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 ...
Fiberglass Not Filter Glass I would like to comment on the Bill Lucas letter on insulating cathedral ceilings that appeared in the Nov/Dec ’09 issue of Home Energy (“Insulating Cathedral Ceilings,” p. 3). ... [continue reading]
The Elephant in the Room May Be an 800-lb Guerrilla Excellent comments addressing the elephant (HVAC) that continues to ignore the entire home performance scene (“The Elephant in the Room: HVAC for High-Performance Homes,&... [continue reading]
Insulating Cathedral Ceilings Codes aside, what is your opinion on dense-packing closed-vault roofs with fiberglass or cellulose? Yes, this means packing the entire cavity full so insulation is in contact with all six sides of ... [continue reading]
In Memoriam Dear Weatherization Family, It is with profound sadness that I share the passing of our friend and colleague Alex Moore. On Sunday June 7, Tammy lost her husband, Madeline and Emma lost their father, ... [continue reading]
Per Bedroom Opinion Momentum is growing in the effort to evaluate energy use in buildings, and develop a ranking or scoring system for all new and existing buildings. Sadly, the most worrying trend in residential ... [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...