"The plastic would need to be rated for the temps the furnace delivers. Is there a tag on the plastic? The maufacturer would have the specs as to temp and application. It isnt pretty but it is functional. The specs on the…"
This furnace was installed two years ago in a conditioned basement. The ductwork is a thin flexible plastic like that of a clothes dryer (but with a 6" diameter). This is the second one that I've seen in the past year (Oregon). Is this up to code? See More
HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
"Our proposed incentive for submetering MF buildings was shot down due to the unpopular idea of shifting costs to tenants. Even though tenants will adsorb fuel costs either way, it seams utility programs fear the bad PR that goes along with a…"
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.
For too long there has been relatively little EE focus on multifamily, but some new programs have recently started. This group gives us a venue to share our experiences on cost effective audit & retrofit strategies and analysis tool needs.See More
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