Newsletter March 2016
$5000 DUCTester Challenge

A $2500 Gift Certificate for the fastest Energy Conservatory Duct Blasterâ„¢ test and a separate $2500 for the fastest Retrotec test.  Receive a bonus gift of a Retrotec Clear Flange and Field Calibration Plate when you test with both models. Enter by email or in person at Energy OutWest 2016 where prizes will be awarded. 

The purpose of this Challenge is to find ways to improve testing times and repeatability. Nothing like competition to accomplish that.
 
Think you're fast? Check out the rules and the videos and see if you can earn $2500 for 2 minutes work. Or would it be only 30 seconds?  
 
Retrotec's new Model 300 Quick Connect Collar will shave a few seconds off your setup time so if you want to be competitive, contact Scott@retrotec.com for a killer deal.  

The Clear Flange saves time. 


Field Calibration Plate is a reality check on your accuracy. 


The Quick Connect Collar saves time and saves wear on your flex. 
Upcoming events
ACCA Conference & IE3 Expo -Booth 409
March 10th to 13th, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC

JLC Live New England 2016 Residential Construction Show-Booth 841
March 16th to 19th, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Interested in attending JLC Live New England?  Click this link for a complimentary expo pass 

ABAA-Air Barrier Association of America Conference and Trade Show-Booth 28
March 22nd to 24th, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

March webinars
Tuesday, March 15th, 11am to 12pm PST 2016-02 March Madness Sale
Multiple Fan Testing - Simplified
Register for free

Wednesday, March 16th, 9:00 am to 10:30 am PST
Let the Client be your Guide
Efficiency First members register here  
Non-Members register here
Not a member?  Use discount code RETROTEC for 50% off
Efficiency First webinars click here

Wednesday, March 23rd,  12:00 pm to 1 pm PST
Connecting Home Health and Home Performance
Habitat X webinar click here to register for free
Habitat X webinar information click  here

Thursday, March 24th, 11am to 12pm PST
Combustion Appliance Zone Testing (CAZ) Made Easy
Register for  free

Tuesday, March 29th, 11am to 12pm PST
Join the rCloud - The Future of Testing is here
Register for free

BPI and InterNACHI CEUs for all Retrotec webinars
New Products
Save time and look professional

Check out the improved  Hard Panel that fits Model 1000, 5000 and 6000 fans for Home Performance tests. Retrotec's exclusive virgin ABS Panels are a vast improvement over fumbling with a frame, cloth and crossbar. Hard Panels slide and lock in place. The Fan's foot goes in a slot then clamps into an O-Ring seal.
 
That's it... you're ready to test.
 
Clients gather round to see these cool these panels. Professional performing tools sell jobs.
 

"Tested to Code? Nope!" 
We think that as few as 10% of new homes that require testing to comply with State codes are actually tested. Many builders and Code Officials simply don't bother.

The effect? The single most important performance criteria is simply not measured.
 
As a result, these homes could waste $25,000+ worth of energy, and cause serious health and comfort problems for their owners, over the life of the home.
 
The amount saved by not completing the current Code-required duct-sealing is perhaps $100-200. For the envelope of the house, the additional sealing may cost $200-300.
 
This is a tragedy of shortsightedness when you consider that to fix the house after construction will probably cost $2000-4000. 

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Up to date? 
  • DM32 - v.2.4 Build 71B1 Last Update 2015-12-01 ...for more information  
  • FanTestic - v.5.8.11.37  Last Update  2016-01-12 ...for more information
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