John C. Briggs
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John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"Personally, I have solar, but I still hate vampire loads with a passion."
Dec 12, 2013
John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"Thanks for the feedback.  My situation is not as bad.   My opener takes 6 Watt at idle, but it still really bothers me.  I'm not sure if I would have the ambition dig in to changing the power supply to the opener."
Nov 29, 2013
John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"One thing about energy efficiency is that there is no free lunch.The energy needed to overcome the friction in the door mechanism must come from somewhere.  In the case of the electric opener, the energy comes from the electricity.  In the…"
Nov 29, 2013
John C. Briggs replied to Curt Kinder's discussion Vampire load surprise - garage door openers
"This is a long thread.  Quick question.  Did you ever find an acceptable solution."
Nov 25, 2013
John C. Briggs is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Nov 25, 2013

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Solar panel leasing

Started by Luis Hernandez in General Forum. Last reply by Jan Green 3 hours ago. 14 Replies

What causes a temperature plane in a home

Started by Energy Wise Solutions in HVAC. Last reply by Bryan Gabriel 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

Factory built Net Zero

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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Thanks Brad.  Solar panels are exciting to most homeowners but they clearly don't…"
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Same issue applies in Arizona.  95% of residential solar is leased so we are running into this…"
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Jan Green replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"The builder doesn't understand the various scenarios of solar panels.  Options should…"
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Brad Cook replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion Solar panel leasing
"Jan makes some very good points. The reality is that PV panels are more attractive to homeowners…"
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