"There are a few things going on here. First, if you want an idea of the effectiveness of the insulation, go to surface temperature. If the bottom surface of the insulation is cool, then the insulation is effective.
Second, the air gap is a…"
"Let's talk incremental cost. You could buy double pane windows. Standard size about $10 - 15 per SF, Custom $25 - 30. EnergyStar Standard size $25 to 30, EnergyStar Custom $35 to 40.
Ultra Premium (Triple pane, fiberglass frame, $40…"
"The real question is what are you going to do with the camera. Does it need to take pictures that you will used in documents? I use a Flir F7. It was about $4000. The new ones are the E4, E5 and E6 look good. The E6 looks like a big…"
"For condensation you need one simple condition. A surface below the dew point. There are lots of reasons, this isn't the exterior surfaces. They mostly boil down to paper surfaces and sun heating the exterior.
Increasing the ventilation will…"
"I was playing with a 2 stage carrier furnace last week. The staging is not bad on the condensing boilers. They camp out at low fire until the return air temp drops or they get past 5 minutes of run time. I am fine with them doing…"
"Sorry to stumble on this so Late. I used TREAT for about 6 years. I even worked with it's creators and the current programming house that is updating and selling it.
I used it for Multi family. It was one of the program required…"
"So CO is a sign of incomplete combustion. There are lots of things that can cause that. First cause is cold combustion surfaces. If you put a cold pot on a gas stove top the CO spikes. You need the burner to be rocking for a few…"
"My inclination would be to start with the water heater and the refrigerators. You are looking for a 4 kW load. or more. That could be a water heater with a water leak, or a refrigerator that isn't working well. Also, some…"
"You don't have to think about the air sealing and insulation needs to be the same surface. Think about air sealing the interior surface, drywall, joints, casement, base, electrical boxes. Insulate without void. Be careful…"
"Lots of interesting ideas. Typically in the North East we would have just skinned stone on a masonry wall. You could mortar the joints. Obviously you could seal it an close it. I would seal it with open cell spray foam, Keep the…"
"We see different forms of these up in New York. Either a hot water air handler or hot water furnace, I would say the actual control would define it beyond that. Oil fired furnaces have lots of complications so this is a common answer for…"
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"The geothermal heat pump is the most likely culprit. The heat pump doesn't make heat it only moves it. If the water temperature of the loop drops below the design they can be less efficient than electric resistance heat. 3200…"
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