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Duct Sealing Spray From the Inside

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mills Feb 28, 2011. 11 Replies

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

Tags: HVAC, Sealing, Duct

Any Experience with Radiant Barrier Bubble Wrap

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy DuBois Feb 13, 2011. 7 Replies

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

Tags: heat, transfer, walls, knee, bubble

Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?

Started this discussion. Last reply by George W. Reynolds Jan 17, 2012. 23 Replies

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

 

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Efficient Energy Solutions, LLC
Professional Certification
BPI Building Analyst and RESnet Certified HERS Rater
Professional Interests
Energy Efficiency, Home Performance Contracting, Green Building
Website URL
http://www.theNRGguy.com
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How Rising Gasoline Prices can Teach us to Conserve Energy at Home

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 5:51pm 1 Comment

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,…

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Why I Love My Job

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 6:47am 6 Comments

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…

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Building Science Proven by the Bug Man

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 6:02pm 2 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…

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Auditors Offering Contracting Services - Conflict of Interest?

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 8:35am 10 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…

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