ONlZ3ydIX32d-JzKxA0r65t*MeFBy9ICL/1405445532.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Home Energy Magazine's series "Legends of Home Performance". "Making a great building involves so many aspects of human experience...it's really about how th...