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"Eliminating quarter sized holes can impede rats from entering a building, in areas w…"

Barbara Smith replied Aug 29 to Another benefit from air sealing

9 Sep 4
Reply by tedkidd

"The only time I was present during dense packing of an attic with cellulose, people…"

Barbara Smith replied Aug 27 to Another benefit from air sealing

9 Sep 4
Reply by tedkidd

"See "Why Pay for Two Condensing Systems When One Will Do?" by Schoenbauer et al at:…"

Barbara Smith replied Aug 27 to Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace

14 Sep 4
Reply by Graham Irwin

"RIVEC is a project of the Lawrence Berkeley Lab.  It's a residential ventilation fan…"

Barbara Smith replied Jul 24 to Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems

22 Jul 28
Reply by Richard Beyer

"Interesting article, thanks.  I will stay tuned to what the scientific studies say a…"

Barbara Smith replied Jul 17 to Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems

22 Jul 28
Reply by Richard Beyer

"This report has some numbers from the Wisconsin Weatherization Program. http://homee…"

Barbara Smith replied Mar 25 to Whole house air leakage

14 Apr 1
Reply by Ed Minch

"ENERGY STAR's web site has a savings calculator for Furnaces: http://www.energystar.…"

Barbara Smith replied Nov 22, 2013 to Cycling Losses for Gas Furnaces

4 Nov 30, 2013
Reply by Jan E. Graveamker

"A more typical annual household natural gas heating bill here in WI would be more li…"

Barbara Smith replied Nov 30, 2012 to Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

13 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

"We guessed that standing pilot light furnaces are not generally sold anymore.  If tr…"

Barbara Smith replied Nov 29, 2012 to Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

13 Dec 11, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

"Maybe we should check with the National Trust in the UK. Often palaces like this are…"

Barbara Smith replied Oct 15, 2012 to How would you makeover Downton Abbey?

22 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by William Reid

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