I'm sure most of you have seen the commercials by US petroleum companies extolling the virtues of coal and natural gas. Did you notice that those ads only run on major news organizations TV and radio stations. Why is that?
It didn't really strike me until the recent record breaking heat waves across the US. I found it so odd that weather people don't even mention global warming despite the obvious…Continue
Posted on July 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
In order to feel comfortable in the cooling season conditioned air has to be at the right air temperature AND relative humidity. Conventional AC dehumidifies when it is running but it is thermostatically controlled by air temperature only. Which means that when air temperature is reached the AC turns off and stops dehumidifying. Not a big problem if you live in an arid climate such as Pheonix but if you live in New England where the summers are very humid and not…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2012 at 6:36pm — 12 Comments
This is one of my "Energy Tip of the Week" articles. If you are an energy pro please add to my free energy measures list below, thanks.
Here are some great FREE ways to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable.
Posted on November 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment
It's amazing to me how we keep chasing windows in the Building Performance industry as if they were an important energy component. They are not (except when they are, I'll explain). Let’s look at some basic realities.
Joe’s Crazy Window Facts
Posted on September 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments