Letters: March/April 2014: March/April 2014
A Radiant Barrier in Winter? Thanks for the informative article (“Reflective-Insulation and Radiant-Barrier Systems,” HE Jan/Feb ’14, web only). I have a question. I live in Palm Springs and would like this ...
Combustion Appliance Zone Signs of a sick water heater. (Pure Energy) I saw your recent article on combustion safety (“Combustion Appliance Testing: Why, How, When?” Nov/Dec ’10, p. 38). I think I have ... [continue reading]
Defending Energy Recovery Ventilators Max Sherman’s editorial “ERVs Get the Yellow Flag” (Sept/Oct ’10, p. 2) makes a number of credible points. Energy-efficient ventilation makes sense in tight houses. Source control ... [continue reading]
Factor 9 Home Not a Lab Experiment My family and I built and live in the Factor 9 home you covered in your last issue (see “Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home,” HE Sept/Oct &... [continue reading]
Refrigerator Energy Bite What is the average cost of energy to run an average size refrigerator? I’m asking the question for my 90-year-old dad, Chuck Johnson, in Livingston, Texas. Carol Bomben Eden ... [continue reading]
An Open Letter to the Weatherization Community I just returned from the national ACI conference in Austin, Texas. What a fantastic experience. I met so many wonderful people and gained so much knowledge in such ... [continue reading]
A new Scarborough Report has found that 56% of homeowners who invest money in home improvements spend over $1,000. The question is, ...
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) said California residents can save the equivalent of four million barrels of oil yearly, ...