July/August 2014 Letters

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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 ...

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Letters: July/August 2012

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June 29, 2012

In Memoriam Bion Howard had been the Home Energy “Software Guru” and wrote regular columns about the use of software in home performance and renewable energy for close to ten years (see, for ... [continue reading]

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Letters: May/June 2012

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April 30, 2012

Should Energy Source Matter in Home Energy Auditing? In the context of home energy auditing, the Home Energy Score can be very misleading since it is based on "source energy," which severely penalizes electrical energy ... [continue reading]

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Letters: March/April 2012

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February 29, 2012

Diagnosing an IAQ Problem I read about the problem of a reader in the Jan/Feb ’12 Home Energy (“Diagnosing an IAQ Problem,” p. 3). I also read Tamasin Sterner’s reply. I ... [continue reading]

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Letters: January/February 2012

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January 03, 2012

Diagnosing an IAQ Problem I read your article in Home Energy and thought I would try to contact you about a problem ("Safe Air at Home" Sept/Oct '11, p. 6). I had a contractor (not ... [continue reading]

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Letters: November/December 2011: November/December 2011

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November 02, 2011

Remembering Darin Hughes The home performance community lost a star when Darin Hughes, the founder of HughesCo, Incorporated, died of apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Grand Island, New York, on August 24. He was ... [continue reading]

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Letters: September/October 2011

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September 01, 2011

Passive House No Magic Bullet I attended the North American Passive House Conference in Portland last year and am generally a supporter of the Passive House program. However, I have a problem with how the ... [continue reading]

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

Paul Kazlov

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is ...

Recycling Your Air Conditioner

Anne Staley

Recycling Your Air Conditioner

In today’s technology-fueled world, innovations are being made at a rapid rate that help simplify human life. The ...

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