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Letters: 600 Kilo-what?: Fall 2017

I don't understand the featured article on the Home Energy website this month (“Measured Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters,” HE online Summer ’17). It claims that the average electric consumption of clothes ...

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Letters: March/April 2014

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February 28, 2014

A Radiant Barrier in Winter? Thanks for the informative article (“Reflective-Insulation and Radiant-Barrier Systems,” HE Jan/Feb ’14, web only). I have a question. I live in Palm Springs and would like this ... [continue reading]

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Letters: January/February 2014

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December 26, 2013

Backdrafting Dangers In regard to “Backdrafting Appliances: Causes and Fixes,” (Sept/Oct ’13, web only). Why not just eliminate the problem [of backdrafting gas water heaters]? There are alternative water heating technologies. A ... [continue reading]

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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]

Cool—and Warm—Clothing

Jim Gunshinan

Cool—and Warm—Clothing

“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...

Smarter Homebuilding: How to Best Incorporate Smart Tech Features

Eric Murrell

Smarter Homebuilding: How to Best Incorporate Smart Tech Features

The old way of integrating technology into a home could be a major headache. If a client doesn’t ...

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