Scott Willenbrock
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Jan 14
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Scott Willenbrock
"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…"
Jan 14
Dennis Heidner replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I also  appreciate the report.  I've wondered for sometime how they might work on bigger loads.  When my wife and I have used them while travelling... it has always been for small loads while visiting friends or relatives…"
Jan 14
Dennis Heidner replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"It sounds like it would be mostly seasonal use...  sheets and towels outside during the summer time on a clothes line.... in that case a controlled damper opening up only when dryer runs might not be unreasonable.  But if you do it...…"
Jan 14
Chie Kawahara replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Yes, the condensing dryer works well for sheets and towels IF you don't mind waiting.  It takes A LOT longer than gas dryer and the capacity is smaller.   I just looked at the installation instruction for my dryer and it requires…"
Jan 13
Scott Willenbrock replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Dennis, The dryer would be in the basement, and I would only be using if for sheets and towels, which don't hang-dry very well (too stiff according to my wife)."
Jan 13
Scott Willenbrock replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Chie,      I would be using the dryer only for sheets and towels.   Does the condensing dryer work well on these items? "
Jan 13
Dennis Heidner replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"You didn't mention where the dryer is located... if it is in the garage or an area that doesn't need to be heated. Provide a make up air line to that room... seal it off and add barometric damper to let air in as needed. If its in the…"
Jan 11
Chie Kawahara replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"I have the Bosch Axxis condensing dryer in my home.  I live in central coast of California.  Our main driver for going with a ventless condensing dryer was because we wanted to keep the house airtight as much as possible -- we have a…"
Jan 10
Alice La Pierre replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Hello Scott!   The electric ventless dryer will, indeed, keep the heat in the house, but it will also keep the moisture from the wet clothing, bedding, etc, in the house.  You may be setting yourself up for a future mold problem, depending…"
Jan 10
Ed Voytovich replied to Scott Willenbrock's discussion clothes dryer: vented or ventless? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"One wonders whether the chlorine in the detergent and the fabric softener might not combine with the hydrogen in the wash water to create a modest but nevertheless undesirable presence of Hydrochloric acid in your indoor air.  "
Jan 10
Scott Willenbrock added a discussion to the group 1000 Home Challenge
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clothes dryer: vented or ventless?

I am considering buying an electric clothes dryer for my home (which is all-electric).   I could go with a conventional vented dryer, or a ventless condensing dryer.   I am inclined toward the ventless dryer because it will keep the heat in the house (beneficial through most of the year in central Illinois); I can also place it near my heat pump water heater.   But there may be other factors to consider, and I also have no experience with a ventless clothes dryer.   Any thoughts or advice? …See More
Jan 10
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1000 Home Challenge

Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More
Jan 10
Scott Willenbrock is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Jan 10

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U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional Interests
Renewable energy, energy efficiency
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http://physics.illinois.edu/outreach/zero-net-energy-house/

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At 4:08pm on January 14, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

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