HVAC & Mechanicals
Roof framing, window options, and a mechanical advantage add up to lower bills and a higher quality home
Another use for your Shop-Vac
A simple and affordable balanced ventilation solution for small tight houses
Making vinyl siding look great by eliminating ugly J-channel
Turns out, ducts buried under insulation actually can work to save energy and eliminate condensation inside the ducts. If you seal and insulate them first
Three-pronged solution to indoor pollution: Isolate, eliminate, and ventilate
Houses cannot expand and contract with changes in pressure like balloons can. Instead, they need paths for air to balance the pressure
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
As houses are built tighter, they exchange less air between inside and outside. This saves energy, but the inside air can get stale if you don't have a fan and a plan
Stack effect is relentless: it is always working, when you’re awake or asleep, even during blackouts. And it feeds on itself.
Holes in walls amount to big walls full of holes unless you seal the hole after you make it