I had a call from a customer asking me if we sealed ducts. He was watching This Old House on TV and the contractors were using equipment that sealed the ducts from the inside. They stated that this…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mills Feb 28, 2011.
I wanted to know if anyone had any experiences using the bubble wrap w/ the double sided radiant barrier.I had a weird experience thanks to a fire pit, my Brother-in-Law, and a few beers. My…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy DuBois Feb 13, 2011.
For starters, I live in Atlanta, Ga and I am not an HVAC pro so this is a serious question that I would like answered for one of my clients. I understand the premise of a zoned system and on the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by George W. Reynolds Jan 17, 2012.
So the price of gas is hovering near $4.00 a gallon again. Have you noticed a change in your driving habits? More people are choosing to stay home over driving long distances for vacation. They’re also combining trips to multiple locations to get more things done all at once and if they forget to stop at one,…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2011 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment
We all go through transitions in our lives. One of the biggest is choosing or changing a profession. As I mentioned in previous entries, my background for the previous 9 years was doing class action and warranty inspections on residential building products. This meant I became keenly…Continue
Posted on April 21, 2011 at 6:47am — 7 Comments
A buddy of mine, Dennis, that’s an exterminator called me the other day while I was standing in Home Depot. “Jon, I’ve got a problem and I need some of your building science expertise.” The problem he was having was being caused by some granules he had put down to repel some flying squirrels. The granules…Continue
Posted on February 21, 2011 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments
This very question was recently posed in the BPI Group. Is there a conflict of interest when an energy auditor also offers contracting or weatherization services to their clients? At first glance, many would say that the easy answer is "yes". The common reasoning is that people will steer their clients towards the products they sell in order to make as much money as possible. After all, that's what we are all in business for, isn't it? The other answer was "it's just human…Continue
Posted on January 14, 2011 at 8:35am — 10 Comments