Tom Wilson
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Historic Home

Historic and vintage homes are significant to our cultural heritage, yet often lack energy efficiency and comfort. Our mission is to identify key issues, solutions, and best practices when retrofitting much older homes.See More
Dec 9, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to Ben Stallings's discussion radon mitigation with HRV?
"Dilution via ventilation, with or without HRV, is an inefficient and often unsuccessful solution for a radon problem. Theoretically you need an entire house air change to cut the drone levels in half and if the ventilation system is not properly…"
Sep 30, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"I observed a similar situation made worse by having the thermostat mounted on this "interior" partition wall. The cold wall fooled the thermostat into thinking the room was actually colder than it was.  On top of that, the heating…"
Sep 25, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Unless the home is on a permanent block or concrete foundation, attempting this is a lost cause.  Air sealing and insulating skirting is futile. Depending on the local climate, soil conditions, you then have the same challenges associated with…"
Sep 19, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Actually, it was only in 1976 that any standards at all were applied to mobile homes:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (commonly known as the HUD Code) went…"
Sep 19, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"The good news is the linoleum IS the air/vapor barrier and unless it is put under 50 Pa negative air pressure, it probably serves that purpose well. It also means this layer is significantly tighter than the outer membrane, which also is how it…"
Sep 16, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Typo corrections: This is the classic problem folks have been wrestling with forever with manufactured housing...exacerbated by the fact that the space between the floor and the belly membrane acts as the air barrier, the vapor barrier and the…"
Sep 16, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"This is the classic problem folks have been wrestling with forever with manufactured housing...exacerbated by the fact that the space between the floor and the belly membrane acts as both the air barrier, the vapor barrier and the thermal…"
Sep 16, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"I should have been clearer.  Although " I'd probably feel fairly safe with replacing existing incandescent bulbs with LEDs and then boxing and air sealing the can." I am not recommending this as a professional measure.  I am…"
Aug 27, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"Non-IC rated can lights should never be air sealed or insulated over, even with a protective box or cover to keep the insulation away.  Non-IC units are designed to ventilate and have no high-temperature-sensor cut-out switch as do IC-rated…"
Aug 27, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to Ed Minch's discussion Heat and A/C on a boat
"Personally I wouldn't sail when I needed heat, but if I did I would put in as small a heat sources as I could find.  Your goal is not to provide heat that your minimalist thermal shell can maintain, but simply to heat the air to the…"
Jun 3, 2019
Tom Wilson replied to Paul Raymer's discussion Protecting presentations in the group Trainers and Mentors
"If anybody asks me, I always offer free use of any of my material (since expansion of the knowledge base is why I got into the business to begin with). However, I have usually added a line at the bottom of my master slide saying something like…"
May 6, 2019
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Trainers and Mentors

Share your experience with different training and mentoring methods. Learn about new training tools, certifications and training programs.See More
May 6, 2019
Tom Wilson commented on Emily Ambrose's blog post Building Science In The Wild: A Marketing Opportunity
"I agree with the authors basic recommendations to document building science issues wherever they appear, but not necessarily with her conclusion "The condensation in this particular example was very apropos, considering it has been a rainy…"
Apr 25, 2019
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Tom Wilson
"Hi Tom, 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…"
Apr 9, 2019
Tom Wilson is now a member of Home Energy Pros Forum
Apr 9, 2019

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At 9:28am on April 9, 2019, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Tom,

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!

Don't forget to upload your profile picture. 

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