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Lee Price commented on Erik North's blog post How Much Insulation Do You Need?
"The best way to determine what level of home insulation you need, at least in the UK, is to have a surveyor come in and inspect your house for you. Climate levels are less of a concern over here as they are pretty much universal, so a surveyor…"
Jul 11, 2012
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How Much Insulation Do You Need?

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog.Besides the obvious answer - MORE (but you knew that just based on your heating bills, didn't you?), how much insulation do you need? There are loads of different standards from Energy Star to PassivHaus to your dad ("about this much" ... holds hands apart).The…See More
Jun 8, 2012
Erik North posted a blog post

How Does Air Conditioning Work

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog. Also, it was written to prove that a Mainer does understand air conditioning, at least for the 9 days a year we need it. It's time to turn to cooling thoughts, even though Maine didn't actually get a winter this year. It's true; we had an extremely long fall.…See More
May 12, 2012
Erik North is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Apr 13, 2012

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Free Energy Maine, LLC
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BPI Building Analyst
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Energy auditing and building efficiency
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How Much Insulation Do You Need?

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 9:24am 1 Comment

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog.

Besides the obvious answer - MORE (but you knew that just based on your heating bills, didn't you?), how much insulation do you need? There are loads of different standards from Energy Star to PassivHaus to your dad ("about this much" ... holds hands…

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How Does Air Conditioning Work

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog. Also, it was written to prove that a Mainer does understand air conditioning, at least for the 9 days a year we need it.

 

It's time to turn to cooling thoughts, even though Maine didn't actually get a winter this year. It's true; we had an…

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At 7:41pm on April 13, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Erik,

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!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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