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LETTERS: March/April 1997

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March 01, 1997

Heat Pump Comparison Flawed?, Give Heat Pumps Their Day in the Sun, Zebra Moisture Mystery, Reflections on White Roofs, Insulating Floor Trusses, Ceilings and Roofs: Reprise, Pilot Lights Use More Energy [continue reading]

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Do New Baseboard Thermostats Save Energy?

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March 01, 1997

Higher quality electronic line voltage thermostats (ELVTs) have been available for several years. Most models indicate temperature in degrees, and they're touted as energy savers. But how well do they work? [continue reading]

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Sowing Conservation in Garden Apartments

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March 01, 1997

Auditing low-rise garden apartments is different from auditing single-family or high-rise multifamily buildings. [continue reading]

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CONSERVATION CLIPS: March/April 1997

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March 01, 1997

CFLs Go Big-Time, Multifamily Money, Michiganders Sue over Flues, Manufactured Homes Get Inefficient, Icynene: Not a Vapor Retarder, Indiana DSM Grows Like Cornstalks, Termites Chew Through Energy Code [continue reading]

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LETTERS: May/June 1997

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May 01, 1997

Wet-Spray Cellulose Quandary, Making Sense of Heat Ratios [continue reading]

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Carbon Monoxide Problems from New Furnaces

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May 01, 1997

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can creep into living spaces and cause a variety of health problems, sometimes even death. While old or poorly maintained gas furnaces and other older appliances are often the sources of CO, new heating appliances also cause CO problems. [continue reading]

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Data Loggers: An Interview with Some Heavy Users

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May 01, 1997

The first data loggers were human. When labor was cheap, students and others were hired to sit next to wattmeters and record the reading every 15 minutes. Data loss occurred for various reasons, such as boredom. [continue reading]

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CONSERVATION CLIPS: May/June 1997

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May 01, 1997

Efficiency Going Mobile, Filtering the Filters, Do-Net-Yourself Energy Auditing, The Heat Pumps Are Coming, Polyiso Sheathing--Cheap and Efficient, Basement Efficiency Wins in Iowa, Air Conditioners Sprout Like Mushrooms [continue reading]

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