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 ...
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]
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]
Today’s housing market is incredibly competitive. Constructing homes that sell and that continue to delight homeowners for years ...
When most people think about ways to save energy in their home, their minds first go to insulation. It makes ...