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"Basing based on unit size encourages oversizing."

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 30, 2013 to Duct Testing - is a change in order?

13 Dec 20, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Basing it on duct area encourages oversized systems and inefficient duct design. A t…"

Bob Blanchette replied Oct 30, 2013 to Duct Testing - is a change in order?

13 Dec 20, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

"Hence "may" save a quarter per day. Looks like I was being overly generous on the am…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 29, 2013 to Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"Agreed, shutting off the fridge compressor isn't going to save your electric bill bu…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 28, 2013 to Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"THIS is the key to reducing energy costs !!"

Bob Blanchette replied Jun 27, 2013 to Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"In our area attic ventilation is primarily about not overheating the attic, ice dams…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 16, 2013 to Attic ventilation with mixed soffit heights.

34 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

"I've found even a mild wind of 5MPH blows all the NPP theories straight out the wind…"

Bob Blanchette replied Apr 16, 2013 to Attic ventilation with mixed soffit heights.

34 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

"Our utility is already doing this with Air Conditioners and the Smarthours VPP progr…"

Bob Blanchette replied Feb 21, 2013 to Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

"Since you are primarily interested in reducing ice dams, a new article you might wan…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jan 23, 2013 to Attic ventilation with mixed soffit heights.

34 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

".57 pascals is a low pressure, not enough to overcome the resistance of the filter a…"

Bob Blanchette replied Jan 22, 2013 to Attic ventilation with mixed soffit heights.

34 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

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