Mick Lane
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Mick Lane replied to Sean Wiens's discussion Hydronic System Critique
"What is the output of the panels on 66 degree water? Especially with 75 degree air. When we do a chilled beam or radiant cooling, we always cheat with a blower coil or DX make up air unit. Also, my typical chilled water system is on a 45 degree…"
Jan 13
Mick Lane replied to Debra Little's discussion New EE single fam home financing in NY
"Look into SONYMA Rebuild N.Y. mortgage. It bumps your mortgage up to around 4% but you can borrow up to 95%. Lots of rules and stipulations. May not bean option. Also look into NYSERDA Home Energy Program. Different structure for financing."
Jan 6
Mick Lane replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"This insulation may be installed correctly. There are way too many variables in play to give you the "right answer".  Yes, un-faced bats in joist cavities is not pretty, but is probably the best one size fits all answer for…"
Dec 4, 2019
Mick Lane replied to Robin Henry's discussion Floor I joists and properly installed insulation
"Some one citing Joe Lstiburek.  Good work.   I think most of us jump to assumption that might not be true.  The insulation does not have to fill the cavity to be effective. BUT or IF or ONLY WHEN. First of all we are talking…"
Dec 3, 2019
Mick Lane replied to Ed Minch's discussion Solar performance anomaly
"If I had to guess the inverter is telling you the how much DC you are making with the PV. The inverter is probably eating those kWh converting it to AC. "
Oct 15, 2019
Mick Lane replied to Ben Stallings's discussion radon mitigation with HRV?
"Okay.  2 things.  Number one: Radon mitigation actually exhaust from outside the building envelope.  An ERV is a VERY bad idea.  We could argue about technology and cross talk, but generally foundation radon ventilation should…"
Sep 30, 2019
Mick Lane replied to Noah Ray Sanders's discussion Foam/Fiberglass Hybrid Insulation
"Short answer: spray about an inch to the roof deck and gable walls. Take specific note of any fire rated surfaces and know the foam will potentially lessen that rating. Long answer is that you should think hard about air, ventilation and the…"
Aug 19, 2019
Mick Lane replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Okay to use 1" polyiso as a insulation base for 50 gallon heat pump water heater?
"Technically EPS is "structural". PolyIsoCyanurate is more compressible. It also doesn't do well with shear, tension, hence the foil face. There is also a famous story about the failure of the Green Roof on the Ford Factory that…"
Aug 19, 2019

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Adding Energy
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Educator / Trainer, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator
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BPI
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At 8:54am on February 19, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Mick,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. 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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Thoughts on EVs? Love em or hate em?

Started by Kyle Baker in General Forum. Last reply by Sean Wiens 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Capillary break retrofit

Started by Paul Raymer in Best Practices. Last reply by Paul Raymer on Thursday. 3 Replies

Help with OpenStudio/EnergyPlus

Started by Kerry Haglund in General Forum. Last reply by Kerry Haglund on Thursday. 1 Reply

Insulating Chilled/Cold Water Lines

Started by Sean Wiens in HVAC. Last reply by Sean Wiens Jan 20. 10 Replies

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

Started by Wayne Melancon in HVAC. Last reply by bebelyn accessdoors Jan 16. 5 Replies

Looking for a Rater in Sacramento Area

Started by Brian A McFadden in BPI. Last reply by Building Performance Institute Jan 14. 1 Reply

Hydronic System Critique

Started by Sean Wiens in HVAC. Last reply by Sean Wiens Jan 14. 8 Replies

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