HVAC & Mechanicals
Feb 1 2018
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
Dec 9 2017
Pennsylvania, New York, and Vancouver think so.
Oct 18 2017
A three-pronged solution to indoor pollution: Isolate, eliminate, and ventilate
Aug 15 2017
Two fans talk to each other to replace stale air with fresh air
May 9 2017
Houses cannot expand and contract with changes in pressure like balloons can. Instead, they need paths for air to balance the pressure
Apr 17 2017
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
Feb 9 2017
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
Oct 7 2016
Stack effect is relentless: it is always working, when you’re awake or asleep, even during blackouts. And it feeds on itself.
Aug 31 2016
Holes in walls amount to big walls full of holes unless you seal the hole after you make it
Jun 22 2016
Built tight and verify. And then ventilate.
Jun 17 2016
Floorplan dictates hood placement, roof framing dictates fan placement
May 2 2016
A tight path to the outdoors keeps the indoors fresh and you can call it a day because you’re one step closer to the Energy Star
May 1 2016
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Apr 29 2016
A super efficient heat pump with a GWP of 1