HVAC to Whole-House Performance Contractor?

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Guidelines and best practices for making the profitable transition into whole-house work.

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When Wall Insulation Doesn't Save

Author: Doug Johnson
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May 01, 1997

Wall insulation clearly saves heating energy, but does it save cooling energy as well? [continue reading]

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Conditioned Attics Save Energy in Hot Climates

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1997

Do homes with vented attics use less cooling energy than homes with unvented, conditioned attics in hot climates? With little formal research available to answer the question, common wisdom and most building codes have favored venting. [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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Two-Stage Evaporative Cooling

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May 01, 1997

Depending on the design, an evaporative cooler can use as little as 10% of the energy consumed by refrigeration air conditioning systems. [continue reading]

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Advanced Two-Stage Design Hits the Market

Author: Leo Rainer
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May 01, 1997

Until recently, most residential two-stage evaporative coolers were of the down-discharge variety and were generally installed on the roof. [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]

Energy OutWest 2014

Jim Gunshinan

Energy OutWest 2014

I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

Jim Gunshinan

Energy Upgrade California—Up Close and Personal Part 2

I am in San Diego for the Energy Out West conference, and I want to write about it, but while ...

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