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Your Top Energy Efficiency Tips for the Heating Season

As we move toward the heating season, what are your top tips for homeowners to keep their energy bills under control? ElectricityPlans.com…

Started by rebecca bridges

10 19 hours ago
Reply by Mark Fetsko

Capillary break retrofit

If you want to add a capillary break to a basement or crawl space floor in an existing building, it is difficult to determine if there alre…

Started by Paul Raymer

3 yesterday
Reply by Paul Raymer

Solar Panel Size?

How do you determine how many solar panels you need? Use this solar panel sizing guide: https://greencoast.org/solar-panel-size/

Started by Kyle Baker

0 Dec 2, 2019

Baffles without soffit vents?

Hi all - I recently saw a contractor installing baffles in an attic that didn't have soffit vents - they had gable vents. Do others see thi…

Started by Haley Keegan

14 Sep 9, 2019
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

whole house fan?

birmingplumb On: 08-24-2019 09:58 AM New build for son . I plumber 50 yrs. Industrial. 785sq ft ranch on crawl. roof has 12 ft ridge vent.…

Started by michael j maruska

2 Aug 26, 2019
Reply by Franco Oyuela

Best Practices to Transport Blower Door

Any suggestions / ideas on efficient ways to transport blower doors? Tips you've used? Check in luggage vs. shipping If shipping, UPS vs F…

Started by Casey Murphy

1 Jul 25, 2019
Reply by Steve Mann

The problems with gas stoves

Here's the NYT article about the emerging problems around gas stoves:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/opinion/climate-change-gas-elect

Started by Jacob Corvidae

18 Jul 20, 2019
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Sealing Flex Duct Passing Through an Air Barrier

Greetings,In reference to maintaining the integrity of an air barrier, best practice requires all penetrations be properly air sealed.  Spe…

Started by Danny Gough

7 Feb 10, 2019
Reply by Ed Minch

Duct Cleaning? Good value or a waste of money?

I have lots of my auditing customers who ask me about duct cleaning, and if they should do it.  It seems like the only way to get them real…

Started by Gordon Smith

39 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Charles Buell

Green Home Solutions Franchise

Seems like a good concept to franchise cleaning up mold in people's houses.  People are afraid of mold.  And cleaning it up with something…

Started by Paul Raymer

3 Nov 26, 2018
Reply by Craig McManus

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Capillary break retrofit

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Help with OpenStudio/EnergyPlus

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Insulating Chilled/Cold Water Lines

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What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?

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Looking for a Rater in Sacramento Area

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Hydronic System Critique

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Condensation Quick Fix

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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Paul Raymer's discussion Capillary break retrofit
"I think you are confusing terminology. Capillary break retrofit is a impossibility. A sheet…"
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