HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.
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Now that my wife and I are involved in BPI training and plan to conduct field test at our residence, the work scope for integrated HVAC has become more involved. We'd like to use our efficient…Continue
Started by John Porterfield. Last reply by John Porterfield on Monday.
Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!Attic ductwork is ubiquitous in extant, single floor, single family housing and we are all too aware of the numerous shortcomings. A number of years ago, I decided…Continue
Started by Steve Waclo. Last reply by Bob Blanchette on Sunday.
Suppose you have a forced-air natural gas furnace. At the end of its life, you are considering replacing it with an ENERGY STAR model. In the cold northern states, that means 95 AFUE with an…Continue
Started by Barbara Smith. Last reply by Ryan Schmidt Nov 13.
Some of the things homeowners,…Continue
Started by Hal Skinner Sep 7.
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. I understand the premise of a zoned system and on the…Continue
Started by Jon LaMonte. Last reply by John Proctor Jul 5.
Hello to everyone again -- This is an update on a building I'm working on for a NG furnace. It's been about a month (a very busy month) since I last posted questions and I have been to the building…Continue
Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Bob Blanchette May 5.
I've been asked by the owner of a theatrical company about heat for her building. It is a single story, 36' x 57' building (almost 2,100 sf) with only a little bathroom partitioned off in one…Continue
Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Kari Sauder Apr 24.
I need some input on an HVAC balancing question --- I have a raised ranch home with a finished basement and an open stairwell connecting the two floors. It's an early '90's build originally equipped…Continue
Started by Kari Sauder. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Nov 8, 2013.