"You listed 3300 CFM50 - air seal the ceiling to attic plane, install proper soffit vents ( rafter to rafter to above the insulation and sealed down to the outside of the top plate).and get your insulation and up to Code or better. .
"Ted - "not sure what you are saying" ?
Maybe you just did a quick glance- it was a long post. You missed the point of the post - the software does not provide an accurate picture of an existing home. How can it provide…"
"Working with most of the local and national energy programs, I have to use a number of different energy modeling programs. Seems each modeling program has a different set of problems. I always start with running my home as a…"
"I find the Wizard Stick easier to use than the Puffer. It puts out a lot more "smoke". Both have problems: constant lancing of the Puffer outlet and if you are not carefull about draining the Wizard Stick, the toy train…"
A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly.
"I think it was P.T Barbnum that said "There's a sucker born born every minute..." This is another one of those products with fantastic claims but no real testing for backup.
I lloked at the entire website and…"
"As PJ says, AFC First has some great programs. Last month I went to the formal announcement/celebration where they became the first private company to be allowed to sponser a statewide (PA) Home Performance with Energy Star program.…"
Over the past several years I have tried all the diffrent new energy auditing programs available on a wide distribution basis. Since I work in multiple energy efficieny programs using diffrent types of software (plus…"
For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
I took the time to look at your preceeding post. I like to see companies post information about how they do their work. The first section about insulating the rim joist area was pretty informative for a possible…"
"All blogs get fantastic stories about how product "X" is saving them lots of money. Problem is that they are not based on science. Your listing of work done makes no sense from an energy efficiency standpoint. You…"
"After looking at the Groupon page referenced above I am not surprised that there were few takers. Since you got a strong response, I have to assume you were allowed to write your own copy to highlight the important aspects of having an energy…"
Working full time in energy efficiency consulting I see a lot of "to good to be true" products in ads, home shows, and regretably, on job sites. In the real world there is no requirement for truth in advertizing. Advertizing…"
"Until our local building code converted to 2009 IEEC this stuff was used by a number of builders in this area. I bought a house with it draped on the basement walls. Removed draped insulation package and installed 2" foam to…"
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