"Could you have them make a simple two line graph of the outside temperature, noting sun/clouds, their comfort in the rooms, vs the time of day. Home much of this is heat soak from the ceiling, or through the walls. Give them a…"
"The press report really doesn't give enough information to clearly answer why they are seeing those numbers. However for four of the six bullets I can suggest reasonable possibilities.
1. Replacing incandescent lightbulbs with…"
"R Higgins, I agree. That is why I am becoming more convinced that all buildings (including residences) should have energy benchmarks that are included when listed (by someone certified). It does add cost to the transaction, it may…"
"I recognize this is an OLD OLD post, but there are additional reasons for using cisterns -- even in the rainy Seattle area.
1. Landscape watering - during the dry summer season... seems real crazy but we've had water rationing…"
"I can think of multiple cases that would fail Robert Shillers example.
1) The owners like the property and intend to stay a there a long time. The house is old and uncomfortable so they want to fix it.
2) They place a value on…"
"Tom, the LED lightbulb replacements for the automobiles have progress significantly also. They are pretty much plug and play. Except for the really really old 6V cars... There are options now for CAN and non-CAN bulbs.
"Some of the houses have a high energy use for dryers when compared to the water heater (house #33) and others are just the opposite -- large water heater load for low dryer (#19). Have you broken out which houses use solar hot water and…"
"I should add, since the thread was about solar PV. I have both Sharp and Solarworld panels on my roof top. AC output peak is around 9kW. Spring/Summer I can produce 60kWhr a day. Washington has net-metering - so I use that to…"
"I am a relatively newby (really concentrating on efficiency), perhaps seven or eight years now. I spent years reading papers by Danny... :-)
My early, early, introduction into renewables and the world of energy go back to nearly the…"
"We have ours going back during that time also. Quicken, scanners and document organizers. We might be a little bit obsessive we track things down in under one minute intervals... but if you are doing a science/research project --…"
"About the 13th picture down -- the duct runs through the floor joists. The joists are engineered I beams - with some pretty huge holes cut in them for the duct work. Did the structural people agree to that? Or is it just a lense/camera…"
"David, your suggestion is really very good. Since so many dishwashers are hooked up into the sink, it's obvious to check only the sink. But if the dishwasher motor seals are failing, water will drip out onto the…"
"Another blog on homenergypros discussed the problems with the portable temporary generators... too many people running them closed to the house - with the resulting CO poisoning. I have lots of UPS's for computers including some 1000VA…"
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