Letters: July/August 2015
Revisiting “Revisiting Electrification” Last issue’s editorial, “Revisiting Electrification” (May/June ’15, p. 2), received quite a bit of feedback on Home Energy Pros. We love a good discussion, so we ...
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]
Refrigerator Energy Bite What is the average cost of energy to run an average size refrigerator? I’m asking the question for my 90-year-old dad, Chuck Johnson, in Livingston, Texas. Carol Bomben Eden ... [continue reading]
An Open Letter to the Weatherization Community I just returned from the national ACI conference in Austin, Texas. What a fantastic experience. I met so many wonderful people and gained so much knowledge in such ... [continue reading]
Home Energy Yardstick In the January/February 2010 article “Energy Labeling and Energy Billing Analysis”, the authors note, “more than one-third of all homes will have energy use attributes that differ by more ... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...