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"Do you have a direct contact number for Steve?"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Why not use PVC pipe for ductwork? It would be water tight, zero air leakage. With t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 10, 2012 to Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC

11 Mar 22, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"I suppose if somebody has some really bad issues that could be eyeballed, he would c…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Some have claimed insulating the high and low side lines together has helped reduce…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2012 to Empirical evidence that missing refrigerant suction line insulation decreases efficiency therefore increasing energy costs.

4 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Michael Matthews

"Just had "audit" done, glad I didn't pay $50 for it. No tempature gun, No blower Doo…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 8, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Is the test leakage only or is there a requirement that they be sized properly also?…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 7, 2012 to Section 403.2.2 of the 2009 IECC

11 Mar 22, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

"Just heard from the auditor, they don't have thermal imaging cameras or blower doors…"

Bob Blanchette replied Mar 6, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

"Mini splits are the way of the future for high performance homes IMHO. Having one fo…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 26, 2012 to Hang-ups to utilizing Manual J,D & S

42 Feb 26, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

"IMHO 2 floors should simply have 2 systems."

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 26, 2012 to Hang-ups to utilizing Manual J,D & S

42 Feb 26, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

"Of course I'd have to schedule it for my day off so i could see what needed done."

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 24, 2012 to Local Utility Offering $50 Audits, Worth It?

26 Mar 16, 2012
Reply by Dan Buell

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