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One Knob and the Pain That Inspired It

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Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"So you're going to argue with actual measurement using AHRI certs?  On pollutants, I'm conflating, but my last post hopefully indicates that. PM 2.5 is getting a lot of press as the most important IAQ problem. A good filter helps…"
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Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Screen shot of Infinity Control John, take a look at that link. This is a Carrier GreenSpeed heat pump on a very moderate day, about 50 degrees outside. 70 indoors. 1820 cfm leakage in a 1600 sf house. I have the fan set to continuous low with an…"
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Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Agreed. We really need a like button. "
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Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I ask because it's beneficial for a number of other reasons, IF the duct system isn't too connected to the outdoors: 1. Reduce temperature stratification/temp difference between rooms by mixing 2. Better filtration - constantly running…"
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Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Utterly fascinating. Thank you for taking the time to write all this! As I work on my Home Performance book, a link to this thread is going in the IAQ chapter. A follow up question. If a ceiling fan helps reduce exposure, how about turning the HVAC…"
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Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Indeed! I fell into it a few years back and keep falling. You take a side passage for a while, then end up back in the main hole, still falling!"
Feb 1
Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I need the like button too... Fascinating discussion. So many dots to connect. Just when I think I'm starting to get there another train of thought arrives and off I go again!"
Feb 1
Nate Adams replied to Kim Tanner's discussion Article about residential energy efficiency and why sales are low
"Very well said, David."
Jan 31
Nate Adams commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post The Compliance Project
"@David, I've been puzzling through how to write about the demand side. The ultimate solution needs to come from demand, not that we shouldn't pursue code enforcement. I think I have a decent argument figured out. Basically, rather than…"
Jan 26
Nate Adams commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post The Compliance Project
"Chris, I've been thinking a lot about this. A big issue I see with codes is that they are top down supply side solution (rules). With rules, it's human nature to wiggle out of them.  Is there a way to change this to a demand side…"
Jan 25
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Ted is very forceful, but all of those links are directly related to your idea. We use a version of what you are talking about to sell projects. Leveraging monthly savings into bigger projects is a big part of what we do. I.e. client has $100/mo…"
Jan 23
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"No problem, I wondered if that might have been the case. It's Amory Lovins' term. It's a negative watt of energy, a watt that was never used. That's what we efficiency folks deal in, although few of us measure. Since it is a…"
Jan 23
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"? Personal insult? I called myself a liar in there. I understand you might feel defensive in this conversation, but I'm not grandstanding or taking potshots. I'm actually selling projects like this completely without programs, I don't…"
Jan 22
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, if you read Ted's last reply without emotion, he's not angry, just to the point. If I were in NY and I had worked with NYSERDA, I'd be a liar too. I've been a liar in the past - my Fix Your House For Free is actually a lie…"
Jan 21
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, I admire your passion here! Your notes on burden show a lot of pain behind them, I greatly appreciate the frankness. I've learned how to charge about $1000 for the audit and planning process. It's still not amazing money, but it…"
Jan 19
Nate Adams replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat, I used to think like this too, I wrote a post a few years back called 'Fix Your House for Free'. When I really dug into the numbers for what the upgrade would cost and what utility costs were, it didn't pencil…"
Jan 19

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How an Energy Efficiency Program Killed My Business

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 9:30am 5 Comments

Tax Credits Flickr Cut Up Money

Note to Homeowners: This article is primarily aimed at the Home Performance industry. I strive for radical transparency, so I put this in the public sphere for you to read as well.

Energy efficiency rebate programs from gas and electric utilities have become pretty common nationwide. They give rebates for replacing your furnace or adding insulation to your home. While these programs seem like a good idea, they can actually…

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At 10:56am on March 12, 2015, Better Buildings Support said…

Welcome to the Better Buildings Residential Network group. We encourage you to share ideas, exchange materials, and connect with others about topics in energy efficiency. You can also register for a Peer Exchange Call or view call summaries.

 

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We are pleased to share this group with you and look forward to you and your colleagues joining the conversation.

 

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At 7:03pm on April 15, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Nate,

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 forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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