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Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct area http://n…

Started by Sean Lintow SrLatest Reply

Systematic Study of Retrofit Practices

I have questions about roof cavity insulation, have input from local experts, though welcome hearing from those who are practicing in cold…

Started by John PorterfieldLatest Reply

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Subslab ventilation

Does subslab ventilation (Active Soil Depressurization) reduce basement humidity loads and what is the impact on electric loads? These were…

Started by Barbara Smith

1 Aug 12
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Upgrading a vented tongue and groove cathedral ceiling

I'm looking for suggestions about how to upgrade a vented cathedral ceiling covered with very nicely finished (albeit leaky) tongue and gro…

Started by Matthew Damon

6 Jul 18
Reply by Bud Poll

Water Saver or Gimmick?

ACI was an interesting conference with a lot of great vendors exhibiting, but one had me stumped. The company was called ShowerStart &…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

15 May 15
Reply by Dennis Heidner

Thoughts on Employing Polyiso and UF FGB for Vented Cathedral Ceilings

I have been going with a relatively unique (and time-consuming) approach to address two similar situations: vented cathedral ceilings and s…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

3 Feb 14
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Duct Testing - is a change in order?

David Richardson posted an interesting piece on changing from % based testing based on conditioned floor area versus the duct area http://n…

Started by Sean Lintow Sr

13 Dec 20, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Connected home refrigerators - are we excited?

A read-through of the revisions proposed for ENERGY STAR refrigerators (expected to take effect in March 2014) indicate that "connectivity"…

Started by Barbara Smith

18 Jul 30, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Systematic Study of Retrofit Practices

I have questions about roof cavity insulation, have input from local experts, though welcome hearing from those who are practicing in cold…

Started by John Porterfield

1 Jun 15, 2013
Reply by Sean Lintow Sr

Attic ventilation with mixed soffit heights.

Passive venting solution needed. How do you manage the air flow to properly ventilate an attic when one soffit is low and the other somewhe…

Started by Bud Poll

34 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Bud Poll

Looking for advice on garage-to-house air sealing

We know that air from attached garages moves into houses, and we have some data on the size of the leakage area from the garage to the hous…

Started by Don Fugler

12 Apr 4, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Variable Frequency Drive controllers

Would anyone out there happen to have experience with a retro-fit VFD controller for a pool pump system?  I'm interested in the complexity…

Started by Eric Sperline

3 Mar 30, 2013
Reply by Dennis Heidner

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