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Best house measuring tools...

Had my Bosch laser measuring tool crap out on me today as I was doing an energy audit. Got me thinking about maybe trying something else, s…

Started by Tony Rigdon

7 Jun 12
Reply by Lars olsen

FLIR E60 Price Increase

Hi Everyone, As many of you may know, Fluke recently (June 1) had a price increase on a majority of their products. If you got caught unawa…

Started by Pete Stoermer

0 Jun 12

Aeroseal Machine for Sale

Hello All,  We have an Aeroseal SmartSeal system (w/ compressor and plenty of leftover sealant/blocking to get you through your first few…

Started by John Wilkerson

0 May 29

Get Acquainted With DOE’s New Residential Accelerators

To improve energy efficiency in our nation's homes, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched two new residential Better Buildings…

Started by Better Buildings Support

0 May 28

The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery

It is a common misconception that mechanical ventilation without recovery will cost a homeowner hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a ye…

Started by Carly@AirCycler

6 May 22
Reply by Rick Karg

Breaking the link between unhealthy homes and unhealthy kids

Listen in on IAQ Radio to a discussion on reducing the household triggers that cause asthmaattacks and other respiratory ailments through h…

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky

0 May 21

New BPI Standard for Conducting Energy Audits Published as an ANSI Standard!

The Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings defines the minimum criteria and specific procedures for building science-based resid…

Started by Kirsten Richnavsky

0 May 20

32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?

32,000 is a lot of certifications. HOW MANY REAL JOBS WERE ADDED? Training for a new and exciting career in Energy Efficiency might not be…

Started by randy tolowski

5 May 18
Reply by Jose Macho

cooling vests

Does anyone use cooling vests for attic work in the summer?  If so any suggestions?

Started by Mike Hartnett

9 May 17
Reply by Doug Krahl

Entry level IR cameras

Has anyone used or seen the flir E4 or E5 in use? I really want feedback if one of those will work well for finding air leaks and missing i…

Started by Cory Chovanec

6 May 16
Reply by Cory Chovanec

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Dale Pickard replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
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Eric Kjelshus replied to Rod Fox's discussion Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?
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Bob Blanchette replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces
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