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Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

I would like to know if you have experienced cost saving by switching to tankless? If you have a whole house or just one faucet? What brand…

Started by Damien Greenfield

73 Jan 8
Reply by Dennis Heidner

How do you save customers money/energy?

I am impressed with this site and I would like to learn a little about you guys and maybe something I do and something someone else does ca…

Started by Irvin McLaughlin

2 Jan 8
Reply by Irvin McLaughlin

Which orgs are working in the Home Energy/Real Estate space?

Ok Home Energy Industry experts, I need some help. It's no surprise to anyone in the Home Energy industry that getting homeowners to buy Ho…

Started by George Kopf

0 Jan 8

Unhappy customer, feels should have saved more...

Hello Guys,   I get a lot of calls where homeowners want to save energy costs and look to me as the hired professional to have all the answ…

Started by Irvin McLaughlin

24 Jan 8
Reply by Richard C. MacCrea

Basing air exchange on house volume??

I have long objected to including a basement volume when calculating air exchange as it just doesn't leak like the rest of the house.  In f…

Started by Bud Poll

17 Jan 8
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Energy Costs: Progressive or Regressive?

Here in Oklahoma local utilities DISCOURAGE conservation. As you use more electricity/gas/water you pay LESS for each unit. A "volume disco…

Started by Bob Blanchette

0 Jan 4

OK. Costs.

Additional costs over building to code? 

Started by John Knox

5 Jan 3
Reply by scottscontracting

Square Recessed Lights

Can anyone recommend a low cost method for dealing with square recessed lights?   We find them often in soffits above kitchen sinks on eave…

Started by Dmitri A Martin

10 Jan 2
Reply by Dennis Heidner

BPI QCI HEP Certification

The Weatherization Assistance Program's (WAP) comprehensive Quality Work Plan requires that quality control assessments be signed off by a…

Started by Paul Raymer

0 Jan 2

Our Changing Business Model

How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices? Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our…

Started by Bud Poll

4 Jan 2
Reply by Theodore Redler

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