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09-11-2012, 12:49 PM #14Bear Rules: Keep our home <50% RH summer, controls mites/mold and very comfortable.
Provide 60-100 cfm of fresh air when occupied to purge indoor pollutants and keep window dry during cold weather. T-stat setup/setback +8 hrs. saves energy
Use +Merv 10 air filter. -Don't forget the "Golden Rule"
09-11-2012, 04:55 PM #15Contractor locator map
How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?
09-11-2012, 05:54 PM #16
At every takeoff in your trunk there may be leakage at the seams. The duct ive seen looks like someone hacked two beer cans together at each register. This high pressure area may have significant leakage to outdoors, which means there is equal leakage of hot, humid air from outdoors at cracks and holes throughout the home to make up for the air leaving through your road barrier. Metallic tape applied to these seems can have significant impact, reducing loss of conditioned air and by default, depressurizing the home LESS which means less hot leaking IN.
If you take and share the pictures I suggested, you will get lots of comments about condition and whether this work is an opportunity.Which makes more sense to you?
CONSERVATION - turning your thermostat back and being uncomfortable. Maybe saving 5-10%
ENERGY EFFICIENCY - leaving your thermostat where everyone is comfortable. Saving 30-70%
DO THE NUMBERS! Step on a HOMESCALE.
What is comfort? Well, it AIN'T just TEMPERATURE!
Energy Obese? An audit is the next step - go to BPI.org, or RESNET, and find an auditor near you.