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Equipment Reviews: Blower Doors and IR Cameras

We are relatively new to this Residential Home Assessment industry and while we have all the needed certifications, we still need to buy eq…

Started by Caroline Hawkins

14 Feb 28, 2012
Reply by Joel Greenberg

DOE Home Energy SCORE

Does anyone have any information about the SCORE program?  It was scheduled to start in summer 2011.  Part of V.P. Biden's "Recovery throug…

Started by John Webb

83 Feb 26, 2012
Reply by Gary Baggett

Energy Modeling Software - what works??

I first learned in my BPI class of 2008 was that we would not be using or taught to use any energy modeling software.  The story was that t…

Started by Al Heath

48 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Jim Baerg

Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing

Has anyone had any experience using the Vent Cap Systems product for duct pressure testing vs. conventional perforated register tape? Thank…

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse

13 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Corey Breed

Google +

Is anyone using Google +? Join my Google + circle. https://plus.google.com/107173402267783257363/posts Post your Google + page and I will c…

Started by Rob Novak

1 Feb 22, 2012
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Heat Recovery Ventilator - Iced Up

Greetings.  This is my first post/question - many more to follow, I'm sure.  I live in a rental house that has radiant floor heat and a hea…

Started by Sue Davis

13 Feb 19, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Thermostat Wars

Honeywell strikes back at the Nest,and alleges patent infringement on seven counts.  http://slate.me/ywdfSW

Started by Melissa Baldridge

1 Feb 19, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Learning Thermostat

Just installed my first Nest learning thermostat.  Really easy and affordable.  Check it out and let me know what you think: http://www.nes

Started by Classic Residential, Inc.

33 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Crawlspace (and Spray Foam) from Hell

People always say that Hell is “below”, I just never realized it was right below the floorboards.  We all know how many holes can be drille…

Started by Evan Mills

9 Feb 16, 2012
Reply by Dmitri A Martin

Fix this leakage?

What sort of leakage reduction could I expect if I try to plug all these tiny gaps? This is a typical cathedral ceiling around these parts…

Started by David Meiland

2 Feb 16, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

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