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Another benefit from air sealing
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From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the cost and hassle as too much and just want to add more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll on Friday.

I say to-may-toes and you say to-mah-toes
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I like that song but I'm showing my age.We often talk about the general public's need to be educated about energy efficiency to increase their understanding and their interest in making…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Mar 15.

Another Window Question
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We all know windows are cold in winter and do a poor job of keeping the heat in.  Unfortunately, the calculations that show the potential savings for new windows are dismal, with an extremely long…Continue

Tags: loss, heat, Window

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Jan 9.

Basic CAZ instructions may not provide the correct number.

When you measure the worst case depressurization of a CAZ are you measuring the pressure in the appliance room or the room above it?  When your appliance room is in the basement and you run your…Continue

Tags: tube, reference, CAZ

Started Dec 19, 2013

 

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Bud Poll replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"With conduction that ends at the bottom of the joists and convection that is naturally suppressed due to the "warm over cold" winter condition, radiant heat loss is the only remaining path (assuming no air flow) and from articles I have…"
Saturday
Bud Poll replied to Hal Skinner's discussion How much heat energy is lost through the floor of a house?
"Hi Hal, Search "Basecalc basement heat loss".  From memory Canada (nrcan) has/had a software for calculating heat loss through basements and now I see ornl uses the same term.  But you are correct that there is a ton of data out…"
Saturday
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"From my work in NY City many years ago, the critters I saw would never have fit through a quarter size hole, of course if they wanted to pass through they would simply enlarge it.  They were huge and almost indifferent to humans.  People…"
Friday
Barbara Smith replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"Eliminating quarter sized holes can impede rats from entering a building, in areas where rats tend to live: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/08/29/344022034/rats-new-york-city-tries-to-drain-rodent-reservoirs"
Friday
Ben Jacobs replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"This is info I give to clients that I serve. People who live in homes that are not energy efficient get a major benefit to their health as a result of making the homes more energy efficient.  Very often homes that are not energy efficient also…"
Thursday
Brennan Less replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"Thanks Bud. I just feel the need to point out any such issues, because we as a field need to be inclusive of women, both as home performance professionals and as homeowners (and elsewhere). I understand that it was not your intention, I'm…"
Thursday
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"Hi Brennan, "weak and irrational" is not at all what I was trying to communicate.  It was a nasty mess where anyone might have felt uncomfortable sleeping underneath.  But since I had to tell someone, I chose hubby (he could also…"
Thursday
Brennan Less replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"I would love to see such matters discussed on this forum without broadly characterizing women as weak and irrational. As for the other benefit of air sealing, it is certainly something that home/pest inspectors regularly recommend to limit pest…"
Thursday
Bud Poll replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"That is also one of my concerns about adding new insulation over old.  On a consultation I did, when I went into the attic it had between 1' and 2' of old wool, depth varied because it had been moved around a lot at some point. …"
Wednesday
Barbara Smith replied to Bud Poll's discussion Another benefit from air sealing
"The only time I was present during dense packing of an attic with cellulose, people who were observing outside the home told me they saw "small rodents" jumping from the attic as we blew. "How small?" was my…"
Wednesday
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Another benefit from air sealing

From our perspective air sealing should often be the first step, but when explaining its importance to the home owner they often see the cost and hassle as too much and just want to add more insulation.  But those air passageways between basement and attic (and everything connected inbetween) are often super highways for those unwanted critters that inevitable find their way into our homes. So is having a few mice running up and down inside our walls really that bad?  Well, maybe one could…See More
Wednesday
Bud Poll replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"Oh my!!! I think it was there.  What I wanted to point out was the need to check for lead and asbestos, items which a good home inspector would surely catch.  With that many years of history there are all sorts of concerns that may not…"
Aug 23
Bud Poll replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"To add to Richards list of what might have"
Aug 23
Bud Poll replied to richard gaughan's discussion Advice for heating a 3-story Vermont home built in 1900?
"Hi Richard, Being a science writer and this being rental units, here is a moral dilemma you are facing, do you super insulate to reduce the heating costs or do you just let the tenants pay the bills?  A new more efficient heating system is…"
Aug 23
Bud Poll replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Every contractor out there should be following the energy efficient guidelines, but they do need to know what is good and what is bad.  Moisture issues are a difficult topic to deal with without training.  When and where to use a vapor…"
Aug 9
Bud Poll replied to Trip Smith's discussion Starting a Home Weatherization Business. Considering it...
"Hi Danial, I didn't see where you have gone for any certifications.  In Maine doing any work involving government subsidies (stimulus money) requires having a certification.  The government has to know the work is being done to some…"
Aug 8

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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