Free PG&E Webinar: Mechanical Rooms: Strategies for Electrification Retrofits in Homes, March 29, 9am-12pm

  • 29 March 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : PG&E
Free PG&E Webinar: Mechanical Rooms: Strategies for Electrification Retrofits in Homes
Event Description

For as long as they’ve built homes, they’ve been using some kind combustion appliance system to heat them. As a result, This buildings are designed and constructed to safely manage the operation of gas appliances. In this webinar, Dan Perunko of Balance Point Home Performance will look at mechanical rooms as they transition from gas appliances to electric appliances. There is an opportunity for contractors and designers to offer their clients additional efficiencies beyond those offered by the change to electric appliances. They will identify easily overlooked building enclosure and mechanical changes that can be incorporated into an electrification retrofit project. This three-hour webinar is based on completed projects and will have images of floor plans that illustrate the complexities of combustion appliance mechanical spaces and the opportunities available when they are electrified.

Image: Behance

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E
  • Agenda
    • - Functions and structures required for a combustion appliance mechanical room
      - Functions and structures required for an electrical appliance mechanical room
      - Benefits offered by repairing the building enclosure after gas appliances are removed
      - Techniques for repairing air barrier and insulation systems
      - Potential efficiencies gained by repositioning Mechanical equipment within the mechanical room
      a. Duct system improvements
      b. Plumbing system improvements
      - Look at floor plan options for repositioning electrical equipment elsewhere in the house.
      a. Repurpose the old mechanical room
      - Conclusion and questions from the participants
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dan Perunko

      Dan Perunko is cofounder of Balance Point Home Performance Company. In 2006, along with Gavin Healy, Dan started a successful company providing full service home performance analysis, retrofits, consultations, and trainings.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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