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Radon: Truth vs. Myth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rodney Fox on Thursday. 54 Replies

In researching the subject of Radon mitigation, I came across this article…Continue

Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 24, 2015. 19 Replies

I recently ran across a situation where a 40 gallon electric water heater was cycling on and off every five minutes or so. While monitoring that circuit, it would kick on for 4-5 minutes and then…Continue

Tags: sensor, calcification, temperature, aquastat, water

Does altitude affect AFUE? or just the input/output BTUs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Morgan M Audetat Jul 15, 2015. 25 Replies

I searched and searched and searched yesterday for an answer to the question "Does altitude affect AFUE?" but did not come up with any definitive answers. Hopefully this discussion will answer that…Continue

Tags: derate, input, BTUH, altitude, SSE

Utility company's diabolical rate plans don't save the consumer equivalent to what they conserve

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bud Poll Aug 13, 2012. 6 Replies

Attached is a spreadsheet I created for a restaurant client comparing two plans and projected kWh savings at 20% and 30%.Currently, they are on the rate plan "3B". If they were to remain on this plan…Continue

Tags: savings, vs, actual, plans, rate

 

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Rodney Fox replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"LIKE! Ahah! You found it, tedkidd. I have been trying to "follow the money" to determine when and where the influence was for the EPA's standards on Radon. The tobacco industry, of course! The mystery is solved. Thanks for that!…"
Thursday
Richard Beyer replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Considering there are plenty of smoke screening blower mouth's in most of these forums, finally a breath of fresh air comes out of this forum! Welcome, welcome, welcome!!! "
Thursday
Diane Chojnowski replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I was able to add the LIKE button to discussions and blogs. However, it doesn't allow you to LIKE comments. I've suggested that the platform tech team add this functionality."
Thursday
tedkidd liked Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
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Caoimhin P Connell replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I never heard of Tom Macy, but I think I would like his views; an interesting read – Thanks!   Also, I forgot about the dialogue… Thanks for the reminder!   CPC "
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tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"The problem is there is no money in NOT performing "Radon Mitigation". Interesting historical perspective by Tom Macy - http://proliberty.com/observer/20020205.htm Excerpt: I loved this…"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Caoimhín, thank you for your incredibly elegant discussion of risk, cost benefit, and human irrationality when it comes to "unexamined postulates."  In my mind these radon devices compete with mechanical ventilation for…"
Feb 3
John Nicholas replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Ted  You always start with independent data. That is necessarily not actual but lab tested.  Then you move to a model.  Then you take actual usage and compare to the model.  Then you find the reasons for atypical deviation from…"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Go ahead, buy the $10,000 helmet, but don't pretend it's a smart decision to ignore valuing the risk you are mitigating. And if you get into the metal helmet business, don't be disappointed when it fails. The market will do some…"
Feb 3
tedkidd replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"John, you would prefer use modeled from rating over actual measured use?"
Feb 3
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…"
Feb 3
John Nicholas replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Nate   The AHRI Certificates on most of the green speed units show 5 -800 kWh per year usage. The math still applies. Indoor air quality is first improved by eliminating sources or at least controlling them. Then you provide adequate…"
Feb 3
Rodney Fox replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I just asked Diane, the moderator of this website for that "feature request". Let's see..."
Feb 3
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…"
Feb 3
Tom Mallard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Exactly, yet it's the intrusion of regulation that makes having to do something about it the cost-vs-returns view. And, if stuck with paying for radon mitigation for any reason to not also add in a full blanket of foundation insulation and…"
Feb 3
Nate Adams replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Agreed. We really need a like button. "
Feb 3

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At 1:03pm on January 4, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Rod,

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
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