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Floor level return added to attic ductwork.

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays! Attic ductwork is ubiquitous in extant, single floor, single family housing and we are all too aware of…

Started by Steve WacloLatest Reply

Now for Something Different

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…

Started by John PorterfieldLatest Reply

Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or 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 LaMonteLatest Reply

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Now for Something Different

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…

Started by John Porterfield

2 Jan 12
Reply by John Porterfield

Floor level return added to attic ductwork.

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays! Attic ductwork is ubiquitous in extant, single floor, single family housing and we are all too aware of…

Started by Steve Waclo

1 Dec 14, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Furnace with ECM: How to Model

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…

Started by Barbara Smith

5 Nov 13, 2014
Reply by Ryan Schmidt

Exposed AC and ducts. How would you like to tackle this??

Some of the things homeowners, business owners and maintenance staff will do to help a struggling AC system is unbelieveable.  I am using T…

Started by Hal Skinner

0 Sep 7, 2014

ENERGY STAR Furnaces & Failure of DOE Standard

Any speculation on why DOE was not able to make its new minimum federal standard for furnaces stick? http://aceee.org/blog/2013/01/why-does

Started by Barbara Smith

7 Aug 15, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Conditioned air in the attic? Not us.

i have read in this group where someone suggested conditioned air in the attic.  This being done to make the cooling and heating equipment…

Started by Hal Skinner

0 Aug 14, 2014

Are Zoned Heating/Cooling Systems a Good or 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

24 Jul 5, 2014
Reply by John Proctor

How to Read Load Calculation Reports

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) si…

Started by Kari Sauder

37 May 5, 2014
Reply by Bob Blanchette

Needed: High Efficiency NG HVAC for a 2,100 sf single story building

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 s…

Started by Kari Sauder

15 Apr 24, 2014
Reply by Kari Sauder

raised ranch heating, can't balance it

I need some input on an HVAC balancing question --- I have a raised ranch home with a finished basement and an open stairwell connecting th…

Started by Kari Sauder

17 Nov 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

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