Doug Pearl
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Doug Pearl replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Electrical Efficiency for Gas Furnaces.
"Have you looked into any of the ECM motors? I hear they consume less electricity. It would probably take a couple years to pay for itself in savings, but with a new furnace, it may be worth looking…"
Mar 20
Doug Pearl replied to Ernest V.F. Hodgson's discussion Combustion Furnace BTU output
"For the oil burning furnaces, you should check the pump pressure. Older furnaces run at 100psi, and newer ones run at 140psi. When the pressure is higher, you need to cross reference the nozzle size to get proper Btu ratings. Plenty of reference…"
Dec 5, 2013
Doug Pearl replied to Mike Kandel's discussion John Tooley of Advanced Energy Receives BPI's 2013 Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"When Mr. Tooley gave the keynote address in Austin a couple years ago, he really inspired me to do the right thing right. This is a well deserved award!"
May 1, 2013
Eric Kjelshus replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"most mobile homes look like blanket.  If the squial cage looks like this so does the AC coil.   Look at the return air ducts - If I can pop the end cap put some light and see the dirt and fiber.     I found one return so dirty…"
Apr 25, 2013
Greg Labbe replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"That's awesomely ugly! Thanks for sharing!"
Apr 25, 2013
Doug Pearl replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"Yes I did! it was laying on the floor. Looked like it had been there a while."
Mar 27, 2013
John Shillito replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"You didn't actually find a filter did you?  Great pics!"
Mar 27, 2013
tedkidd replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"You mean you don't "love the smell of dust mite poop in the morning!" "
Mar 25, 2013
Guy DuBois replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"Ewwww...! That must smell like dust mite poop!"
Mar 25, 2013
tedkidd replied to Doug Pearl's discussion It just isn't heating like it used to. in the group Hall of Shame
"My vote for this month's winner goes to Doug Pearl."
Mar 25, 2013
Doug Pearl added a discussion to the group Hall of Shame
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It just isn't heating like it used to.

I didn't feel it was necessary to ask this client how often they checked the furnace filter.See More
Mar 25, 2013
Doug Pearl replied to Mike Kandel's discussion BPI Certified Repairman Saves Woman's Life by Recognizing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Great job Carl!"
Jan 31, 2013
Doug Pearl replied to George Whiting's discussion Retrofit insulation on the roof over cathedral ceiling
"http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-063-over-roofing?topic=resources/retrofits Article by Joe Lstiburek. I don't think its a project that I would undertake, but it makes for a good read.  "
Jan 17, 2013
Doug Pearl replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Open combustion furnace in an attic that has been sealed at the end walls and roof.
"Providing combustion air for a furnace can be tricky. The NFPA 54 calls for a minimum 50cuft/1000btu/hr for combustion air. However, how the combustion air is brought into the combustion appliance zone determines what size venting and how it should…"
Aug 13, 2012
Doug Pearl commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Hall of Shame
"BTW, that is the hot water tank vent."
Aug 10, 2012
Doug Pearl commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Hall of Shame
"I see things like this and just shake my head."
Aug 10, 2012

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LEADS community action agency
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At 8:11am on August 10, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Doug,

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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