Griffin Hagle replied to Pat Dundon's discussion David Bowie & Home Performance
"Pat,
You almost lost me when you said you didn't like David Bowie's music, but this is a really interesting idea. I bet it could grow legs under the right conditions. It reminds me a bit of the model SolarCity made popular for PV, wherein a…"
Jan 18, 2016
Griffin Hagle posted a discussion
Credit Karma got me thinking about this. For those who are unfamiliar, it's a free* online credit monitoring service. Your score is broken down into six contributing factors, as shown below.Credit is a multifaceted concept the average consumer…
Oct 15, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Trip Smith's discussion Where to spend my marketing dollars?
"Trip, as someone who works to bring others into the home performance fold, I'm encouraged to see GCs independently arriving at the conclusion that shifting towards HP makes business sense. Best of luck to you in your new endeavor!
Most important is…"
Sep 29, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Nate, no kidding, I didn't realize till just now that was your video! (I guess I should pay closer attention to my sources.) It's orders of magnitude better than 99.9% of what I see out here, and I've shared it recently in our community to inspire…"
Aug 6, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
Jul 29, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Kurt,
Whoops, looks like I got my links mixed up. Thanks for pointing that out. Here's the right one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3cN0kPqGQI"
Jul 29, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"I was aware of but unfamiliar with them until moving to Southern California in 2012. Now, after having seen several dozen of them, I can get behind their theory of operation, although I don't like the trade off of a compromised thermal boundary.…"
Jul 28, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Yes, that makes perfect sense now. Thanks!"
Apr 14, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Ken, I couldn't agree more; bungalows, Craftsmen, and American Foursquares are some of my favorite homes to work on (I'm a little jealous as I couldn't dream of finding a house like this in San Diego at the price they paid). 
I'm with you in the…"
Apr 11, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Bud, I just talked to her, and the roof is about 15-20 years old now. So that's good news. I'm now heavily leaning towards recommending they replace the roof considering what's at stake. Like you said, it would be a shame to miss the opportunity."
Apr 11, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Hi Charles. Yes, I think I'm going to recommend they tear off the old roof and talk with the engineer and architect about building up/out. They have so much to gain (more headroom and thermal bridge elimination, as you pointed out, as well as peace…"
Apr 11, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Jaime,
Thanks for your reply. That certainly seems to be the simplest, quickest, and nominally highest R-value solution, and one they did ask me about. However, I'm hesitant about spraying foam on skip sheathing for a couple reasons: it seems like…"
Apr 11, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Griffin Hagle's discussion Best practice recommendations for this vaulted ceiling?
"Hi Bud,
Yep, there's a little bit (or a lot) of everything going on with this one. I can't really offer the kind of hands-on involvement I would want to feel comfortable with significant responsibility for the outcome (they're an eight-hour drive…"
Apr 9, 2014
Griffin Hagle posted a discussion
Hello energy pros,Some relatives of mine recently purchased this 1917 house in Northern California and, as the family member who does "that energy stuff" in Southern California (I'm on the program side), my involvement was solicited.I can't think of…
Apr 8, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"This is good to know and be able to speak intelligently to for certain homeowners, thank you. I've run into a fair amount of people for whom it really does come down to $$$ (more so in SoCal than when I was in Oregon, but that's a whole 'nother…"
Apr 5, 2014
Griffin Hagle replied to Mike Rogers's discussion Where do you fall in the "staged" versus "gotta be all at once" discussion?
"Really good points, Matthew. One thing I still wonder about in your second scenario, though: when envelope tightening measures cause a mechanical system with lots of usable life to becomes egregiously oversized. Is there realistically a point where…"
Apr 4, 2014
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