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New PV system. What is your experience with different panel manufacturers?

I am about to pull the trigger on having a 5.9kW system put on our home/office, but honestly PV systems are kind of outside of my realm of…

Started by Jason Raddenbach in General Forum

12 Apr 25, 2013
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Air Source Heat Pumps Question from Colorado

One of our readers asked us this question - we'd love any feedback you have: For the climate in Denver, do air source heat pumps with natur…

Started by Home Energy Magazine in General Forum

6 Apr 25, 2013
Reply by Jose Macho

Geothermal real-world performance

I've heard that measured performance of actual, installed geoexchange systems can be much lower than advertized COP numbers. Is anyone awar…

Started by Doug Horgan in HVAC

32 Apr 18, 2013
Reply by Terry D. Davenport

Looking for a cure for a warping hardwood floor not caused by a leak

I have a client who is has a lovely house built in 2010 that has oak hardwood floors throughout. There are apparently no other moisture iss…

Started by Paul Raymer in General Forum

17 Apr 18, 2013
Reply by Ed Minch

Energy Myths- Fact or Fiction?

MYTH: Closing off vents and registers will reduce your heating bill.False. If you have a modern forced air heating system, the pressure loa…

Started by Tom DelConte in General Forum

8 Apr 15, 2013
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Backup Power for Pump on Radiant Heat System

A friend of mine in Traverse City asked about options for powering a pump on his home's radiant heat system. During an extended power outag…

Started by Nick Helmholdt in General Forum

6 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner


http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/04/f0/Enforcement_Policy_Furnace_Stds_04052013.pdf 80% will still be illegible in north 30 states b…

Started by Eric Kjelshus in General Forum

4 Apr 11, 2013
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Basements and BAS

I frequently find that if I include basement area and volume in a BPI calculation for Building Airflow Standard then relatively high flow r…

Started by Pat Dundon in General Forum

16 Apr 11, 2013
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Blower Door Testing

I've been asked to perform blower door testing on a house that is to be built.The architects builders estimate specifications state " Perfo…

Started by Thomas Varney in General Forum

5 Apr 11, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Cost of training and certification

I'm curious about why training and certification in our industry is so expensive. If everyone was getting grants, I could see how $1600 for…

Started by Andrew Aliferis in General Forum

11 Apr 10, 2013
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