Doug Krahl
  • Algonquin, IL
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Doug Krahl replied to Mike Hartnett's discussion cooling vests
"Phase changing cooling vest work great, my weatherization crews wears them all the time. They work like ice packs but at 60degrees. Cool to the body but not ice cold. We keep a cooler of ice water and a 2nd cooling packs in the trucks. They last…"
May 17
Doug Krahl commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Hall of Shame
" Oops they must have run out of disposable foam can from the big box stores. Let along blower door for conformation of air seal or CAZ test."
Mar 31, 2013
Doug Krahl commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Hall of Shame
"Client had a window/weatherization company do a FREE energy audit with only a laser thermometer in their toolbox. They promised a 50% reduction in energy savings with this type of air sealing in rim joist. Did nothing with the attic or address the…"
Mar 31, 2013
Doug Krahl replied to Judi Lyall's discussion Bonus room above garage in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Air seal duct system if excisable will boost cfm/btu's. Caution with booster fans that sit on registers I've done flow hood testing and have seen a reduction in cfm's not including wasted energy/money"
Apr 21, 2011
Doug Krahl joined Diane Chojnowski's group

Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
Nov 13, 2010
Doug Krahl joined Michael Stuart's group


This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.See More
Nov 13, 2010
Doug Krahl joined Leslie McDowell, BPI's group

Building Performance Institute (BPI)

BPI is the nation's premier standards development, quality assurance and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.See More
Nov 13, 2010
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Nov 13, 2010
Doug Krahl joined Sean Lintow Sr's group

Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Nov 13, 2010
Doug Krahl is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 4, 2010

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Insulation machine preferences

I'm in the market for a new insulation machine and am unhappy with my existing plug in machine…See More
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Hal Skinner replied to Timothy Renz's discussion Vinyl batt to metal frame ware house
"The reason the metal is corrugated is so it has the ability to expand and contract.  Day,…"
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Energy Savings of Whole House Fans vs. Air Conditioners in SoCal Featured on New 'Ask This Old House' Season

The new season of Ask This Old House began this week with a segment on the energy saving properties…See More
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Alice La Pierre commented on Daina Martin's blog post 5 Appliances that will Save You Money and Energy
"Daina, thank you so much for the information on the new washing machines.  I know that…"
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Jason Raddenbach replied to John Carton's discussion Smoke Puffer stick
"There are basically 3 types of puffers: 1) The acid variety that you are already familiar with. As…"
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Beverly Lerch commented on Bijou Lulla's blog post Ready Reckoner of Home Energy Consumption Facts
"Space heating and cooling is a very large part of our energy consumption, I agree.  This is…"
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Dale@EnergyWright replied to John Carton's discussion Smoke Puffer stick
"Look Solutions makes a couple versions of the Tiny Fogger, but it's pricey at about…"
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