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Contributors: November/December 2014

Sean Bleything “Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch” While writing this month’s article, Bleything learned that “in order to motivate and inspire homeowners to save energy, there needs to be ...

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Letters: November/December 2013

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October 31, 2013

Cement Water Heaters? Do you have any knowledge or experience with the Hubbell PBX hybrid water heater? You may have to Google it. It is made in New England, has various capacities up to 120 gallons, ... [continue reading]

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Letters: September/October 2013

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August 29, 2013

"Elder Star" a Wise Idea That you can't find energy stats for elder care is, quite frankly, sad ("Elder Star," July/August '13, p. 2). In this age of government cut-backs, it's hard to imagine private ... [continue reading]

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Letters: July/August 2013

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June 30, 2013

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]

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Letters: May/June 2013

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April 28, 2013

The Fracking Dividend, All Electric in New York, Bent or Straight Static-Pressure Probes?, and more. [continue reading]

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Letters: March/April 2013

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February 25, 2013

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]

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Letters: January/February 2013

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January 02, 2013

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]

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To  Evaluate Window Films

Steve Capoccia

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To Evaluate Window Films

Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80% ...

Taming the Other Energy Hog Lurking in the Basement

Joanna Mauer

Taming the Other Energy Hog Lurking in the Basement

Last summer, DOE issued new efficiency standards for furnace fans, which are a little-known energy hog that may be lurking ...

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