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Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives,…Continue

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Ric Secor commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"We have done Aeroseal for a year and have seen awesome results that we never achieved with the mastic approach. Our crews do go into the crawlspace and attic prior to sealing (the salesperson has done this too) and this catches 90% of the exposed…"
Mar 22
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What Is the X-Factor In Hiring In Home Performance

An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In the article, Thomas Friedman…See More
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What Is the X-Factor In Hiring In Home Performance

An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In the article, Thomas Friedman…See More
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Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives, collaborations and projects. I'm excited about forming technical case studies more than being a political voice, although it is important too. Any comments?See More
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Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives, collaborations and projects. I'm excited about forming technical case studies more than being a political voice, although it is important too. Any comments?See More
Feb 7
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How Not to Handle PR For Your Energy Audit Company

I recently published an article on Green ID's home energy blog and in the DOE's Home Energy Pros on an energy efficiency product, giving a review of its effectiveness and ideal situations. The review was not a negative one but I did point out some weak areas of the product. The review made it on Home Energy Pros featured blogs and caught the eyes of the CEO of the product. He was obviously concerned about any negative press because he contacted me through LinkedIn. He said some of my statements…See More
Jan 1
Eric Kjelshus commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"best way is to fog the ducts and when the mist tops you are done.   Thats old school."
Dec 11, 2013
Daryl Senica commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"It's hard to determine how long Areo Seal lasts. But when we do a job our techs first check all existing duct work to see if there are any large holes, breaks or if the duct work is damaged then they repair, replace (at additional cost to home…"
Dec 5, 2013
David Byrnes's blog post was featured

Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review

Aeroseal is a product that seals small leaks in the ductwork. No attic work is required by the crew to work the equipment. It is monitored by a computer program that tells when the pressure of the ductwork is low enough that most of the leakage has been sealed.The plus side to Aeroseal is that:1. It is able to reach inaccessible parts if the attic such as flat roofs.2. No attic work has to be done.3. Unlike radiant barrier, it reliably works regardless of how it was installed.The down sides to…See More
Dec 3, 2013
Eric Kjelshus commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"Aeroseal works well on small holes  but the big one I find in wood studs or wood/sheet rock path get to be 2",  Just blows by.   Most returns are to small so is what I do is on air systems is to add a extra filter and drop and…"
Dec 1, 2013
David Byrnes posted a blog post

Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review

Aeroseal is a product that seals small leaks in the ductwork. No attic work is required by the crew to work the equipment. It is monitored by a computer program that tells when the pressure of the ductwork is low enough that most of the leakage has been sealed.The plus side to Aeroseal is that:1. It is able to reach inaccessible parts if the attic such as flat roofs.2. No attic work has to be done.3. Unlike radiant barrier, it reliably works regardless of how it was installed.The down sides to…See More
Nov 30, 2013
Mike Fredricks commented on David Byrnes's blog post The little known check every auditor should be doing in every home.
"Heating and cooling system: Learning about the energy effectiveness of your heating and cooling system is essential. If this is not checked there could be an plentiful amount of power being lost that you do not even recognize. http://ledchoice.eu/"
Oct 8, 2013
Steve Waclo commented on David Byrnes's blog post The little known check every auditor should be doing in every home.
"Hello David, Thanks for making time to post this information. You have discussed the effect of restrictive "stamped" registers and return grills in qualitative terms and it would be much appreciated if you could put some numbers with…"
Sep 26, 2013
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The little known check every auditor should be doing in every home.

HVAC guys (hopefully) know the importance of measuring static pressure, but what about energy auditors? All auditors should be measuring static pressure because it tells us how well the air is moving through the ductwork under operating conditions, not under 50 Pa of blower door pressure.  A high static pressure means there are restrictions on your supply ducts (the ones pushing air out and cooling your home) or that there too many restrictions on the return side (the registers where you change…See More
Sep 24, 2013

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What Is the X-Factor In Hiring In Home Performance

An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In…

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:59pm

How Not to Handle PR For Your Energy Audit Company

I recently published an article on Green ID's home energy blog and in the DOE's Home Energy Pros on an energy efficiency product, giving a review of its effectiveness and ideal situations. The review was not a negative one but I did point out some weak areas of the product. The review made it on Home Energy Pros featured blogs and caught the eyes of the CEO of the product. He was obviously concerned about any negative press because he contacted me through…

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Posted on January 1, 2014 at 2:10pm

Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review

Aeroseal is a product that seals small leaks in the ductwork. No attic work is required by the crew to work the equipment. It is monitored by a computer program that tells when the pressure of the ductwork is low enough that most of the leakage has been sealed.



The plus side to Aeroseal is that:



1. It is able to reach inaccessible parts if the attic such as flat roofs.



2. No attic work has to be done.



3. Unlike radiant barrier, it reliably works… Continue

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

The little known check every auditor should be doing in every home.

HVAC guys (hopefully) know the importance of measuring static pressure, but what about energy auditors? All auditors should be measuring static pressure because it tells us how well the air is moving through the ductwork under operating conditions, not under 50 Pa of blower door pressure.  

A high static pressure means there are restrictions on your supply ducts (the ones pushing air out and cooling your home) or that there too many restrictions on…

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Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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