"I have TEDS, they ARE NOT REVENUE grade. The 1000's and 5000's have serious problems in which they can under report or over report (randomly)... they are really only useful for getting a rough feel. And I've been…"
"In the case of the threads original author... that would mean that the readings the utility would be taking and basing their monthly charges would be LOWER not higher than the authors digital data logger. E.g. the worst case if the meter was…"
"If you wish to be successful in arguing with the utility, make sure that you've had your monitoring equipment tested and have a valid certificate of calibration that includes the accuracy. It needs to be traceable back to NIST through a known…"
"Dishwashers, washing machines and now dryer standards have also been subject to test procedures that might not match reality in the field... but are convenient for the manufacturers.
Dryers specifically have the standard test loads - for the drying…"
"Bob provided a good answer below. Since this is a building of historic value I'd also check with universities in the state to see if they have preservation specialists. Step back and work the problems together and while the cost…"
"You are going to want to include pest control (ant's, termites) consultant in your planning meetings. Some of the easy solutions (spray in foam), may offer a great home and food source for the pests."
"Well, sort of... even Washington State has another chart that breaks down the climate zones into smaller chunks. That's because states often recognize a large difference between the north & south, or east portions of their state.…"
"I think that was part of his concern. Its a sealed combustion unit. So the infiltration that might be used for an ordinary fireplace is going to be off the chart. If its a new home with high end sealed combustion fireplace,…"
"The demarcation between the thermal hot and cold, appears to correspond with floor plate. If you look carefully you can see the framing members in the picture... three levels. The underside of the roof is very hot, it was in the shade…"
"South facing roof, looks like around noon.
1. Two possible AC units? One heating, one cooling?
2. Nice sunny summer day, clothes line empty - the dryer is being used in the house? On a nice summer day…"
"When you model, add a small additional area -- say less than 10 sq inch of for possible air leaks...(that should be real high)... be safe and model the fireplace at 60%... efficient. It really should be used just occasionally not…"
"The key is that this is the bathroom. Occupancy is not constant. It is more likely used in the morning and late afternoon. If the house is in a cooling dominated zone - the heat on all the time adds to the cooling load. For…"
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