Matt Hoots commented on Emily Ambrose's video
"Good points. It is a shame that we have to prioritize health risks based on budget only."
Jan 10
Matt Hoots posted a video
There are some things that our clients can inspect without us that don't requirement a blower door or duct blaster.  My favorite is the frost assessment first thing in the morning.  I tell my clients to look at their roof when there is frost out and…
Jan 9
Matt Hoots commented on Chris Morin's video
"I watch your whole video. I did not realize that the HVAC community still needed convincing we need load calculations and system designs."
Jan 9
Matt Hoots commented on Chris Morin's video
"Semper Fi!"
Jan 9
Matt Hoots posted a video
The myth that “a house needs to breathe” is still considered fact by many. 100 years ago houses did not have thermal control via insulation. Back then, air movement in the building assisted with drying the structure out in the wet season using…
Dec 23, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a video
Traditional windows and skylights are good for letting light into your home or office, however they may also be a large source of heat loss or gain. You also may go half of the day without sunlight even when the sun is out. Daylight tunnels are a…
Dec 9, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a video
Ever wonder if there was a quieter and more environmentally friendly way to care for your lawn? Husqvarna has come up with a lawn mower that is self automated for residential OR commercial use. They also have a series of battery powered tools that…
Dec 1, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a video
Nov 30, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a discussion
10 years ago, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek published an article detailng the "perfect wall."10 year later, many architects, builders and manufacturers have been exploring and perfecting this concept with new and innovation materials.  Rockwool hosted Chris…
Nov 25, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a video
This is one video as part of a longer playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9uCVHY8B-z8lyQQifDXd0glC_M6... order to create a NET ZERO ENERGY home, we must continue to refine insulation and air sealing techniques. Dan Edelman of…
Nov 25, 2020
Matt Hoots commented on Diane Chojnowski's video
"Good video and Matt always does a great job of explaining these items. His title is misleading. His Passivehouse design uses 90% less energy to condition the air in the house versus an older ranch house. In order to use 90% overall or get to NET…"
Oct 25, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a video
As the energy code changes to require that houses need to be more air tight, manufacturers have come up with some innovative ways to help builders comply with new codes and even exceed them.Whether you are trying to make a modest energy efficient…
Oct 22, 2020
Matt Hoots posted a discussion
I posted a video on ERV's and one of our subscribers started asking lots of questions about the design. I was able to answer most of them, however he wanted validation on several products that his HVAC provider was recommending. I gave him some…
Sep 17, 2020
Matt Hoots replied to Brett Little's discussion 10 Pro tips to get your next project to low carbon net zero - CES On Demand Webinar
"Thanks for sharing- these are good tips!"
Sep 2, 2020
Matt Hoots replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Energy Efficiency Day is October 7
"Thanks for sharing- looks like a good organization!"
Sep 2, 2020
Matt Hoots might be going to ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Training
Sep 1, 2020
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