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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

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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

7 Dec 1
Reply by Robin Henry

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
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
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
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
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
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

Sealed crawl space for new construction

I retired from this business in 2010 so please forgive me if my knowledge and questions are dated.  My experience was mostly multi-family a…

Started by Kent Kjellgren

19 Nov 7, 2018
Reply by William Turner

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Installing High Efficiency Equipment....?

Started by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. on Thursday. 5 Replies

Floor I joists and properly installed insulation

Started by Robin Henry in General Forum. Last reply by Stanley Widener on Wednesday. 27 Replies

Solar Panel Size?

Started by Kyle Baker in Best Practices on Monday. 0 Replies

ACEEE 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Nov 29. 1 Reply

HVAC Contractors Expand Their Role in Home Performance

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Nov 29. 1 Reply

States with the Most Energy-Efficient Construction Jobs in 2019

Started by Diane Chojnowski in General Forum. Last reply by Horace Douglas Hunt, Jr. Nov 29. 1 Reply

Green Button Connect

Started by Rob Buchanan in General Forum Nov 27. 0 Replies

VRV or VRF ?

Started by Igor Mitbarg in HVAC. Last reply by Franco Oyuela Nov 25. 1 Reply

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