HVAC & Mechanicals
Feb 28 2022
The updates are really only a big deal if you live in climate zones 4 or 5, like 65% (or so) of America does. But don't worry, climate change is making it smarter than ever to exceed the code minimum.
Dec 20 2021
There are new words and numbers in the energy code, like "tested for tightness," R-60, and 20+5
May 27 2021
Everything there is to know (well, almost) about blower door testing with a few engineer-y jokes along the way.
Jul 8 2020
Ceiling-mounted units practically disappear while delivering energy-efficient heating and cooling
Apr 20 2020
Like kitchen bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors
Dec 20 2019
These mighty-mites can provide heating, cooling, and air-mixing for a well-insulated house, but they look so darned—European. It is hard for many Americans to warm up to them.
Nov 28 2019
Tightening an old house or building a tight new one means that you can't leave ventilation to random leaks anymore. You have to control it.
Sep 27 2019
Aggregation // Design, Demolition, Sitework, Framing, Roofing, WRB & Flashing, Siding & Exterior Trim, HVAC & Mechanicals, Insulation & Air Sealing
The Model Remodel Show followed the progress of the 2017 Model Remodel project by Professional Remodeler magazine.
May 14 2019
Match the pipe to the pressure
Oct 16 2018
This chart explains how moisture behaves in the air as temperatures rise and fall—rainstorms, flooding, and glaciers in wall cavities are distinct possibilities.
Aug 18 2018
Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Jun 28 2018
Another use for your Shop-Vac
May 26 2018
A simple and affordable balanced ventilation solution for small tight houses
Apr 17 2018
Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite
Mar 10 2018
Making vinyl siding look great by eliminating ugly J-channel