Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again

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Energy-Saving Strategies - Think Again

The rules regarding home energy savings are changing. New technologies and shifting realities are showing us that many of the old energy-saving dictums are now obsolete. If, for instance, you look at the top energy-saving ...

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What's Up with Duct Tape?

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November 01, 2004

New tests for duct tape include testing the strapping that holds duct connections together and testing the longevity of duct sealants. [continue reading]

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Improving Attic Thermal Performance

Author: Danny Parker
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November 01, 2004

With metal roofing systems becoming more popular for new construction and retrofits, the Florida Solar Energy Center wanted to learn more about these roofing systems and their effect on thermal performance. [continue reading]

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Modern Evaporative Coolers

Author: Larry Kinney
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September 01, 2004

Not all evaporative coolers are created equal. Modern machines operate more efficiently and with much less fuss than the old swamp coolers did. [continue reading]

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Heating with Oil - New Developments

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July 01, 2004

Because of new burner technologies, low sulfur fuels, and bio fuels, North Americans are finding out what Europeans have known for a while - heating with oil makes good sense. [continue reading]

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Preventing Particle Penetration

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March 01, 2004

With residents' health increasingly dependent on a home's indoor air quality, ventilation strategies become more important than ever. [continue reading]

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Reducing Air Handler Electricity Use: More Than Just a Better Motor

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November 01, 2003

        These days, manufacturers are able to produce relatively efficient appliances for people’s homes. It is not uncommon to see A/C units with SEER 14, or furnaces with ... [continue reading]

Sudden, Unexpected Blessing

Jim Gunshinan

Sudden, Unexpected Blessing

When I received an email from Larry Zarker of BPI, informing me that I had been inducted into the BPI ...

Energy Use Patterns in Off-Grid Houses: It's All About the Energy Budget, Right?

Shawna Henderson

Energy Use Patterns in Off-Grid Houses: It's All About the Energy Budget, Right?

I grew up on the West Coast of Canada, and I have had the good fortune to spend lots of ...

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