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Stump the Chump - March 2013

This month's stump the chump comes from a mystery contributor, a caped crusading building performance specialist from Burlington, Vermont.…

Started by Mike Kandel

10 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by David Eakin

New PV system. What is your experience with different panel manufacturers?

I am about to pull the trigger on having a 5.9kW system put on our home/office, but honestly PV systems are kind of outside of my realm of…

Started by Jason Raddenbach

12 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Jason Raddenbach

Air Source Heat Pumps Question from Colorado

One of our readers asked us this question - we'd love any feedback you have: For the climate in Denver, do air source heat pumps with natur…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

6 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Jose Macho

HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall

I just recently audited a home that had a blower door number of 11,684 CFM50 and/or 11.81 ACH50. And of course one of the main a…

Started by Jonathan Bluey

14 Apr 18, 2013
Reply by Robert D York Jr

Looking for a cure for a warping hardwood floor not caused by a leak

I have a client who is has a lovely house built in 2010 that has oak hardwood floors throughout. There are apparently no other moisture iss…

Started by Paul Raymer

17 Apr 18, 2013
Reply by Ed Minch

Energy Myths- Fact or Fiction?

MYTH: Closing off vents and registers will reduce your heating bill.False. If you have a modern forced air heating system, the pressure loa…

Started by Tom DelConte

8 Apr 15, 2013
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Backup Power for Pump on Radiant Heat System

A friend of mine in Traverse City asked about options for powering a pump on his home's radiant heat system. During an extended power outag…

Started by Nick Helmholdt

6 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Enforcement_Policy_Furnace

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/04/f0/Enforcement_Policy_Furnace_Stds_04052013.pdf 80% will still be illegible in north 30 states b…

Started by Eric Kjelshus

4 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Basements and BAS

I frequently find that if I include basement area and volume in a BPI calculation for Building Airflow Standard then relatively high flow r…

Started by Pat Dundon

16 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Pat Dundon

Blower Door Testing

I've been asked to perform blower door testing on a house that is to be built.The architects builders estimate specifications state " Perfo…

Started by Thomas Varney

5 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

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