I have a Sips house in rough and I am using two Panasonic Whisper Green fans, one to ventilate the home and the other to circulate the conditioned air from the ductless mini-split in the main living…Continue
"Going from Energy Star to tax credit level in Washington State may not require any addition measures depending on which compliance pathway you choose. To qualify my statement, the "Northwest Energy Star" requirements are more stringent…"
"No room by room calcs yet but no bedrooms have significant south and or west exposure. Also, I got board caulking everything and defaulted to flash sealing the entire lid with R-49 cellulose inside of raised heal trusses. Others I have…"
"I recently visited some houses in Fresno that had two ducted minisplits in the hall ceiling with our WhisperComfort ERV next to the return for both of them (I am the National R&D Manager for Panasonic). The minisplits were side-by-side…"
"Sounds pretty neat. Couple questions jump into my head:
Did you perform room by room load calc? Have you calculated airflow delivered, or assuming airflow based upon fan rating?
Is the exhaust fan an erv, or are you…"
"I have been setting up to inspect about 200 attics that are most likely completely out of compliance with ours(and any) reputable program specs. While testing a couple of remote camera configurations, I made a pass through the attic with my IR…"
"We have the Pentair system too. We added a very efficient heat pump pool heater and with rates around .07/kwh its reasonable. I like the pool warmer because we tend to swim at night.
The main caveat I wanted to add is this. An…"
"You might be an energy auditor if:
After a lengthy, excited, one sides phone conversation you hear, "I gotta go", click..... and you're not offended.
If you remember chuckling that time you made a mental note to never…"
"For reference, we have a local HVAC contractor that has been doing this for years. In performing QA on a utility rebate, I questioned the home owner on the work he had done and found that "Dayco" had performed the aeroseal process on…"
"This Study posted on the Northwest Energy Star site may be helpful. It has case studies for four or five homes approaching net zero. they summarize the cost of reducing energy needs along with the costs of adding renewables. It…"
"This is the adjustable duct grill I will be using. The center screws in and out to adjust flow. It comes in a number of sizes and slips inside a 6" round duct at trim.
I will also install transfer grills over the doors so when te…"
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Oak Ridge National Lab has partnered with GAF to host a technology challenge on roofing systems. The challenge is part of the online crowdsourcing site, JUMP, and aims to identify innovation solutions for ensuring energy efficient and durable…
Evaporative coolers, also known as swamp coolers have become a top choice for anyone looking for an alternative cooling solution from their home or office. In the past, evap cooler technology was limited for use in large operations that have easy…