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 ...
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]
The Fracking Dividend, All Electric in New York, Bent or Straight Static-Pressure Probes?, and more. [continue reading]
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]
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]
Using Duct Testers In the July/Aug ’12 Home Energy there is an article on duct blasters (“Testing Duct Testers,” p. 4). There is a sentence in the article that states: “One approach ... [continue reading]
Homeowners are often aware of the different problems they experience in their homes: uncomfortable rooms, high utility bills, poor indoor ...
The Deputy Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Katja Hall told the CBI Energy Conference on July 17th ...