"Yes, Bruce, please answer the noise question. I hadn't considered that, and it could be a deal-breaker, since ours is also located in the center of our house. Did you also have to run a separate circuit (20 AMP?) from your breaker…"
"Wow, Bruce! The 79% overall reduction is truly impressive, especially since you have children. I think natural gas reduction is the hardest; everyone loves hot water, and if you have a gas stove, you have no choice for cooking, other…"
"If it meets the code, you are fine. All they do is follow the code. For my project, there was nothing in the code that said I couldn't build a second wall over the first, as long as I had support for the new windows, and that the…"
With regareds to George Nesbitt's comments on my house (he is an EXCELLENT resource, BTW!), yes, the western wall was only "doubled" up to the chimney, and a window next to the chimney that sits on the corner of the…"
The electric ventless dryer will, indeed, keep the heat in the house, but it will also keep the moisture from the wet clothing, bedding, etc, in the house. You may be setting yourself up for a future mold problem, depending…"
"This is a nice graphic. I have a question on how you captured the data -- did you set temperature probes at increasing depths into the brick wall, or are these extrapolated from the delta between interior and exterior temperatures? Thank…"
"I wasn't there, but it sounds like they have a problem with the cooling tower(s), which may need some attention. Everyone who got sick shoudl definitely document it and let Hilton management know about it. This is serious, and could…"
"Sounds like a wonderful event -- sorry I can't be there! I'm finally embarking on my own home energy retrofit that is pretty non-conforming -- installing exterior insulaton. Perhaps this will be a presentation for next year!"
"I'd have to agree that there seems to be a wide variety of, shall we say, styles of CAZ testing out there among the HP Contractors. I've been monitoring an energy program for work, and I'm amazed at the differences in approach…"
"Leaving the math aside, it would seem to me that one would only want to generate the heat in quantities that are usable, since you really can't store heat energy without substantial remodeling for thermal mass storage, such as heating water for…"
Linda Wigington distinguished between deep retrofits & deep energy reductions, thus expanding the range of strategies & tactics from which we might propose when engaging with people, the ones who choose.See More