Matthew Dahlhausen
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Matthew Dahlhausen replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"The unit will cycle more, which will cause an efficiency drop.  The economic comparison is then the cost of the extra fuel use from cycling, versus the value of delaying the capital expenditure.  Generally the value of delaying is worth…"
Apr 4, 2014
Matthew Dahlhausen replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"It depends on the capital available, investment lifetime considered, and the state of the mechanical equipment.  The "tunnel through the cost barrier" savings comes from changing to a different mechanical system, e.g. steam boiler to…"
Apr 3, 2014
Matthew Dahlhausen replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Can you solve this month's stumper? in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"The solution to this problem is to prevent warm moist air from contacting a condensing surface.  This is difficult, because it is nearly impossible to create a perfect air barrier – especially one that maintains a seal over time in a…"
Feb 28, 2013
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"Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you! Don't…"
Feb 27, 2013
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Feb 21, 2013

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Penn State University
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BPI
Professional Interests
Deep energy retrofits of residential and commercial buildings. Legitimate green buildings.
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