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Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"Kurt, I would explain what energy/efficiency problem this device solves and explain the science the physics/principles of how it solves it the problem differently (and presumably better or more efficiently) than what is or has been available. I…"
Jul 25, 2014
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"Hi Kurt, Great question - I've been there. I am a business owner specializing in window improvement products and services as alternatives to window replacement. Regrettably,  I failed to disclose this in my first post to HEP when I was…"
Jul 24, 2014
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Elder Star
"Alan, thanks for bringing to light some of the implications of meeting the special needs of our aging population. I feel that comfort gets too little attention by building performance professionals who seem more focused on economics and thermal…"
Jul 15, 2013
Bob Blanchette commented on Robert (Bob) Bacon's blog post Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement
"I once had a house built in the 20's, the windows were the original wood ones, rot and all. I did TV repair at the time and used old screen protectors with weatherstripping as the additional pane. $5 for a roll of weatherstripping paid off is…"
Jul 14, 2013
Robert D York Jr commented on Robert (Bob) Bacon's blog post Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement
"When I first started weatherization, back in the early 90's, window repair and weatherstripping was top priority. Auditors would have me rework the entire sash. Schlagel weatherstripping was used, glass replaced, new sash locks installed. Old…"
Jul 7, 2013
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Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement

Most energy audit reports place windows very low on their list of energy improvement priorities. This isn't surprising because of the relatively high cost of replacement windows coupled with what are commonly marginal improvements in their thermal performance. Since audit reports generally prioritize energy efficiency improvement opportunities according to their cost vs. thermal benefit  (fuel savings) ratio, the energy payback economics of replacement windows are notoriously poor across the…See More
Jul 6, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon posted a blog post

Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement

Most energy audit reports place windows very low on their list of energy improvement priorities. This isn't surprising because of the relatively high cost of replacement windows coupled with what are commonly marginal improvements in their thermal performance. Since audit reports generally prioritize energy efficiency improvement opportunities according to their cost vs. thermal benefit  (fuel savings) ratio, the energy payback economics of replacement windows are notoriously poor across the…See More
Jun 22, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Selling with Rebates: The Simple Payback
"Thanks Craig, you are absolutely right. I neglected to mention that there are indeed "economic incentives"such as "demand side management" programs that, although tactical, aren't deceptive "psychological devices".…"
May 29, 2013
tedkidd left a comment for Robert (Bob) Bacon
"Nice writing Bob!  The problem of external costs is little understood, and your explanation does a nice job of making it plain.  "
May 29, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Christopher Morin's blog post Selling with Rebates: The Simple Payback
"One comment about economic incentives and one about "simple payback" and “savings:” Economic Incentives: From a sales perspective, rebates and similar economic incentives have proven to be quite effective; but, in reality,…"
May 29, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon commented on Macie Melendez's blog post The Future of Home Performance is Wrapped in Cheese—Q&A with Dave Robinson
"I appreciate Dave's belief in educating the customer rather than dumbing the message down to a certification rating. I also like the "cheese" metaphor and consider "comfort" to be an attractive wrapper for the pill of…"
Apr 30, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Craig, Thanks for your question, I'll write regarding how to account for the heat transfer in the interstitial air space as soon as I get a minute. - Bob"
Feb 14, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"I signed up for the forum as soon as I found out about it while searching the web because it has threads about of lot of stuff that I am familiar with and quite interested in. I never mentioned this forum or my having joined it to Keri and had no…"
Feb 11, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"More data regarding AEP"
Feb 11, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Rod, I have several charts that Window Improvement Masters has created in the course of our own analysis as well as independent lab tests that were commissioned by WindoTherm, our licensor that I would like to share, I would appreciate…"
Feb 11, 2013
Robert (Bob) Bacon replied to Kari Riedel's discussion Any feedback on Advanced Energy Panels (window insulation panels)?
"Indeed, you have."
Feb 10, 2013

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Window Improvement Masters
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Achieving building comfort naturally with the proper operation of windows. Improving rather than replacing existing windows.
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http://www.windowimprovementmasters.com

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Window Improvement vs. Window Replacement

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 11:25am 2 Comments

Most energy audit reports place windows very low on their list of energy improvement priorities. This isn't surprising because of the relatively high cost of replacement windows coupled with what are commonly marginal improvements in their thermal performance. Since audit reports generally prioritize energy efficiency improvement opportunities according to their cost vs. thermal benefit  (fuel savings) ratio, the energy…

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At 1:00pm on May 29, 2013, tedkidd said…

Nice writing Bob!  The problem of external costs is little understood, and your explanation does a nice job of making it plain.  

At 7:57am on January 27, 2013, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Bob,

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!

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