Questions of the week 11/13/16
Introduction and requirements:
A member of the Award Committee will post a question, at a random day/time.
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**1. What would be the annual heating energy savings for reducing the air change rate from 1.0 ACH to 0.6 ACH in a 1,500 sq. ft. home with 8’ ceilings in a location with 2800 HDD? **
a. 64.5 MBtu
b. 6.45 MMBtu
c. 645 Therms
d. None of the above
**2. How much heat can an air-source heat pump with an HSPF of 6.8 provide for each kWh? **
a. 6.8 Btu
b. 6.8 MMBtu
c. 6800 Btu
d. it depends on the size of the heat pump
**3. If an Energy Conservation Measure will save 1 MMBtu/year in space heating energy and the home is heated by an 80% efficient natural gas furnace, what will be the annual savings in Therms? **
a. 12.5 Therms
b. 125 Therms
c. 100 Therms
d. 10 Therms
4. When checking insulation in an attic, it is also important to check for… **
a. Adequate ventilation
b. Pipe and wire penetrations through the ceiling
c. Signs of excessive moisture
d. All of the above
Good luck inspectors!**