Is There a Dinosaur in Your Basement? WRSE HVAC program April 7

Don’t waste money with a dinosaur in your basement!

Monday, April 7, 6:30 to 8 pm
West Roxbury Library, 1961 Centre Street
Free and open to all

Join us to hear the latest on heating and cooling options for your home, with a focus on energy efficiency and saving money. Please bring your questions to share or (better yet) send them to us beforehand at wrse@westroxburysavesenergy as the program will be tailored to the audience’s concerns.

Topics to be discussed include:

—typical heating systems (oil-fired hot water, oil-fired hot air, gas-fired hot water, gas-fired hot air, and others) and when you should change your fuel source, which are most efficient, rebates and loans, and the payback on sealing and insulating ductwork and pipes

—options for air conditioning, including central air options and heat pumps (also termed ductless mini splits)

—attic fans and when conditions are best to use these

—energy-efficiency tips such as the best ways to reduce leaks and improve efficiency, whether you should consider doing an infrared scan to gauge heat leaks, and making use of free home-energy assessments.

This program will be offered by HVAC-and-energy expert Bradford White, who has been in the HVAC engineering field for more than 35 years and is an associate at a Boston consulting engineering firm. He also has a consulting practice focused on residential energy solutions, including home-energy audits, economic analysis, and system troubleshooting. Brad has taught environmental systems at Boston Architectural College in addition to seminars at various Boston-area organizations including Boston Building Resources. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers and of the Association of Energy Engineers as well as a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor and a LEED-Accredited Professional (BD+C).