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Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
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I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kurt Shafer 28 minutes ago.

Are Energy Pros the OB-GYNs of the Real Estate Industry?
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I was just looking over ACCA's new revised standard out for comment:Existing Homes Evaluation and Performance Improvement - ANSI/ACCA 12…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Conlon Aug 26, 2013.

Can HP programs afford to keep subsidizing all these free-riders?
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First some facts:1. The ARRA bubble era is over. Efficiency First has a webinar coming up next…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Sep 13, 2012.

 

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Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Griffin,  Is this really the link you offered? http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+do+i+put+my+pants+on%3F About compromising the thermal boundary, there are two sources for very effective R rated ceiling interfaces - one offers a clamshell motorized…"
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Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Tom, great new post! Thank you for the focus. As you know, the term "whole house fan" is a unique "long tail keyword" that describes a very specialized ventilation system.  For the record, the CEC IS just about the most…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Excellent snapshot, Griffin. You didn't happen to notice the fan manufacturer's name on this one, did you?I am more familiar with the traditional louvered units that install in the ceiling plane, but I have been interested in these newer…"
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Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I was aware of but unfamiliar with them until moving to Southern California in 2012. After seeing several dozen of them, I can get behind their theory of operation, although I don't like the trade off of a compromised thermal boundary. From the…"
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eric anderson replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"In Connecticut’s climate, I am not in favor of them . Either they are the big old style that move 3-5000 cfm and are not easily insulatable, or they are newer ones that seal  and are somewhat insulated, but move a lot less air. I just…"
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Ramon Aguirre replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Whole house fan basically serves the purpose of exhaust fans. They are more cheaper than air conditioners ad they can lower the temperature of your house more rapidly. They are best for roof ventilation also. "
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Tom Conlon commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"I just checked the site Guidelines Kurt, and any true "promotions" should be posted in News & Announcements (i.e., separate from these Discussions or Blogs). But we need to hear all opinions, so adding your perspective on the products…"
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Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?

I just searched this forum for "Whole House Fan", but I didn't find much about them (except this and this).I'm curious to hear what experiences you all may have with these simple and relatively inexpensive devices out in the real world.Here are some pictures and a basic definition of the…See More
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Tom Conlon commented on Christopher Morin's blog post DIY Minisplits: Which side are you on?
"Consumers desperately need options cheaper than the status quo, so at a minimum the creativity of this DIY approach should be applauded. But John Proctor's right. The real issue is that this market isn't innovating fast enough (and to date…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Corbett Lunsford's discussion CAZ Depressurization: NOT a Big Deal?
"Assuming all of us here agreed, whom do you think we will win over first: Appliance manufacturers or my wife?"
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"There is a lively discussion about this over on the RESNET group at LinkedIn."
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"Hands on props are highly recommended; all the better in a store-front type environment. Over the years, we've developed and used many tangibles in our classes for home inspectors and REALTORS.  One of my personal favorites is a portable…"
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Tom Conlon replied to daniel manriquez's discussion Residential Energy Efficiency displays in the group Marketing Energy Efficiency
"Hands on props are highly recommended; all the better in a store-front type environment. Over the years, we've developed and used many tangibles in our classes for home inspectors and REALTORS.  One of my personal favorites is a portable…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
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Tom Conlon commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Thirty Years of Waterbeds and Home Energy Magazine
"Thanks Alan, You're right, waterbeds were affordable, and an awful lot of fun while they lasted (especially after Mr. Hefner's endorsement). Although electric resistance heating is likely to remain passé, I'd love to see a…"
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At 6:32pm on October 18, 2013, David Eggleton said…

Welcome to the Considering Permaculture group, Tom.  Perhaps we can meet when I'm in CA next spring.

At 3:30pm on April 23, 2012, Andrew Waegel said…

Welcome! :)

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Hi Tom,

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"Tom, great new post! Thank you for the focus. As you know, the term "whole house fan" is…"
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