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Smartphone Energy Audit

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Could a smartphone energy audit help homeowners to reduce their power consumption? This was the focus of a recent International Journal of Sustainable Energy article titled: The application of smartphone technology to economic and environmental analysis of building energy conservation strategies. Wow, that is an amazingly complex way of saying the use of smartphones to perform home energy audits and will it be effective at reducing costs and environmental impacts of energy use. Software apps will be able to look ...

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What’s a Blower Door Test?

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What’s a Blower Door Test?

What’s a blower door test?

“What, were you raised in a barn? I’m not paying to heat the outdoors!” This is what I heard from my mom, when I was a kid and I left a door or window open.  Well mom, I’m here to tell you that the heat is still escaping, even after the door has been closed. The leaks aren’t as obvious as an open door or window but rather many small leaks that can actually add up ...

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