There are many programs and training regimens for professionals in energy-related businesses. Everyone is not seeking licensure or certification, but reviewing the standards or the curriculum can go a long way toward letting the consumer understand a future energy installation contract more completely.
INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS
Your Web Host's explanation of what GHPs are and how they work in typical installations as you get greener.
BUILDING A SLINKY LOOP FROM HDPE PIPE
The process of making and securing coils of slinky pipe
from coils of raw pipe and fastening them with wire ties.
By Terra-Therm Inc. (video 10:00)
WHY HOMES NEED ATTIC VENTILATION
A good graphic, well-narrated look at this need from the
marketing poiint of view of a manufacturer. By AirVent.com.
THE RIGHT WAY TO INSULATE ATTICS AND
A well-done look at several attic and cathedral insulation challenges and what to do about them. CertainTeed Corp.
POOR-MAN'S D-I-Y FOAM RETROFIT
How to use commercial foam board in custom pieces with
"Great Stuff" can foam for a good job at low cost.
By How-To Home insulation (video 2:07)
SEALING DUCTWORK YOURSELF
A toilet paper suction test? Come see. Then use
foil tape and silicone caulking.
HowToHomeInsulation.com (video 3:38)
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RETROFITTING FAILED DUCT INSULATION WITH NEW,
FOIL-FACED ROLLS OF HVAC FIBERGLASS
The Handyman Toolbox shows how to unify rolls of duct insulation and install them with simple tools. (video 9:42)
FAILED DUCT INSULATION (AND REPAIR) IN AN ATTIC
Lost energy in heating and cooling through exposed
metallic duct, and what to do about it. (video 8:52)
INADEQUATE ATTIC VENTILATION DETECTED IN AUDIT
A lack of attic ventilation is responsible for soaked roof decking and the growth of mold. By VideoSpect.
HOW TO INSULATE SUPPLY AIR DUCTING Prt 1
Objectives, tools and techniques for insulating bare
metal ducting to help balance A/C delivery and save
money. By United Power (video 4:13)
HOW TO INSULATE SUPPLY AIR DUCTING Prt 2
A look at the use of polyisocyanurate board to custom-
fit around sheet metal ducting.
By United Power. (video 6:54)