Mark Furst
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Bath fan weirdness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Fillmore Oct 11, 2018. 13 Replies

I recently measured disappointing bath fan flows at a project - both being below our program minimum of 50cfm. The builder had the installer come back to have a look and found nothing obvious but he…Continue

Tax Credit and the LTO test

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Furst Mar 10, 2018. 4 Replies

Anybody else super frustrated by the retroactive implementation of the tax credit?I have 2 big problems with this:1)Most all of the homes I rated last year did not pass the tax credit because I opted…Continue

Tags: test, LTO, Credit, Tax

 

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Mark Furst replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"Agreed, having gaps above the insulation is not optimal. This is a situation where I lament the lack of overlap between new home construction and existing home performance work.  A cost effective method for insulating framed floors (over crawl…"
Dec 2
Mark Furst replied to Haley Keegan's discussion Baffles without soffit vents?
"Sounds like a case of "old habits die hard". The sub contractor was probably just installing the things they've always been told to put in. Having no soffit venting is fine (my own 1930's home only has gable vents) but the attic…"
Sep 5
Mark Furst replied to Haley Keegan's discussion Baffles without soffit vents?
"This is true, it does happen, but it tends to not last very long as temperatures even out between inside and out, generally making it a non-event.  The leaky houses are the problem (in winter, up north), where an endless stream of warm moist…"
Sep 5
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
Mark Furst commented on David Byrnes's blog post Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"
"Good stuff."
Jul 22
Minnie Coleman replied to Mark Furst's discussion Worst boiler ever?
"OMG!"
Jun 3
Ash Healy replied to Mark Furst's discussion Worst boiler ever?
"And a child with matches :)"
May 31
Dennis Heidner replied to Mark Furst's discussion Worst boiler ever?
"Wow,  a combination boiler and basement fireplace... great for toasting marshmellows and hotdogs while awaiting the fire department...."
May 23
Ed Minch replied to Mark Furst's discussion Worst boiler ever?
"that's right up there"
May 23
Mark Furst replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"Hmm, good point. I didn't notice any droppings but it could be. I'll check my other pics."
May 22
Mark Furst replied to John S. Rodenhizer's discussion Using radiant barriers as duct insulation, Aka "Bubble wrap" What value do you assign for R-value?
"On a tangentially related topic: I saw this today in an old attic installed AC system. Ducts made from only fiber-board, coming apart at the corners."
May 22
Ash Healy replied to Mark Furst's discussion Worst boiler ever?
"Come on Mick Lane, it needs to be retired."
May 22
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Grading Spaces LLC
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Energy auditor / assessor / analyst
Professional Certification
BPI, HERS Rater, Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor, RESNET
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http://www.gradingspaces.com

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At 5:34pm on March 12, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Mark,

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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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

ACEEE 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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