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ENERGY STAR Version 3 white paper
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If you thought getting Manual J reports and correct sizing have been difficult in ENERGY STAR Version 2, just wait till Version 3 kicks in. HVAC contractors have to report subcooling/superheat…Continue

Tags: ENERGY-STAR-Version-3

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allison A. Bailes III Dec 5, 2010.

RESNET and Home Depot - Anyone worried about that alliance?
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RESNET announced an alliance with Home Depot this week, and I've heard from a couple of our raters already. They're concerned that this will undercut their efforts to build a market for trained &…Continue

Tags: Analysts, Home, Depot, Building, BPI

Started this discussion. Last reply by dale conner Dec 22, 2010.

ENERGY STAR Version 3
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Do you work on qualifying homes for ENERGY STAR? If so, what do you think of Version 3? I'm going through a 2-day session in Raleigh this week on the new guidelines and the training that will be…Continue

Tags: energy, rater, home, 3, STAR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Brown Nov 16, 2010.

 

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John Nicholas commented on Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
"For ES 3.0 you have to verify the contractor is certified.  If he is certified he knows he has to take that measurement.  I would discuss the requirement with him and find out why he doesn't want you drilling in the cabinet.  I…"
Sep 26, 2013
Steven Lewis commented on Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
"I just go through the filter.  if it is not metal or electronic.  Leave the filter in place and poke a hole with your probe in a corner.  If you want to know the pressure drop across the filter place the probe just under the filter…"
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Bruce A. Bailey commented on Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
"I want to test static pressure for Energy Star version 3 in a split heat pump with the air handler in an interior closet so it does not have any return air duct the filter is in the slot at the bottom of the air handler. The inspection form requires…"
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Lumpy Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic

"That looks better than 99% of the foam I've seen.  I did see ONE flash coat on walls that looked good.  The worst (so far) was a two-section, connected, roof where one section was foamed on the deck underside (much more lumpy…"
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Lumpy Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic

Spray foam insulation is a great product, but if the coverage isn't uniform, the performance suffers. In this house in Charleston, South Carolina, a contractor who was doing his first spray foam job left the homeowner with a very lumpy installation…
Sep 19, 2013

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Oodles of Acronyms & Initials for Home Energy Pros

Acronyms and initials (let's call that AI, for short, not to be confused with the other AI, which stands for artificial intelligence, or AIA, which stands for…

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Posted on May 13, 2013 at 6:54am — 1 Comment

7 Reasons to Come to the RESNET Conference This Year

I've been going to the RESNET conference at the beginning of each year since 2009. I also went in 2004, and I can tell you that it's a great learning and networking opportunity if you're in the home energy industry. Are you on the fence about coming to the RESNET conference this year? Are you not on the fence but just haven't registered yet? Even if neither of those apply, see…

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Posted on January 25, 2013 at 12:22pm

The Haunted House Energy Audit That Almost Killed Me

The most terrified I've ever been was was the time I got called to do a home energy audit of the haunted house-as-a-system down the street. I still shudder when I think of that night. Yes, it was nighttime. The caller who hired me, a woman with a sultry voice, said that was the only…

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Posted on November 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Words That Turn Home Energy Pros Into Building Science Dorks

"Ma'am, we've just tested your house and found your infiltration rate to be 16.7 ACH50, your R-values to be only 26% of the IECC…

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Posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:01am — 4 Comments

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At 10:49pm on October 9, 2011, Michael D. Wolok said…
Most HVAC/R contractors don't know which end is up. All they know is how to make cheap, speedy repairs.  Few customers are willing to pay for quality service that saves them money in the long run.
At 1:40pm on March 23, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Allison,

I heard a little bird tweet that it's your birthday today! Happy Birthday!

Enjoy!

Diane

At 9:56am on November 6, 2010, Steve Parton said…
Hey Allison: Thanks for the connect. I really enjoy all your postings (here, LinkedIn, etc.). As someone new to the business, I've found them to be extremely enlightening and helpful. It would be a pleasure to meet you sometime. Perhaps at an industry event in the next year or so. Keep up the great work!
At 9:30am on October 7, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Allison,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! I've enjoyed your blogs (thanks for sharing the link on Home Energy Saver's facebook page) and tweets! I hope that you will share your blogs here as well.

If you'd like to start a forum discussion topic or post upcoming events or videos, it's easy...just click the tab link at the top of the page and then add your post.

:) Diane
At 9:03am on October 7, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…
Allison welcome.

Feel free to post a blog, even a past one.

Carol
 
 
 

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