Getting Some Shade

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Getting Some Shade

You’re uncomfortable. You feel streaks of sweat starting to inch down your forehead, back, and neck. The sun is relentless. Frantically, you look around for relief. The only thing in sight is a ...

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Which Comes First, Lighting or Heating?

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July 01, 2009

How much energy and money do homeowners save - or lose - by replacing incandescent lights with CFLs? [continue reading]

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Converting From Steam To Hot Water

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July 01, 2009

Q . Is it feasible to retrofit cast-iron single-pipe steam radiators to work on hot water from a new combined heating/domestic hot water (DHW) system?  And if so, would it ever make sense ... [continue reading]

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Testing Duct Leakage Assumptions

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March 09, 2009

In Midwest houses where little or no ductwork runs though unconditioned spaces, normal assumptions about duct leakage to the outside may not apply. [continue reading]

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The Chimney Balloon

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March 09, 2009

Most homeowners like to have the option of using the fireplace once in a while. I operate Grading Spaces LLC, Home Inspection and Performance Analysis, serving residences in southern Wisconsin since 2002. It’s the ... [continue reading]

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January 02, 2009

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Do CFLs Save Whole-House Energy?

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November 06, 2008

If CFLs decrease cooling loads compared to incandescents, but increase heating loads, do they save energy overall? [continue reading]

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