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How Much Insulation Do You Need?

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 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog.

Besides the obvious answer - MORE (but you knew that just based on your heating bills, didn't you?), how much insulation do you need? There are loads of different standards from Energy Star to PassivHaus to your dad ("about this much" ... holds hands…

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Added by Erik North on June 8, 2012 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

How Does Air Conditioning Work

Author Note: Here's
 a link to the original post on
 Energy Auditing Blog. Also, it was written to prove that a Mainer does understand air conditioning, at least for the 9 days a year we need it.

 

It's time to turn to cooling thoughts, even though Maine didn't actually get a winter this year. It's true; we had an…

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Added by Erik North on May 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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