July/August 2014 Letters: July/August 2014
Do Thermostats Now Rule? Household feedback, monitoring, and control devices have always been problematic because of the behavior of users. Meier is correct about smart meters; utilities, state regulators, and privacy advocates have stymied the ...
Fixing Problems, Saving Lives I enjoyed your article “Air Sealing and the CAZ” in the Mar/Apr issue (p. 10). I started in the HVACR business in 1987. My main focus was service. ... [continue reading]
The Fracking Dividend, All Electric in New York, Bent or Straight Static-Pressure Probes?, and more. [continue reading]
Do Demand-Controlled Pumps Save Energy Too? As I read the article about demand-controlled recirculating pumps (“Demand- Controlled Pumps: Sticker Shock Versus Value,” HE Sept/Oct ’12, p. 12), I was curious about where the ... [continue reading]
Reader Questions Cost-Effectiveness of Weather Stripping Energy savings based on engineering models do not have a good track record for accuracy, tending to overestimate savings in real buildings. While the authors don’t explain ... [continue reading]
Using Duct Testers In the July/Aug ’12 Home Energy there is an article on duct blasters (“Testing Duct Testers,” p. 4). There is a sentence in the article that states: “One approach ... [continue reading]
Today’s housing market is incredibly competitive. Constructing homes that sell and that continue to delight homeowners for years ...
When most people think about ways to save energy in their home, their minds first go to insulation. It makes ...