"Ok, so while odd, is there anything inherently wrong with this, aside from maybe suggesting less tape?If I'd encountered this, I probably would have chuckled and left it alone. After all, someone else just posted photos of a dead squirrel in…"
"Playing Santa Claus?
I've wondered how, if I ever had kids, I would explain that, "Yes, we have a chimney; but no, we don't have a fire place; the chimney comes out in the furnace and the water heater vent. So logically, Santa must…"
In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues encountered by home performance professionals in real homes. Each tells a story of how hidden (but fixable) problems in homes can cause high energy bills.
"I'd say I chose it based on both form and function. It sits there in my hallway after all.
But as someone who has been heavily involved in these things professionally for quite a while, I'd have to say the Ecobee loses straight off the bat…"
"I've got one at home. It's very nifty. That said, there definitely won't be payback on my investment, especially as it replaced a 7-day programmable thermostat.
I think the reasons one would choose a Nest over other IP-addressable /…"
"I'm of the opinion that 15-minute increments is fairly useless when it comes to helping folks figure out where their heavy loads are. Especially if it's made available 24 or 48 hours later as most utility smart meter programs are doing.…"
"FWIW, I expect my Nest will result in greater energy consumption as it's amenable to members of my family cranking up the heat, learning from their habits rather than what I'd like to force upon them! Previously, my Honeywell unit would…"
"Maybe interesting bedtime reading: Realizing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Smart Grid, by Me (I'd recommend the PDF link there if you're actually going to read the whole thing).
As for health concerns, the majority consensus seems to…"
"Robert - It's true that energy costs are not included in underwriting and appraisal standards. Thus energy savings from efficiency improvements are not accounted for in mortgage eligibility calculations.
In practice, the bill isn't looking…"
"There's Minergie, if you feel like learning German or French and doing penance for the suffering inflicted on your European brethren who are having to decode and implement LEED abroad. ;)
Minergie is a great standard though. And rumor has it…"
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