"Well glad you are not one of the newbies (as I was) thinking they could provide a service to home owners and make a living doing so. Our government decided that isn't what they wanted. Unfortunately I have no information on RI, but in Maine I have…"
I doubt you are going to like my answer but it is going to be really tough to crank up a profitable energy auditing business with the amount of competition already out there, and many of them have years of field experience.
"In most areas a stand alone energy auditing business cannot compete with companies who will give the audit away in hopes of getting the more profitable renovation work. If they someday mandate 3rd party independent energy audits then perhaps we…"
Utility bills are always added information that can be considered, but we can't rely on them as home owner activity and desired temperatures can vary widely.
On a recent heat loss evaluation I asked the oil company if they could give…"
"Hi Martin, that's a tough question. It is tough enough to determine which of the more recent codes any jurisdiction is following. Here in Maine they only recently adopted a state wide code program and even that has its exemptions. I could…"
"You are caught in the middle. You will need to either move your total insulation to the bottom of the roof deck or go back to a ventilated attic. Now again, I'm caught with my northern thinking, but leaving or a layer of insulation at the ceiling…"
If the attic space was previously vented, then adding the spray foam to the bottom of the roof deck, plus probably sealing any venting, has now brought the attic and it's smells into the conditioned space.
I'm in a cold heating dominated…"
It has been awhile since they tried Pace in my community and it did not go very well. I admit i haven't and will not need to review their program as it is being offered now, but what I saw was a lot of extra requirements for work that…"
"You have a BD, that's good. IR would add another star.
@Larry "I would have to think they removed the existing insulation but you never know"
Looking at their foam job I wouldn't expect they did a lot of cleaning up.
I agree with the basement as a…"
"The contractor that did that should have his toys taken away.
To answer your general question, applying rigid or spray foam to an attic floor would follow the normal rules of ensuring any surface that can come in contact with humid air must always…"
"Hi Larry, what a mess. Give us your climate zone so we know outside temp and humidity.
Did you do a blower door test to see how tight the building is, I'm wondering where else he might have used that foam?
What is in the basement, dirt floor,…"
"Hi Paul and thanks for the post.
I have been following induction cooking for awhile and may give it a try as you did. One of my interests will be finding one with controls that allow me to set both temperature and time. Hate to say it, but I do…"
I voted, but the most important diagnostic tool in my bag has always been my IR camera. Part of what makes it valuable is the interpretation of what it sees. Where there are many new low cost IR cameras coming out, they lack the training…"
"Hi Diane, not a lot of action on the question at hand. I would encourage others to vote and comment.
I had sold my original blower door and some of my equipment when health issues looked like I was out of business. Health much improved so picked…"