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Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?

I'm a science writer, as opposed to an energy professional, and I joined this group to try to keep tabs on the reality of energy efficiency…

Started by richard gaughan in General Forum

10 Sep 11
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Has Lead Based Paint ever stopped you on an energy upgrade?

In the process of determining all the different things that a home energy rater suggests to a homeowner, if an LBP issue arises, is this a…

Started by Hal Skinner in General Forum

2 Sep 10
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4,000 home energy pros build a community of practice

Congratulations to all active members of Home Energy Pros on recently passing the 4,000 membership mark! You've helped to build a community…

Started by Tom White in General Forum

1 Sep 10
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'See through' Radiant Barrier window attachment?

Liteline companies ‘In’Flector’ I was introduced to this product around a month ago, however, it apperently has been around many years.  I…

Started by Hal Skinner in General Forum

15 Sep 9
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BPI Simplifies CEU System for Certified Professionals

Have you heard? BPI has simplified its CEU System for Certified Professionals! The new portal is an all encompassing resource for candida…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Sep 8

New Approach to Driving Demand for Energy Upgrades: Educating Real Estate Professionals

As a partner of the Home Energy Score program (http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/home-energy-score-partners#Colorado), we've been working on…

Started by Benjamin Gromicko in General Forum

1 Sep 5
Reply by George Kopf

How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?

I am asking this as I do not recall anyone speaking of any study to this end.  Many comments about adding insulation under a house with a c…

Started by Hal Skinner in General Forum

11 Sep 4
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Heating with Tankless Water Heater & Hydronic Air Handler vs. Gas Furnace

Hi, I've looked around online and haven't found a lot of good information on home heating with hydronic air handlers used in conjunction wi…

Started by Christopher Talarico in General Forum

14 Sep 4
Reply by Graham Irwin

Another benefit from air sealing

From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the co…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

9 Sep 4
Reply by tedkidd

Where can I find the best radiant barrier to install under my roof?

As home energy professionals, we all need to know the best way to prevent attics from overheating in the summer. My 2800 SF 2 story has a s…

Started by Kurt Shafer in General Forum

8 Sep 3
Reply by Hal Skinner

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