Chris Heenan
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  • Atlanta, GA
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Will it ever be against the law to install a window that reflects sunlight?
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Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Prius…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Meiland Jan 27, 2012.

Can blown loose insulation be used in cantilever floor?
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Hi all,Happy New Year!Question-- can blown insulation be used in cantilever floor? Extends 3 to 6 feet. Climate: Atlanta, GAMom has lived in home since mid 90's and I just found this. She only this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan G Hurst Jan 6, 2012.

 

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Chris Heenan commented on Christopher Morin's blog post HVAC Industry: Who wins with High Warranties?
"This is very similar to a race to the bottom in pricing. I noticed the big warranty push most during the 2008 Great Recession but the practice lingers and very true it is tough on all involved. Bad moments for an honest technician dealing with a…"
Aug 10
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or Bad Idea? in the group HVAC
"In the winter, I'd like to recapture the heat lost from the first floor that rises upstairs. A return at the top and bottom helps average the stratification. Even using the "Circ" feature on newer thermostats in a zoned single system…"
Dec 29, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to TJ Ewing's discussion Furnace Blower Fan on 100% of the time - Good or Bad or it depends? in the group HVAC
"The cons far outweigh the positives of removing potential temperature gradients and more filtration."
Sep 27, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or Bad Idea? in the group HVAC
"Zoning has benefits beyond temp control. Most often the home does not require the full 2 stage heat or cooling as the system only needs to satisfy a portion of the home. So, then if 1/2 the heated air goes through a properly sized and balance…"
Sep 27, 2012
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Sep 27, 2012
David Meiland replied to Chris Heenan's discussion Will it ever be against the law to install a window that reflects sunlight?
"There are many cases of low-e windows apparently melting vinyl siding on neighboring houses. As Sean says, part of the issue seems to be glass thickness and lites that are…"
Jan 27, 2012
Bud Poll replied to Chris Heenan's discussion Will it ever be against the law to install a window that reflects sunlight?
"LOL, that's funny,  I guess that would make covering my house with a radiant barrier a bad decision.  Actually, her solution might be something similar as I often see cars covered to reduce the dirt accumulation (I assume), so simply…"
Jan 27, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Chris Heenan's discussion Will it ever be against the law to install a window that reflects sunlight?
"The problem is not per se the reflective or low-e coating but a combination of cheap thin glass coupled with the location. Thicker glass will help prevent the glass from becoming concave and acting as a magnifying glass. This issue…"
Jan 26, 2012
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Will it ever be against the law to install a window that reflects sunlight?

Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Priushttp://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/woman-claims-neighbors-energy-efficient-windows-are-melting-her-toyota-prius/CBS news article about too reflective windows.Is anything in development to keep reflective properties without this result?See More
Jan 26, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Ceiling Register Upgrades
"How'd you get interested and or learn about Hart & Cooley? "
Jan 16, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
"Just a small drop in a big oily ocean."
Jan 16, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
"Seems like we're sliding into politics here. I read the study you are showing. http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publications/html/FSEC-PF-328-97/ Figure 4 shows that 17 hours out of the day the oversized units used more electricity than the…"
Jan 16, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
"Jon, Answer to your initial thread question: zones are good. MUCH better than oversizing. "
Jan 16, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
"Hi PJ, Cut and paste: Economics- Over sized equipment has a higher initial cost and costs more to operate.  Higher operating costs include lower system efficiencies due to short cycling and higher power draws.  The short cycling also…"
Jan 16, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Problem Room on North Side of House
"Is that the return or supply grill at the top of the interior wall?"
Jan 16, 2012
Chris Heenan replied to Jon LaMonte's discussion Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?
"Hi Jon,  4 zones? What's your sq footage approx? Very surprising that you have so many zones. Variable speed system? I'm retrofitting my home as we speak into 2 zones. Top floor, main floor.  I have the option of a third with my…"
Jan 16, 2012

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Employed by a Fortune 500 company HVAC manufacturer
Professional Certification
GA Licensed Conditioned Air Contractor, Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier, EPA Universal, EPA 410A
Professional Interests
Energy efficiency. Insulation. HVAC. HVAC Instructor.

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At 5:52pm on November 22, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


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