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What is the best propane direct vent wall furnace available?

We are getting ready to do a major overhaul to about half of our house.  We currently heat with an old wood furnace tied to an oil furnace…

Started by Al Maloney in HVAC

5 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Paul Lasicki

Energy Modeling Software - what works??

I first learned in my BPI class of 2008 was that we would not be using or taught to use any energy modeling software.  The story was that t…

Started by Al Heath in General Forum

48 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Jim Baerg

Vent Cap Systems for Duct Testing

Has anyone had any experience using the Vent Cap Systems product for duct pressure testing vs. conventional perforated register tape? Thank…

Started by Stefan Peter-Contesse in General Forum

13 Feb 23, 2012
Reply by Corey Breed

Google +

Is anyone using Google +? Join my Google + circle. https://plus.google.com/107173402267783257363/posts Post your Google + page and I will c…

Started by Rob Novak in General Forum

1 Feb 22, 2012
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Heat Recovery Ventilator - Iced Up

Greetings.  This is my first post/question - many more to follow, I'm sure.  I live in a rental house that has radiant floor heat and a hea…

Started by Sue Davis in General Forum

13 Feb 19, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Thermostat Wars

Honeywell strikes back at the Nest,and alleges patent infringement on seven counts.  http://slate.me/ywdfSW

Started by Melissa Baldridge in General Forum

1 Feb 19, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Learning Thermostat

Just installed my first Nest learning thermostat.  Really easy and affordable.  Check it out and let me know what you think: http://www.nes

Started by Classic Residential, Inc. in General Forum

33 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by tedkidd

Treating crawl spaces (with ductwork) when the adjacent basement ceiling is insulated.

I am currently speaking with a homeowner who would like to replace the existing FG batt insulation in the ceiling above his crawl space. Th…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan in Weatherization

4 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by Patrick Michaelyan

Crawlspace (and Spray Foam) from Hell

People always say that Hell is “below”, I just never realized it was right below the floorboards.  We all know how many holes can be drille…

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum

9 Feb 16, 2012
Reply by Dmitri A Martin

Fix this leakage?

What sort of leakage reduction could I expect if I try to plug all these tiny gaps? This is a typical cathedral ceiling around these parts…

Started by David Meiland in General Forum

2 Feb 16, 2012
Reply by Bud Poll

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