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RESNET Energy Smart Home Performance Teams

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Just read an article in IE3 magazine touting the benefits of…Continue

Hang-ups to utilizing Manual J,D & S

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Feb 26, 2012. 42 Replies

I'm looking for some insight into why HVAC contractors don't use the ACCA process for sizing and selecting HVAC and Distribution systems. I know part of it is the generational "I've done it this way…Continue

Power Factor Correction Devices

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Hyde Sep 8, 2011. 2 Replies

So let me throw this out - I had a customer today ask me about Power Factor Correction Devices. The context that lead up to our discussion says it all; a salesman knocked on his door pitching radiant…Continue

 

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Hannah Miller commented on Adam Flowers's blog post Comfort as a Selling Point
"Hello Adam! I hope you are still messages from this site. I just was forwarded your post and it makes so much sense.... I am putting together a media campaign based on just this and I was wondering if you ever got any other responses to this post? I…"
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Yep, There's Your Problem

"Nothing higher SEER equipment can't fix right??"
Sep 9, 2012
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Wood Rot in crawl space

Capilarry action on wooden pier.
Aug 18, 2012
Ryan Schuchler commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
"Adam, this is a very informative blog post. It's a shame that some of these companies have been taking advantage of their customers by essentially selling them lies. I am certainly grateful, however, that the FTC has decided to step in and…"
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Yep, There's Your Problem

Indoor unit broke away from ductwork
Jun 26, 2012
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Yep, There's Your Problem

Indoor unit broke away from ductwork
Jun 26, 2012
Adam Flowers replied to Home Energy Magazine's discussion UV light in Furnace?
"I sincerely hope duct sealing is either being considered or has already happened as part of this process. Like Glen already mentioned, my primary concern would be how the mess got into your ductwork in the first place, and start there. It's…"
Mar 19, 2012
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RESNET Energy Smart Home Performance Teams

Just read an article in IE3 magazine touting the benefits of RESNET Energy…See More
Mar 19, 2012
Tom DelConte commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
Mar 14, 2012
Jim Peck commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
"Long Overdue! And, as Tom says, it's the installation that counts! As my Grandpappy used to say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it""
Mar 9, 2012
Bob Blanchette commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
"I will say replacing the windows on my previous house made a huge comfort difference. The old windows were made in the 20's and had wood rot so they were due for replacement anyways. The sills and all the trim work got replaced with the window.…"
Mar 6, 2012
Tom DelConte commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
"Matt: So much for Sears! It'd be great if your installer had a cert from the institute: http://www.awdi.com/ ;. They reinforce my point about proper installation and performance."
Mar 6, 2012
Matt Schwoegler commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
"Just received an e-mail from Sears with the subject line "Save on Electricity: Replace Your Windows".  The offer was to "Save $500...Request a FREE in-home estimate today"...it contained a link which took me…"
Mar 6, 2012
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FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies

It looks like the time has come to pay the piper for over the top promises of savings from replacement windows. Last week the Federal Trade Commission settled with five window companies that have been making exagerated and unsubstantiated claims of…See More
Mar 5, 2012
Tom DelConte commented on Adam Flowers's blog post FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies
"Hello Adam: thanks for posting this! Luckily these five companies involved were relative nobodies in the field of windows. Consumer Reports also reported on this timely issue, but not as well as you. They test windows every seven years, and the only…"
Feb 29, 2012
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FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies

It looks like the time has come to pay the piper for over the top promises of savings from replacement windows. Last week the Federal Trade Commission settled with five window companies that have been making exagerated and unsubstantiated claims of…See More
Feb 28, 2012

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FTC Weighs In Regarding Energy Savings Claims by Window Companies

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

It looks like the time has come to pay the piper for over the top promises of savings from replacement windows. Last week the Federal Trade Commission settled with five window companies that have been making exagerated and unsubstantiated claims of energy savings regarding their products. According to Window & Door, "the cases are part of a broad FTC effort to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful and based on solid scientific evidence, government officials…

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Comfort as a Selling Point

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 12:18pm 4 Comments

One aspect of the HVAC industry that I believe many contractors are yet to embrace is that of utilizing comfort as a selling point. And by not doing so, they are missing out on potential business and falling farther behind the leaders of the industry. What I mean by this is that, over the past two decades, understanding of the indoor environment, indoor air quality and the interrelation of building systems has increased dramatically. Think AHRAE 55-2010, and the factors effecting human…

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Homeowners Becoming More Aware of Pending Lighting Changes

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Consumers will soon face new decisions when purchasing light bulbs, and many don't even know it yet. Beginning January 1, 2012, lighting manufacturers will no longer be producing the popular 100-watt incandescent light bulb. For professionals in the energy efficiency industry, this has been common knowledge since the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Although many consumers have been slow to understand the pending changes, awareness is trending upward, according to…

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