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How we halved our electric bills-- in 3 easy lessons...

It was as simple as this ; THE DUCTWORK - it used to let the conditioned air we paid for escape though seams and gaps- we fixed that.   The…

Started by Dennis McCarthy in General Forum

1 May 9, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

IS ATTIC VENTING NECESSARY IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI?

Is attic venting necessary in St. Louis, Missouri?The house is a 2-story, approx. 15 years old and additional insulation was added. The Ins…

Started by Jerry Adlon in General Forum

5 May 6, 2011
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Budget Water Heater efficiency upgrades - What works best?

A client of mine opted out of replacing his 20 year old tank style water heater with a Takagi TK3 instantaneous water heater because of the…

Started by George M. Matthews in General Forum

6 May 2, 2011
Reply by Joseph Lamy

Insulation for in ground ducts?

New Mexico has stated a requirement for R-3.5 minimum insulation for ducts buried in soil.  What would be an appropriate product for this a…

Started by Larry Gorman in General Forum

1 Apr 29, 2011
Reply by David Meiland

Does anyone know why weatherization has stopped in SC?

  I am a weatherization contractor in South Carolina. The agency that we are contracted through stopped giving us houses on February 11, 20…

Started by Rodney Green in General Forum

4 Apr 27, 2011
Reply by Ed Minch

Deemed Savings for alternative heating

Does anyone have deemed savings numbers for pellet stoves, advanced combustion/gasification wood stoves, and high efficiency fireplace and…

Started by J.C. Martel in General Forum

0 Apr 26, 2011

Need to interview consumers for article

Hi everyone,   I'm working on an article on why consumers actually buy home energy upgrades. Not their stated intent ("I'll do it someday b…

Started by Stephanie Inglis in General Forum

5 Apr 25, 2011
Reply by Stephanie Inglis

Dense Packed Cellulose in Steel Studs?

We have a customer that wants us to blow a wall made with steel studs. We can use either cellulose or fiberglass material. How do I attache…

Started by Al Maloney in General Forum

4 Apr 21, 2011
Reply by Al Maloney

T-stats without fan-only control

When the air handler is only used for heating, they often don't have a fan-only control.  That's a problem for setting up the house in wors…

Started by Paul Raymer in General Forum

0 Apr 17, 2011

CRM software-- any recommendations?

Hello HEPsters, As we ramp up our business, we are looking for a low-cost CRM we can use to track our interactions and collect some metrics…

Started by Tom Lewis in General Forum

2 Apr 14, 2011
Reply by Abe J Degnan

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