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4,000 home energy pros build a community of practice

Congratulations to all active members of Home Energy Pros on recently passing the 4,000 membership mark! You've helped to build a community…

Started by Tom White

1 Sep 10
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?

Liteline companies ‘In’Flector’ I was introduced to this product around a month ago, however, it apperently has been around many years.  I…

Started by Hal Skinner

15 Sep 9
Reply by Hal Skinner

BPI Simplifies CEU System for Certified Professionals

Have you heard? BPI has simplified its CEU System for Certified Professionals! The new portal is an all encompassing resource for candida…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Sep 8

New Approach to Driving Demand for Energy Upgrades: Educating Real Estate Professionals

As a partner of the Home Energy Score program (http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/home-energy-score-partners#Colorado), we've been working on…

Started by Benjamin Gromicko

1 Sep 5
Reply by George Kopf

How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?

I am asking this as I do not recall anyone speaking of any study to this end.  Many comments about adding insulation under a house with a c…

Started by Hal Skinner

11 Sep 4
Reply by Hal Skinner

Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace

Hi, I've looked around online and haven't found a lot of good information on home heating with hydronic air handlers used in conjunction wi…

Started by Christopher Talarico

14 Sep 4
Reply by Graham Irwin

Another benefit from air sealing

From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the co…

Started by Bud Poll

9 Sep 4
Reply by tedkidd

Where can I find the best radiant barrier to install under my roof?

As home energy professionals, we all need to know the best way to prevent attics from overheating in the summer. My 2800 SF 2 story has a s…

Started by Kurt Shafer

8 Sep 3
Reply by Hal Skinner

Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...

I am considering starting a home weatherization business. (I live in Southeast Alabama)  Currently I own a construction company and I do mo…

Started by Trip Smith

7 Sep 1
Reply by Hal Skinner

What happened to Home Energy Pro's website?

I assume it is because Windows no longer supports the old version of Internet Explorer that we use here at work, and to possibly work on mo…

Started by James White

11 Aug 28
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