Tag: energy-efficiency

30 How best can I discover what is up with my electrical bill? 2010-09-10T20:10:37.760

24 Locating source of excessive energy use 2018-02-27T21:05:01.607

16 Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil? 2014-08-03T21:30:32.773

15 Which water heater types do you recommend? 2010-07-21T19:44:38.180

15 Is there a device that will allow a bathroom fan to run for 5 minutes after it is switched off? 2012-06-06T15:25:44.237

13 Would providing shade for my air conditioner's condensor improve its efficiency? 2013-08-20T01:01:52.327

12 Are tankless water heaters worth it in cold climates? 2010-07-22T12:58:46.247

11 Can I save energy costs by turning off the refrigerator for 1-2 hours every day? 2010-11-05T07:53:09.047

11 Does lowering the blower speed of a forced-air furnace lower its efficiency? 2010-12-12T21:50:07.527

10 How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system? 2010-11-01T16:58:17.683

10 What's the difference between dimmable and non-dimmable LED lamps? 2011-12-14T12:23:28.923

9 How do I add an exhaust fan to an old attic? 2010-07-21T21:01:52.347

9 How can I audit my furnace? 2011-01-06T19:24:13.757

8 How much less power does a three-phase air conditioning unit use than a one phase unit? 2012-06-01T03:58:48.123

8 Why are furnace/central AC blowers so inefficient? 2014-05-06T15:16:52.137

7 Is it a good idea to pay for an energy saving audit of my new home 2010-07-22T14:04:19.697

7 Is insulating an unfinished basement worth it? If so, how should I go about it? 2010-07-22T17:23:56.083

7 Why are almost all of my house's HVAC floor registers placed near exterior windows? 2012-02-18T14:15:16.943

6 Why does using a dimmer with this ceiling fan and lights cause energy saving bulbs to flicker? 2011-07-28T23:03:35.230

6 What is the most economical and energy-efficient way to winterize windows? 2011-10-12T18:14:04.060

6 Is there a way to find out how often your furnace is running? 2012-01-12T20:02:24.420

6 Are radiator reflectors as effective as claimed? 2012-03-23T11:09:16.040

6 Does anyone have experience with small heat-recovery air exchangers? 2014-11-14T20:27:00.593

6 How to insulate flat part of attic ceiling? 2016-06-22T20:41:36.210

5 Energy Audit (WellHome) 2010-08-26T04:33:32.813

5 When insulating with closed-cell Spray Foam, what ERV and HVAC resizing considerations should I bear in mind? 2011-09-02T04:22:15.953

5 Should I install external basement insulation that does not extend above ground? 2011-10-10T16:02:50.240

5 Is it possible to recover waste heat from a boiler? 2012-02-01T17:23:53.197

5 Where am I losing heat from my house? 2012-06-30T14:00:51.167

5 How should I landscape my yard to make my home more efficient? 2013-04-16T18:39:36.690

5 Air sealing a whole house fan 2014-05-10T12:59:10.470

5 How can I add thermal mass to my house? 2016-05-25T21:26:33.347

4 Would putting a sprinkler on my roof help cool my home? 2010-08-01T03:57:49.780

4 Calculate savings from/cost-effectiveness of installing a tankless hot water heater? 2011-02-08T22:13:56.023

4 Can I use a stairwell ceiling fan to save energy? 2012-03-26T16:25:39.757

4 What are possibilities of balancing 3-phase consumption? 2013-02-04T22:13:04.140

4 Will switching to LED lightbulbs make a significant difference in my electric bill? 2013-10-10T17:01:19.397

4 Does running a dehumidifier with an AC unit save money? 2015-05-25T21:44:56.160

4 How can I improve efficiency of my home? Geothermal not saving money 2015-06-04T15:17:18.537

4 What to insulate first? Attic, walls, kneewalls? 2015-12-21T23:08:55.140

4 Redoing my roof: how should I redo my insulation? 2016-03-24T20:49:40.277

4 Dryer Venting Woes - what to do? 2017-08-21T02:35:29.673

3 How do I prevent window drafts? 2010-08-05T19:42:14.357

3 What are my options for replacing 50W GU10 lightbulbs? 2010-09-08T20:14:06.687

3 Understanding results of an energy audit 2010-09-13T17:16:31.000

3 How do I seal my baseboards from drafts? 2011-02-01T20:35:42.520

3 What is the process for draft proofing windows 2011-03-04T17:17:54.910

3 Shading windows from outside (awnings, shutters, etc) to keep house from overheating in summer 2011-07-27T11:43:09.553

3 Should fan on heat pump be delayed turning off when system stops? 2011-12-11T13:04:16.607

3 My fridge runs way too much - is this because it doesn't seem to be level? 2012-02-07T06:26:46.980

3 How do I determine if the energy savings are worth replacing windows for? 2012-04-06T00:18:59.670

3 Is there an online way to check my appliance power usage? 2012-08-17T12:44:03.697

3 Can upgrading my boiler save me money? 2013-11-05T18:11:49.523

3 What's the best way to select windows for heating efficiency? I have an older house in a northern climate 2015-04-19T05:08:49.077

