Here's an excerpt of an email I wrote in support of adding large central returns in a finished basement directly adjacent the unit, with transfer grilles at the top of the basement stairs. The overwhelming majority of HVAC technicians reject this as something that can never work. One of the amazing things about trying this is that the effects are […]
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One option we're considering is outfitting a vehicle to perform smaller energy retrofits – typically air sealing, duct sealing and small-scale spray foam jobs. Very preliminary, but a couple of vehicle options spring to mind: 1) A fuel efficient tow vehicle with a small trailer. The VW Golf SportWagen TDI is EPA rated for >40 mpg hwy, and can tow […]
Something I'm very uncomfortable with is the impact of all the fossil fuels Tay River consumes. We'll travel up to an hour for building shell work, which means that we'll cover much of the Philadelphia suburbs, and as far north as Edison NJ. My guess is that our vehicles cumulatively travel about 600-1000 miles/week for shell work alone. Our current […]
Here's a video we made of our amazing team air sealing and insulating homes! View this post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog for WordPress.
Abel is a good carpenter. View this post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog for WordPress.
Some pics Abe took showing how effective these little suckers are. This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog for WordPress.
The owner of this house has suffered 3 years of pretty serious condensation problems in summer just beneath the photo. Multiple contractor visits, pans everywhere to catch dripping water. Warm, moist air leaks through gigantic holes shown in these pictures and condenses on the cold duct surfaces. How is it possible for one person to misdiagnose this, let alone several? […]