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HERS testing

I am building three houses in eastern Alabama and using the Earth cents program. I wanted to go with energy star but could not find a heat…

Started by Andy Roland in General Forum

6 Nov 25, 2012
Reply by Curt Kinder

Funky Smell in Ductwork

Hello all, I performed an audit the other day and one of the homeowners' largest concerns was a funky smell in the ducts that serve the up…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

13 Nov 21, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

AirGenerate Heat Pump Water Heaters - any experience?

I'm in sunny humid Florida and have had great luck with air source heat pump water heaters, particularly the GE models.80+% of water heater…

Started by Curt Kinder in General Forum

5 Nov 20, 2012
Reply by John C. Semmelhack

"an Ocean of Air"

We live at the bottom of "an Ocean of Air" The power of the atmosphere is pretty, pretty darn impressive yet we seem to take it for granted…

Started by John Brooks in General Forum

18 Nov 17, 2012
Reply by John Brooks

Home performance pro Corbett Lunsford underlines the importance of home performance testing in the aftermath of Indiana home explosion.

"The real tragedy is that if this was a faulty furnace it could have been prevented. Cleaning and servicing your furnace is not a bad idea,…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Nov 16, 2012

Doggy Doors...What to do?

I did an audit yesterday and found out that a single doggy door was responsible for 1,300 CFM50 of air leakage (in an already-leaky house..…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in General Forum

14 Nov 16, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

thinking in 3 dimensions

I had a Eureka moment about 10 years ago. Folks like us who look at buildings tend to simplify them and miss too much.  Not only are buildi…

Started by Pat Dundon in General Forum

3 Nov 13, 2012
Reply by Pat Dundon

Ancient (70's) wall foam insulation, now a powder.

I just found a neighborhood of this stuff, degraded to a fine powder, can be disturbed by BD, This foam (back East) was urea/formaldehyde b…

Started by Tom Strumolo in General Forum

3 Nov 12, 2012
Reply by Kari Sauder

What Air Conditioning unit should you choose?

If you have a false ceiling you can use Ceiling mounted cassette system. If you have hard ceiling but still want a unit on the ceiling you…

Started by Caan Soloman in General Forum

0 Nov 12, 2012

Dense pack cellulose in enclosed rim joist

Hey all, We recently hired a new tech that has previously done a bunch of Home Performance work on the East coast and he has turned me on…

Started by Tom Walther in General Forum

24 Nov 9, 2012
Reply by Tom Walther

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