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Electrical Efficiency for Gas Furnaces.

I've noticed my new furnace uses about the same electrical power to operate as my old furnace, even though the new furnace (44k) is 1/2 the…

Started by Bob Blanchette

2 Mar 20, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Fire sprinklers & air infiltration?

The housing industry is continuously trying to make houses tighter.  This will continue coming up as an issue for the sprinkler industry un…

Started by Kent Mitchell

9 Mar 20, 2014
Reply by Ed Minch

Rigid Foam (Polyiso) as a Weather-Resistive Barrier

Hello pros! I have done much reading on the subject and am still in need of a final round of feedback on using foil-faced polysio board as…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

10 Mar 18, 2014
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Bad floor insulation installation

 We are seeing this more and more... 9" of insulation flush on the bottom of a 12" or 14" floor joist cavity.  No contact with conditioned…

Started by Kent Mitchell

5 Mar 17, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

Closed-Cell Foam & Brick Walls

Hello Pros. I have been reading up on the use of closed-cell foam applied to brick (foundation) walls. I live and do business in northern…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

4 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

Last fall I upgraded my furnace from a 88,000BTU 80% to a 44,000BTU 90%. My gas bills are at record highs, although I'm sure some of it can…

Started by Bob Blanchette

75 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Steve Waclo

I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes

I like that song but I'm showing my age. We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase t…

Started by Bud Poll

6 Mar 15, 2014
Reply by Bud Poll

How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.

How do you keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers?

Started by Craig McManus

5 Mar 13, 2014
Reply by Charles Cormany

How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam

How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. Is there a safer spray foam ?

Started by Craig McManus

1 Mar 10, 2014
Reply by tedkidd

BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score

BPI is excited to announce the launch of its Rating Program. Participants in the BPI Rating Program will provide customers with an affordab…

Started by Mike Kandel

2 Mar 6, 2014
Reply by Tom Conlon

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