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How to determine HDD's and "savings" from furnace upgrade

Last fall I upgraded my furnace from a 88,000BTU 80% to a 44,000BTU 90%. My gas bills are at record highs, although I'm sure some of it can…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

75 Mar 15
Reply by Steve Waclo

I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes

I like that song but I'm showing my age. We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase t…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

6 Mar 15
Reply by Bud Poll

How to keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers.

How do you keep mice, critters from getting into duct insulation that is under a house that is on piers?

Started by Craig McManus in General Forum

5 Mar 13
Reply by Charles Cormany

Which is the valid draft test?

The L-shaped probe grew legs, so this was improvised with a straight metal tube. There seems to be a persistent notion that angling the…

Started by Griffin Hagle in BPI

14 Mar 12
Reply by tedkidd

How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. is there a safer spray foam

How well does airkrete work and can it be sprayed under roof decks using the webbing. Is there a safer spray foam ?

Started by Craig McManus in General Forum

1 Mar 10
Reply by tedkidd

Field Testing of R values

Is there equipment available or testing methodology for calculating the R values of walls and ceilings in the field.

Started by Anthony J Passannante in Infrared

3 Mar 9
Reply by Bud Poll

Home Performance Demographics

I own a small home performance business in Wisconsin. We have been fortunate to keep booked over the last 3 years by tapping into large con…

Started by Dmitri A Martin in Marketing

9 Mar 7
Reply by Joshua Moore

BPI Launches Home Rating Program Using DOE's Home Energy Score

BPI is excited to announce the launch of its Rating Program. Participants in the BPI Rating Program will provide customers with an affordab…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

2 Mar 6
Reply by Tom Conlon

Comparing energy cost break even points

I'm trying to calculate the heat loss "breakpoints" for going all electric with heat pump, dual fuel system, or conventional gas heat. A wh…

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

11 Feb 28
Reply by Kurt Albershardt

Hot roof in a cold climate?

Hey Home Energy Pro's! Tim Reynolds here in Des Moines Iowa, I have been able to work with a group here that is trying out a hot roof syst…

Started by Tim Reynolds in Best Practices

6 Feb 26
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

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