Joseph Lamy
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you might be an energy auditor if

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Lamy Jul 27, 2011. 6 Replies

ya write dumb songs about yer job like: When yer payin high bills and still shiverin chills,Or yer house is smellin moldyAnd yer kids are coughin' coldy-Don't call the doctor,Doh-ho-ho-hon't call the…Continue

 

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BPI Building Analyst
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auditing, training, IAQ

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After 70 years on the fence, knotty LED light fixtures hide the Ductless in splendor

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

After the first week, the ductless heat pump and I became so close that could never even think of her as ugly. But some folks don't like the look.

In an analogy to current medical practice, the mini-split heat pump is fabulous but the side effects are minimal for some people. In those cases, we have a cure for the side effect, the LED sandwich light that mesmerizes the eyes softly and makes heat ugly pumps disappear right before your very eyes.…

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Solar and wind have a new best friend - Liquid Metal Batteries

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

As reliable energy sources, solar and wind once had a couple of similar problems – darkness all night and the proverbial calm before the storm, respectively. On the bright side, though, when these natural forces become our power sources, then the heat and the light are free -…
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Fresh fallen leaves stuck on furnace filter

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:56pm 1 Comment

What does it mean if the furnace filter collects lots of lint just like what the dryer makes???...Perhaps the dryer is venting inside and the filter is askew and leaks in the return air or filter gap are pulling it into the furnace. Check 'em.

What does it mean if the filter has three-dozen oak leaves pressed onto it?? Today I found an unusually high bill and a handful of foliage fallen from the neighboring trees. In the attic I found a donut of leaves under the vent where the screen…

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Waxing Nostalgic

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 11:20am 1 Comment

The candle has been around the cave and the realm of weatherization and energy efficiency for some time now, but here’s an app which few have ever conceptualized.

 

In the early days of weatherization, before the thermagraph, even before the blower door, the trusty candle provided us several enlightening concepts. It would flicker when breezes brushed against its flame as a clear indicator of infiltration. Before the fancy schmancy digital manometers, a few old timers would…

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