"Thank you Nate Adams,
Thanks for taking the time to carefully write up the issues with Whole House fans from
a building science perspective. with all the pros and cons.
Energy Auditor Seattle
I have seen these fans in mounted in hall way ceilings, I have a couple of issues with them.
They penetrate the pressure boundary (ceiling) they compromise 2-3 sq feet of insulation value. They might disturb the insulation between installed…"
AFUE's are a great thing to compare things when all conditions are the same and known.
Your boiler with integrated hot water is not covered in AFUE numbers. Here is a link to a report
by an Alaska outfit that tried to make sense out…"
"See PA weatherization college report how they deal with K&T.
4 western states CA, OR, WA, ID that are covered by BPA have exemptions
in state laws and regs that allow insulation applied over top of healthy K&T
"Hi Jan, Multiple thermostats can be changed using the Indoor Temperature Control improvement in TREAT. If you have additional follow up questions, I recommend entering a ticket through our TREAT customer support Help desk.…"
Comment by Jan E. Graveamkeron ThursdayDelete CommentElectric baseboard or electric in wall (can) heaters,is there a way in TREAT to replace more than 1 line voltage thermostat ( non rpgrammable) and get a result. Greetings Jan See More
Jan here from Pacific NW Seattle,
We have a competent licensed Electrician, go out and inspects.
IF and when they go over it, they write a report for us, that the wiring is healthy.
The report identifies the circuits they have…"
Thanks for your reply,
Yes a couple of years back John Tooley, made me aware how Energy Star NW was bringing
out these 8.5 X 11 visual go-no go (poke-yoke) sheets error proofing and how these tied in to
QA by the workers, while the…"
Hi Lester CHEN
Can you tell me more about learning about LEAN/TWI and WX
is there a ciriculum developed for installation part of WX?
What processes have you manged to make more LEAN.
What does CEE stand for ?
This sounds very…"
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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…