One of our readers asked us this question - we'd love any feedback you have:For the climate in Denver, do air source heat pumps with natural gas furnace backup make sense from an energy savings and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jose Macho Apr 25.
Hi all! One of our readers sent us the following question. Can you please help him out?"I clean air ducts and would like to expand into duct testing. What is a common fee to test for air duct leakage…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Home Energy Magazine Jun 25, 2012.
Had our furnace and air ducts cleaned today for the first time in years; could have spun an entire dog from all the embedded hair. The serviceman tried to upsell me with both a new reusable filter…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Alejandra Oliver Jul 3.
While preparing for Home Energy’s 30th anniversary, we leafed through some of the earliest issues. Today’s issues are slick compared to those early years. It was amateur hour then because an untrained staff researched and wrote articles, prepared artwork, edited, typeset, proofed, and much more. Still, the topics have not changed much and—sadly—some of the editorials from the 1980s…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2013 at 10:00am
An article in the September/October issue of Home Energy, "Boosting Multifamily Energy Savings Through Lighting Control Settings" (page 38), has implications beyond dramatic savings in stairwells in apartment buildings. Ostensibly the article is about proper settings for motion sensors and the…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2013 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment
All of us have elderly relatives or friends, but have you ever considered their energy consumption patterns? On the surface, those patterns may look little different from your own, but in fact the aging population brings new needs across the whole spectrum of health, transportation, recreation, housing, and safety. And since the over-65 cohort is a growing…Continue
Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:51pm — 3 Comments
It has come to my attention that there may be a building science-based conflict in the language of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) and 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
The 2012 IECC sets the mandatory blower door tested and certified air infiltration rate at 5 ACH50 in CZ1 & 2 and an even tighter 3 ACH50 in CZ 3 and above. The problem lies in the fact that the new…Continue
Posted on June 19, 2013 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment