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Beer Fridge Gasket Test

As a HERS rater, Ray Chapala  continually thinks about energy conservation. "So when it came time to do the annual defrost of my beer fridg…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

Rocket Scientist Not Required

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or an HVAC engineer, to figure out one problem with the HVAC forced-air duct installation in the Phoen…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

Of Mastics and Mistakes

In the May/June Issue of Home Energy,  Bruce Manclark writes that his company has been in the HVAC business for eight years. "Last year, ou…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 31, 2010

Oil fired heating = soot

Started by Michael Dunseith

0 Dec 27, 2010

Smaller appliance vent above larger ones - right?

Started by Michael Dunseith

0 Dec 27, 2010

IAQ problem!

CHIA PET or Bath Fan

Started by Michael Dunseith

0 Dec 27, 2010

Not That Kind of Blanket!

The owners of a home in the Phoenix, Arizona, area heard that you could reduce a gas water heater’s energy consumption by wrapping it i…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 8, 2010

A cold Kitchen

I was brought into this house that was only a couple of years old and the customer wanted to know why their kitchen was always cold. It is…

Started by Jeremy Kays

0 Dec 8, 2010

Orphaning Water Pipes and Heating/Cooling Ducts

    The picture is of a ventilated crawlspace in the snow belt of central Ontario—Caledon East. It shows heating ducts, drainpipes, and…

Started by Home Energy Magazine

0 Dec 8, 2010

Big Time Missing Insulation

My audit yesterday, uncovered a concern of the HO about the master bedroom being hot in summer, cold in winter compared to the comfort in t…

Started by John Nicholas

6 Nov 25, 2010
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