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 ...
Erratum The editors did not give complete contact information for the authors of “Air Conditioning Best Practices” in the May/June 2011 issue (p. 38). If you have comments and/or questions about the article, ... [continue reading]
CO Health and Safety Recently I read your excellent article on combustion safety (“Combustion Appliance Testing: Why, How, When?” Nov/Dec ’10, p. 38). I’m currently working on a health and safety ... [continue reading]
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]
One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...
I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...