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"The landlords don't want the improvements done even if they don't have to pay for it…"

Bob Blanchette replied yesterday to Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit?

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"Since the sun heats the house to 78f during the day, cutting the power from the time…"

Bob Blanchette replied on Saturday to Programmable tstat for electric baseboard?

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"Savings depends a LOT on how it's programmed. I've even done a setup with a contacto…"

Bob Blanchette replied on Saturday to Programmable tstat for electric baseboard?

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"Sell utility subsidized services to the tenants. It has to pay back within a year th…"

Bob Blanchette replied on Saturday to Any success getting landlords to energy upgrade a single family rental unit?

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"Tankless Types"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 13 to Is there is cost saving for you in having a tankless water heater?

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"I never have understood why buyers still try to imitate 100yr old technology (2700K)…"

Bob Blanchette replied Nov 13 to Where did you buy your LED lights?

23 Nov 14
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"Conservation won't die with the solar movement, if anything consumers will be MORE a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 26 to How does efficiency factor into a grid parity world?

5 Oct 26
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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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