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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 Aug 14.

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

Tags: performance, home, Energy, Star, Upgrade

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?
"Roderick, I see that comments here have waned since the 6th.There are a lot of comments before that.  I want to respond to your comments about Airscape. Neil, the founder, went to a great deal of time trouble and , likely, expense to create the…"
Aug 14
Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"@ Tedd - Respectfully, sir, I see no indication here that anyone is intending to "lie" or perpetuate myths. Instead, I see colleagues from different parts of the country sharing their informed and HONEST opinions. Frankly, that's all…"
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Tom Conlon replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"cool!"
Aug 7
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Kurt, Radiant barrier certainly works well when installed as you are doing. you should meter attic temperature before and after for a delta. Make sure the outside temperature is also included.  Kudos to your association for allowing you to…"
Aug 7
Roderick Bedingfield replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"WHFs are ideal for the bay Area and Sacramento valley because of the sudden temperature drop. I used to install Tamaracks until the Airscape came along around 2004-5. The customer service at that time was so bad at Tamarack that I never went back -…"
Aug 6
Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Glen, You have done a lot to improve your home. You might be intrigued by the upgrade I am planning for my 2 story here. I have applied for and received permission from my HOA to install a ridge vent. This will be one of the first in Temecula and…"
Aug 6
Jan E. Graveamker replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thank you Nate Adams, Thanks for taking the time to carefully write up the issues with Whole House fans from  a building science perspective. with all the pros and cons. Much appreciated. Jan Gravemaker Energy Auditor  Seattle "
Aug 6
Roderick Bedingfield replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thanks  "
Aug 6
Glen Gallo replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Ted While I agree with fix the house anywhere in the country before adding measures. AC is not installed in many homes here in Southern California which includes mine and Kurt Shafers area. Moisture is normally not a problem we are a warm dry…"
Aug 6
Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Roderick, Your experience is a good one and you are right about finding the best system for each home's unique needs.  Tamarack makes an excellent product but it is a bit costly on a dollar per CFM basis. Their motorized and insulated…"
Aug 6
William B. Ramsey replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
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Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Ted, It would be best if you offered valuable comments on this forum like others do. "
Aug 6
Nate Adams replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
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Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Nate, no kidding, I didn't realize till just now that was your video! (I guess I should pay closer attention to my sources.) It's orders of magnitude better than 99.9% of what I see out here, and I've shared it recently in our…"
Aug 6
Nate Adams replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thank you, David! There are a lot of costs to whole house fans, and I've become less of a fan of them (no pun intended) as my Building Science knowledge has increased. Here are a few that come to mind for my climate in Cleveland: Substantially…"
Aug 6
Nate Adams replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Thanks for the plug on my video, Griff! I liked the Dubstep one, though... It's still not a perfect solution, but better than nothing. "
Aug 6

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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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