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"Look into passive solar heating. The south windows have enough overhang that the win…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 19 to Managing Solar Energy

1 Oct 19
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"Attic venting is about keeping the equipment and ductwork that lives up there cool i…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
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"Agreed, with a tightly sealed ceiling and R40 insulation very little heat goes throu…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
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"A dust free attic means no outdoor air is getting into it. If ventilation is working…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
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"Unfortunately the R4/R6 ductwork and furnace/air handler is often installed in the a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
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"Refrigerant is all gone once system is opened up. There is ongoing debate about oil…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to When replacing outdoor unit, is it necessary to also replace the indoor unit?????

7 Oct 16
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"Be sure to check/clean the indoor coil before reusing. Many coils have been in the s…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to When replacing outdoor unit, is it necessary to also replace the indoor unit?????

7 Oct 16
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

"Turbine vents WORK, people just don't like the looks of them. Ridge vents are pretty…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

"IF there is in fact airflow, how does the mesh not clog with dirt? Cobra® Exhaust Ve…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 11 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

"Turbines don't pull near the static pressure that electric fans do. Either is only a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 9 to ridge vent orientation

25 Oct 17
Reply by Bud Poll

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