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Resnet and NATE and BPI

Resnet and NATE are joining forces to Come up with yet another "Certification" a WHOLE House Specialist. Don't get me wrong, It is a very g…

Started by randy tolowski

13 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by John Webb

Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?

For starters, I live in Atlanta, Ga and I am not an HVAC pro so this is a serious question that I would like answered for one of my clients…

Started by Jon LaMonte

23 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by George W. Reynolds

AHR show in Chicago

If anyone is interested in attending the show on January 23,24,26, at Mccormick place go to the AHR website (HVACR) and register for free a…

Started by randy tolowski

0 Jan 15, 2012

Dense pack cellulose in rafters

Just looking for thoughts about sealing an attic that has HVAC equipment in it by using a netting product and dense packing cellulose in th…

Started by Brad Brinke

19 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Joseph Miuccio

Proper means to "plug" flue pipes after testing gas appliances.

I have seen metal "plugs" (and this may not be the correct term) used for the holes that are drilled in vent pipes, in order to test combus…

Started by Patrick Michaelyan

25 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Eric Lowry

Needed: Tips and tricks for duct testing

  I am building a new page on our website www.retrotec.com, to help those looking for information on duct testing and adhering to duct test…

Started by Silvie Votrubova

12 Nov 3, 2011
Reply by Andre D.

Duct Sealing Spray From the Inside

I had a call from a customer asking me if we sealed ducts.  He was watching This Old House on TV and the contractors were using equipment t…

Started by Jon LaMonte

11 Feb 28, 2011
Reply by Evan Mills

Hvac techs

We are looking for ambitious hvac journeyman in central MD.  If you are interested email me timkenny@housewarmers.org

Started by Tim Kenny

1 Feb 6, 2011
Reply by Diane Chojnowski

Got Data? How much leaking electricity is there in HVAC systems?

I poked around when shopping for fuel-firedboilers and couldn't find anything official.  Ran across estimates ranging from a few watts to 3…

Started by Evan Mills

11 Jan 2, 2011
Reply by Bradford E. White

ENERGY STAR Version 3 white paper

If you thought getting Manual J reports and correct sizing have been difficult in ENERGY STAR Version 2, just wait till Version 3 kicks in.…

Started by Allison A. Bailes III

2 Dec 5, 2010
Reply by Allison A. Bailes III

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