"You can't go wrong with either the TEC or Retrotec blower door or duct testers/blasters. I teach using both brands, but I find the TEC DG-700 slightly more intuitive for new users because of the layout of the input and reference taps on…"
With the TEC door, if you are using the manual speed control and not the "Cruise" function, the fan operation is not controlled by the manometer. Just pop the DG700 off the door and do your ZPD stuff. If you go around…"
"Really good advice. My 2c behind it...
I have Minneapolis. Get whatever your friends have as you may need to borrow equipment, and learning the other type during an audit will not be fun.
I have the testo 510 also. Get…"
"For the blower door and Duct Tester/Blaster I have Retrotec. I have also used the Minneapolis during certification tests.Both are fine pieces of equipment. The Retrotec manometer seems a bit more versatile as it has formulas…"
"You can buy either a Minneapolis or RetroTec blower door and be perfectly satisfied. If you're going to invest in IR, I would definitely invest in Level 1 training first. The major manufacturers all make good units, but you have to decide which…"
"I consider my market anyone that spends more than $1500/yr on energy. I try to write different messages to get different segments to respond. I recently mailed 1000 flyers to home owners living in buildings with 2-4 units. I used "Can't…"
"Caroline, did you get to the ACI conference in March? There was a very good session on geotargeting. You could get the ACI CD-ROM and listen to the session. The person who put on this session was consulting for a utility in the Dallas Ft.Worth area.…"
"We have tried various homeowner groups, Real Estate brokers, Mortgage Bankers and new home Contractors. The new home Contractors has been the most successful for us even though building is way down. They are looking for an edge over…"
"My Two Cents-
I have an Energy Conservatory Model 3 Minneapolis Blower Door, which I have used since 2007. (Prior to that, I had a rather home-made affair, which is not a point of comparison but a personal investigative tool.) At the time of my…"
"While I'm obviously somewhat biased, the simple fact is that both the Retrotec Blower Doors and those sold my TEC will do the job. If you have any specific questions regarding what's available, feel free to give us a call @ 1.855.738.7683…"
"Attached are the 1st three EcoPinion survey reports that I referenced earlier. The initial survey was taken the 1st week of Nov-07 so some of this information may be considered a little dated. However, at a high level, I think…"
"I targeted a similar age group for my window replacement business and found that it worked well. In addition, educational levels and income levels are important inclusions. Of course, the research to refine my energy efficiency target goes on."
"I think 2nd time home buyers is a desirable market as they are more cognizant of what's important to them ie; health, efficiency, saving money etc.
I also think the younger age group is a good audience as they are more aware of their…"
A presentation by Greg Labbé in April 2014 on retrofitting vintage home for energy efficiency. He talked about basic building science, brick houses, movement of heat energy and moisture in and out of the house, air barrier and water barrier, house…