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Geothermal Indoor Air Quality

I'd like the experts here to weigh in on this.  I've been hearing a lot of claims about the better IAQ you get with geothermal systems.  In…

Started by Trish Holder in HVAC

2 Dec 27, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Which trends do you see as being particularly relevant to home performance, and your business, in 2014?

Technology trends? Market trends? Policy? What do you see heading our way in 2014? http://omstout.com/7-home-performance-trends-to-watch-i

Started by Mike Rogers in General Forum

0 Dec 23, 2013

How Tankless Water Heaters Help You in A Budget cut?(Energy Efficient)

One of the most important reasons why many are turning to tank-less heaters is because of how cost efficient they are. Tank-less units only…

Started by Nancy shirley in General Forum

0 Dec 19, 2013

Basic CAZ instructions may not provide the correct number.

When you measure the worst case depressurization of a CAZ are you measuring the pressure in the appliance room or the room above it?  When…

Started by Bud Poll in General Forum

0 Dec 19, 2013

Gas meter "constant" charge.

Can anybody tell me what the 1.0920 "constant" charge is?

Started by Bob Blanchette in General Forum

5 Dec 19, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Basement weatherization and interior moisture management.

Please share your favorite products, ideas and links for managing basement moisture intrusion before weatherizing.  I'm not looking for inf…

Started by Kris Grube in General Forum

16 Dec 17, 2013
Reply by Corey Johnson

Vampire load surprise - garage door openers

I've been on a tear of late to eliminate or minimize standby loads. This arises from data revealing that during spring and fall, when HVAC…

Started by Curt Kinder in General Forum

90 Dec 15, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Water Water Everywhere

I am new to the business.  Went to a residence that has a mobile home that has an addition and metal roof.  This roof is about 8ft above th…

Started by James Murray in General Forum

4 Dec 14, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Third party testing rqmt

I'm interested to know if the State you live in requires Blower door testing of the residential building envelope on new construction? Here…

Started by Eric Sperline in General Forum

2 Dec 13, 2013
Reply by Eric Sperline

DHW thermosiphoning question

Good morning everyone, I was hoping you could help settle a debate. When choosing to insulate the cold water intake pipe on a HWH, is it ne…

Started by Rob Buchanan in Weatherization

2 Dec 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

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