Cameron Millard
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Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Rodney You're probably right, I should stop participating in this thread.  Apologies if I've offended . . .not my intention.   However, disagreeing is not the same as disrespecting.   I've not done a good job of…"
Mar 10, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Not sure about studies correlating geological areas, but the epidemiology of radon and risks to human health is well referenced in medical literature.  Here is one little snipet from a…"
Mar 10, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"You misunderstand.  It's not calling into question your technical arguments.  It's simply that I and many others come to a different conclusion than you.  I'll leave it someone else to refute your arguments line by…"
Mar 10, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Again, more personal attacks.  Having a bad day, are we?"
Mar 2, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"My statement is a simplification.  I've spent significant time learning about the health risks related to radon from a myriad of organizations.  My point is simply that, short of any general widespread consensus from the scientific…"
Mar 2, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"You have an interesting way with words, that's for sure.I don't claim to have any more knowledge than anyone else on this issue.  The EPA gives guidance and I follow it. I can just see the conversation with the homeowner:…"
Mar 1, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"Couple thoughts: -I don't see how a floor vapor barrier with sub-membrane depressurization could increase moisture.  I can tell you that simple depressurization has reduced the humidity levels in the crawl. -It doesn't matter much to…"
Feb 29, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Radon: Truth vs. Myth
"I encountered the article a while back while studying radon.  It is interesting to see a discussion of it here as I wasn't sure if it had an validity or not. My 1880's house tested at 16pC/L.  I was unable to install a…"
Feb 29, 2016
Cameron Millard replied to Kevin Eigel's discussion What is the best energy auditing software?
"I run an energy efficiency program and do energy audits and utilize Snugg software for my analysis and reports.  Snugg uses Optimiser to perform very accurate payback analysis when 12 months of utility bills are available (and still works…"
Sep 24, 2015
Cameron Millard replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"Thanks for taking the time to address my points.  I will run your calculator and see what it comes up with.  Intermittent ventilation within a set time period like 3 hours can indeed be a reasonable way to bring in fresh air.  I…"
May 15, 2015
Cameron Millard replied to Carly Maltais's discussion The (Small) Cost of Ventilation Without Recovery
"While bringing in outside air can certainly work, I think there are some very important caveats to consider. Cost isn't the only reason mechanical ventilation with recovery is superior.  In newer, very tight homes, the increase in positive…"
May 15, 2015
Cameron Millard replied to Roy Sakamoto's discussion Whole house air leakage
"Air sealing can also provide an opportunity to reduce contamination from dirty attics and crawlspaces though, but you are right that ventilation is key which is why I think crawlspace fans are a good idea."
Apr 1, 2014
Cameron Millard replied to Roy Sakamoto's discussion Whole house air leakage
"This jives with my experience trying to air seal a very small house - lots of caulk and foam and not much of a result (only a few hundred CFM after several hours of work).  Bigger homes seem easier to reduce in my experience."
Apr 1, 2014
Cameron Millard replied to Roy Sakamoto's discussion Whole house air leakage
"Roy, I have not tested for humidity post-retrofit, but that isn't a bad idea. I do know the crawlspace fan works to dry out the crawlspace; we had a client with a flooded basement and installed a vent fan which dried it right up in a few…"
Mar 24, 2014
Bob Blanchette commented on Cameron Millard's blog post 90% AFUE Wall Mount Furnace
"Don't forget you have to deal with condensate removal on a 90% heater. Could be an issue for retrofit installations."
Mar 20, 2014
Cameron Millard replied to Roy Sakamoto's discussion Whole house air leakage
"I've tackled quite a few air sealing projects on homes built in the 1800's in the Colorado Rockies.  They can be quite a challenge to air seal, even at the 10% required by our utility for rebate funds.  If the crawlspace is…"
Mar 20, 2014

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Cloud City Conservation Center
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90% AFUE Wall Mount Furnace

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:54am 6 Comments

I run an energy program in the mountains of Colorado. We have a lot of homes without existing duct work and older style wall-mounted furnaces. I've been looking for a decent upgrade choice for my clients - so far Rinnai seems to be the brand of choice for most heating contractors.  Problem is they have an AFUE of only .82 at the max, so don't qualify for high-efficiency furnace rebates through our program.  

I recently discovered the Energy Saver 90 Plus from Empire Heating, a…

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