Category: Residential Buildings

When Home Performance Customers Ask About Payback, What Do You Say?

Customers are always going to ask about the payback on their investment. IE3 takes a look at what you should say.

Do the Energy Bill Analysis

Do you do an energy bill analysis for your customers? Dan Welklin explains why you should be.

Home Performance Is Virtually Unknown in My Neck of the Woods

Even if home performance isn’t known in your area, it’s a great way to distinguish yourself. Michele Thomas explains.

The Building Enclosure Duct Blunder

Just because a design is good, doesn’t mean the installation will be. Building Science Expert, Allison Bailes, explains in this example.

Five Home Performance Skills: Do You Skip Any of These?

Think you have home performance down? Dan Welklin explains the 5 performance skills you need to have to be successful.

Largest and Most Forgotten Duct…The Envelope

Are you ignoring infiltration when it comes to home performance? IE3 looks at why that’s a big mistake.

The Home Envelope: Does It Really Matter In A Heat Loss Calculation?

Is the home envelope important to heat loss calculations? You bet it is! IE3 takes a look at why.

An ERV Is Not A Dehumidifier

It’s commonly believed that ERVs help reduce humidity. Building Science Expert, Allison Bailes explains why this just isn’t true.

Are Your Customers Really Interested In Home Performance?

Homeowners are interested in home performance, but probably not in the way you are thinking. Bill Spohn explains this in his latest IE3 article.

Internet Marketing for Contractors

Is online marketing the way to go? Marketing Guru Adams Hudson shares his thoughts on online marketing versus print marketing.

New Federal Study Quantifies Efficiency Losses Due To Improper HVAC Installation​

ACCA, the nation’s largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, announces the availability of a new report, which confirms that […]

This Technique Is Supposed To Improve IAQ But May Do The Opposite

Building Science Expert, Allison Bailes did a humidity experiment this summer and now he shares why leaving your AC fan running continuously is bad news for comfort.

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