Eric Miller
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Heat Pump Water Heaters - a potential source of air leakage?

Started Sep 3, 2019 0 Replies

I was doing a depressurization test on a smallish home with a heat pump water heater installed in a closet and ducted to the attic with both the supply and the returns. It felt to me that there was a…Continue

Best Exhaust Fans - your opinion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Pope Sep 12, 2019. 3 Replies

Hi folksI do some rating for my local Habitat Affiliate and recently have noticed an uncomfortable amount of air coming in from the exhaust fans when the house is de-pressurized. So I guess the first…Continue

 

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Eric Miller commented on Chris Schiewer's blog post Duct leakage testing blocks
"Similarly, I contacted a local mattress making/repair place and I had them cut to size - very inexpensive, I thought. I then use sandwich bags (free-of course) to stuff them into - otherwise you might lose about 6 cfm through each. They last quite a…"
Jan 14
Eric Miller replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"And storm windows are now available as an "Energy Star" product - a very worthy option for the home owner that desperately needs to improve their window situation and have a limited budget. Installation is much less complicated too."
Nov 7, 2019
Russell Pope replied to Eric Miller's discussion Best Exhaust Fans - your opinion?
"Hi Eric, Great observation and I have to agree with Paul and Mark that it is all about the installation. I recently received a call from a customer who just switched from another brand and they were concerned with the leakage during…"
Sep 12, 2019
Paul Raymer replied to Eric Miller's discussion Best Exhaust Fans - your opinion?
"I certainly agree with Mark regarding the quality of the installation.  Leakage around the housing after installation is usually the major culprit in leakage.  In my testing, I have found that the majority of backdraft dampers in fans work…"
Sep 5, 2019
Mark Furst replied to Eric Miller's discussion Best Exhaust Fans - your opinion?
"In my experience the "best fan" is one that's installed properly.  The trouble with fans is that there are typically three trades that are involved in putting them in (electricians, ducting, typically done by the HVAC guys, and…"
Sep 5, 2019
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Sep 3, 2019
Eric Miller replied to Dan Wise's discussion Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages
"Hi Folks Elite Software, in their suite of products (which also includes a full Manual J8 product) has a tool called "Energy Audit" which models energy use very nicely. It is kinda pricey though. I used it a lot when I was wearing a…"
Jul 18, 2019
Eric Miller replied to Samuel's discussion Standard Operating Procedures for Weatherization Technicians
"Hi there I work for a utility in the Pacific NW - our power provider is the Bonneville Power Administration. If you look down in the middle of the page below under Resources, I think you will find some very useful…"
Jul 12, 2019

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Benton REA
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator, Utility representative
Professional Certification
HERS Rater, NATE

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At 12:23pm on December 18, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Eric,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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Interview Posts for Consumer Education Blog?

Started by Sarah Alexander in General Forum. Last reply by Sarah Alexander on Friday. 5 Replies

Oily Stuff in ERVs

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Thoughts on EVs? Love em or hate em?

Started by Kyle Baker in General Forum. Last reply by Dennis Heidner on Thursday. 19 Replies

building envelope air tightness studies

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Watts Up? Pro - Software Download

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Looking to buy used equipment

Started by Heidi McCullough in General Forum. Last reply by Joseph Knoll Feb 17. 3 Replies

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