Bruce Chyka
  • Stilwell, KS
  • United States
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Bruce Chyka replied to Sean Lintow Sr's discussion Duct Testing - is a change in order? in the group Best Practices (Residential)
"In my opinion there is only one way to measure duct leakage and it is as a percentage of fan flow. It can be measured directly, based on nominal airflow or using static pressure and fan curves. Pick one. Nominal would be the easiest, x% of 800 cfm =…"
Dec 20, 2013
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Best Practices (Residential)

Best Building, Retrofitting, or even Auditing Practices - what are they, what should change, what needs to find it's way to the dust bin of history?See More
Dec 20, 2013
Bruce Chyka replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Installing additional supply runs from the main trunk.
"As a licensed HVAC contractor the key point to remember is its all about airflow. Does the airflow meet the comfort requirements of the area. If the area is not sealed and under insulated then the air flow from two registers is insufficient. Sealing…"
Aug 2, 2012
Bruce Chyka replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Forgot my e-mail address Bruce@performanceplushomes.net website performanceplushomes.net"
Jul 12, 2012
Bruce Chyka replied to Tom Strumolo's discussion Midwest energy professionals wanted
"Tom, I'm an established BPI,RESNET Energy Auditor in the KC metro area. I too am interested in potentail opportunities to grow our business."
Jul 12, 2012
Bruce Chyka is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Apr 11, 2012

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Company
Performance Plus Homes
Professional Certification
HERS Rater, BPI Building Analysit, Level I Thermographer
Professional Interests
Residential Green Certifications, Green Building Practices, Green Retrofit remodeling, Infrared Thermography, Farm Audits, EEM Mortgages
Website URL
http://www.performanceplushomes.net
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/performanceplushomesbrucechyka

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Bob Blanchette replied to Kirsten Richnavsky's discussion Crawl spaces and attics: OSHA to implement new rule on confined spaces
"Keeping HVAC equipment out of attics should be part of the new code. "
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Linda Wigington replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Weigh in - Honorable Mention? 2nd Base? Half-Way There? 50% Better? On the Path? in the group 1000 Home Challenge
"Nickie -  Good points. I think it is easy enough to flag or designate projects that achieve…"
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