All Discussions Tagged 'HVAC' (10)

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Is my HVAC Guy correct? 2 systems instead of 1 system with Dampers

I'll soon be working on converting a second floor of a residential building that was never finished and is being used as an attic for the…

Started by scottscontracting

54 Nov 9, 2013
Reply by Curt Kinder

Check it out! The video every HVAC contractor should see.

Here’s an inside look at incorporating home performance into your HVAC business from two of the industry's leading contractors. Learn how s…

Started by Mike Kandel

0 Sep 3, 2013

Know Your House Facts

Faced with Home Manager retirement, what should a homeowner do? Know your House Facts.  By design, “Variable Air Volume” is the foundation…

Started by Gary LaForge

4 Sep 1, 2013
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Selecting a Water Heater

I am looking at updating the heating and water heating systems in a rental home I recently purchased.  Currently, there is a 4 year old Bur…

Started by Johnny Ritzo

15 Jul 16, 2013
Reply by Joe Romero

Call for presenters...Illinois Better Buildings: Better Business Conference

December 10-11, 2013 near Chicago O’Hare Stay up-to-date on residential, multifamily and small commercial building best practices, expand y…

Started by Anna Svensson

0 May 1, 2013

BPI Issues Open Call for Volunteers to Serve on its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification Scheme Committee

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) seeks volunteers to serve on a scheme committee for its Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance…

Started by Mike Kandel

2 Jan 11, 2013
Reply by Mike Kandel

Which one is better? Hi-Velocity vs traditional Forced Air sol'ns for the home

I am guessing this topic has come up before however I am hoping some HVAC folks out there would help me understand the advantages and dis-a…

Started by g.domenico

3 Jul 21, 2012
Reply by Bob Blanchette

BPI Works with NATE and NORA to Expand Accreditation Options for the HVAC Contractor

Calling all HVAC contractors! BPI is working with NATE and NORA to expand accreditation options for HVAC contracting companies. BPI has es…

Started by Cierra Mooney

1 Apr 7, 2012
Reply by Jason Kaylor

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

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