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Eliminating Standing Pilot Light Furnaces

If one had a large-scale home retrofit program with the goal of saving energy, what would be the pros and cons of a policy to replace all s…

Started by Barbara Smith in General Forum

18 Dec 12, 2016
Reply by Allan Bullis

What is the value of using a pressure pan to test outlets?

I had this question recently and my response was: If the blower door takes the home up to 50 Pa, and the pressure pan reading across the ou…

Started by Colin Genge in General Forum

19 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Kelly

A Growing American Problem In Search Of Valid Answers

Lack of "affordable" housing seems to be in all the media right now. What that means in specific locations is different, but in this episod…

Started by David Eakin in General Forum

9 Dec 8, 2016
Reply by Steven Lefler

Im looking for a blower door / duct blaster / manometer rental in So Cal

Started by Dean Kirkland in General Forum

1 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by Judy Rachel

How effective are whole house air cleaners?

A local home performance contractor recommended a whole house air cleaner as part of a major proposed home performance upgrade for a friend…

Started by Bruce Ceniceros in General Forum

5 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by Tom Phillips

Energy Auditing Software

Two quick questions regarding REM/Rate software...I have recently downloaded and find it very easy to use for energy auditing.  However: 1…

Started by Rob Madden in General Forum

3 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by tedkidd

Lower Use of Portable Electric Space Heaters

Excessive use of portable electric space heaters causes high electric bills. So we would like to lower or eliminate use of portable electri…

Started by Barbara Smith in Weatherization

0 Nov 23, 2016

Big Data Analytics - Don't Believe the Hype

Check out this bogus claim from pge@email.opower.com that one of our residential clients just sent us, along with the scathingly concise co…

Started by Tom Conlon in General Forum

9 Nov 23, 2016
Reply by Barbara Smith

Studies re: radon mitigation and energy efficiency

Hello Home Energy Pros, I'm looking for resources, articles, studies about how radon mitigation systems impact energy efficiency (electrici…

Started by Kevin Emerson in General Forum

7 Nov 23, 2016
Reply by Bryan Gabriel

Foam Plugs for Duct Leakage Testing

Can anyone recommend a foam manufacturer who has reasonably priced, soft closed cell foam sheets which can be cut into duct boot plugs for…

Started by Mark Rogers in RESNET Modeling & Rating

4 Nov 17, 2016
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