3 Photovoltaic installation: does it make sense (or is possible at all) to get a bigger inverter than the power output of the installed panels? 2015-05-27T00:18:57.480

3 How can 12 V halogen downlights be much more efficient than 220 V ones? 2015-08-07T20:39:57.960

3 How can I power multiple raspberry pi around the house? 2015-08-25T23:35:45.607

3 What are my options for heating an energy efficient home with low heating needs? 2016-12-20T14:25:21.550

3 Will relocating my Central AC intake improve performance? 2017-07-01T23:09:33.547

3 What is the R-Value of plastic over a window? 2017-12-31T03:28:34.260

2 How do I install plastic window insulation without damaging the trim? 2010-11-02T12:01:25.933

2 How do I fix an irregular hole in my heater closet? 2010-11-13T15:19:18.517

2 Looking for a WATT-O-METER with specific features 2011-04-01T08:17:32.677

2 Is a space heater or my window heating unit more energy efficient? 2011-09-19T13:32:05.333

2 Is a roof sprinker a good idea? 2013-06-03T14:01:06.157

2 Is it time to replace my water heater? 2013-06-12T14:55:04.457

2 What type of wiring should bedroom overhead lighting have? 2013-07-29T17:08:12.337

2 Is it really energy economy to use movement sensor for turn lights on? 2014-03-30T20:35:37.597

2 Will a single ductless mini-split heat pump be able to distribute its air evenly throughout my ranch house? 2014-05-23T03:56:52.260

2 Should I put a basement dehumidifier on a timer, or trust the hygrometer? 2014-08-28T01:08:14.967

2 Can an IR thermometer be used to check wall insulation? 2014-09-12T06:01:50.220

2 How should I seal and insulate a crawlspace to mitigate radon and allow for storage in the space? 2014-10-06T14:39:03.250

2 Best way to stop cold air coming in from fireplace 2014-11-09T02:16:11.147

2 Device to detect where heat or cold air is escaping or entering a structure 2014-12-12T13:49:27.060

2 Do Dimmable LED on Standard Dimmers Save Energy? 2015-02-02T22:26:45.517

2 satellite water heater or recirculating pump? 2016-09-20T03:18:34.733

2 Should I insulate my unfinished basement ceiling? 2017-02-02T17:26:52.600

2 Is a 240v solar panel setup better than 120v? 2017-07-24T21:06:38.430

2 Does keeping downstairs air off at night force the upstairs hvac to work harder? 2017-09-01T16:11:40.773

2 What is a good exterior wall composition for a wood frame house with pine chink siding in a moderate climate? 2017-09-26T03:35:23.303

2 Hot weather AC Efficiency - a nightly cold-soaking head start? 2017-10-16T20:03:16.950

2 How does one carryout a thermal survey of one's house? 2017-12-01T20:23:38.120

1 How can I seal around a light fixture/light switch outlet? 2010-09-19T13:46:38.020

1 Will wrapping the stove pipes with copper pipes increase wood stove efficiency? 2010-12-18T18:56:57.793

1 How do you determine how much electricity is used by a device? 2011-01-06T22:28:39.777

1 Are there efficient ways to provide combustion air to heating appliances? 2011-01-07T18:59:44.033

1 Should I tie into the ERV or just vent outside to increase bathroom ventilation? 2012-10-14T22:28:39.767

1 How do I know if my windows are energy efficient? 2013-04-26T15:11:09.823

1 How do I maximize light gain and minimize heat gain for my glass wall? 2013-06-25T18:55:11.690

1 What's the minimum amount of electricity used by an appliance? 2014-01-04T20:40:00.650

1 Leave the water heater on? 2014-04-16T13:03:41.087

1 Why don't American homes have blinds on the outside of their windows? 2014-05-09T21:44:27.130

1 Unplugging vs running an empty refrigerator 2014-06-17T21:55:08.473

1 How can I tackle thermal downdraught? 2014-11-11T11:43:20.113

1 Can we capture the hot, humid air from a gas-powered clothes dryer during winter? 2014-11-20T15:22:09.203

1 How to estimate if an old AC is worth replacing? 2015-04-27T18:34:37.443

1 What is the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door? 2015-04-29T23:53:34.797

1 Insulation type to use on a hinged metal attic door 2015-05-01T23:03:36.057

1 Home: Using Exhaust & Circulating Fans to Improve Air Quality While Staying Cool 2015-06-05T09:51:17.947