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Budget Water Heater efficiency upgrades - What works best?

A client of mine opted out of replacing his 20 year old tank style water heater with a Takagi TK3 instantaneous water heater because of the…

Started by George M. Matthews

6 May 2, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

Insulation for in ground ducts?

New Mexico has stated a requirement for R-3.5 minimum insulation for ducts buried in soil.  What would be an appropriate product for this a…

Started by Larry Gorman

1 Apr 29, 2011
Reply by David Meiland

Does anyone know why weatherization has stopped in SC?

  I am a weatherization contractor in South Carolina. The agency that we are contracted through stopped giving us houses on February 11, 20…

Started by Rodney Green

4 Apr 27, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

Deemed Savings for alternative heating

Does anyone have deemed savings numbers for pellet stoves, advanced combustion/gasification wood stoves, and high efficiency fireplace and…

Started by J.C. Martel

0 Apr 26, 2011

Need to interview consumers for article

Hi everyone,   I'm working on an article on why consumers actually buy home energy upgrades. Not their stated intent ("I'll do it someday b…

Started by Stephanie Inglis

5 Apr 25, 2011
Reply by Stephanie Inglis

Dense Packed Cellulose in Steel Studs?

We have a customer that wants us to blow a wall made with steel studs. We can use either cellulose or fiberglass material. How do I attache…

Started by Al Maloney

4 Apr 21, 2011
Reply by Al Maloney

T-stats without fan-only control

When the air handler is only used for heating, they often don't have a fan-only control.  That's a problem for setting up the house in wors…

Started by Paul Raymer

0 Apr 17, 2011

CRM software-- any recommendations?

Hello HEPsters, As we ramp up our business, we are looking for a low-cost CRM we can use to track our interactions and collect some metrics…

Started by Tom Lewis

2 Apr 14, 2011
Reply by Abe J Degnan

Closed cell foam on underside of my hardwood floor?

I have white oak hardwood floors on an old 1920s house. My contractor is offering to do 2" of closed cell foam on the underside of my hardw…

Started by ryan sentell

8 Apr 11, 2011
Reply by Leo Velichkovsky

Indoor Cannabis production is anything but green

Imagine a facility that has lighting as intense as that found in an operating room (500-times more than needed for reading), 6-times the a…

Started by Evan Mills

1 Apr 6, 2011
Reply by Dennis McCarthy

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