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Acoustics & Soundproofing

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    Soundproofing Outdoor Generators and Condensers

    Special mounts, acoustic blankets, and properly sized barriers are all part of the solution.

     
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    Products

    Stainless-Steel Wiring Staples - Insulating Fire-Block - Site Shop Setup - Premium Sliders - Rust-Resistant Post Mount - Clear Storm Panels - Soundproofing Solution

     
  • Soundproofing a Through-Wall Air Conditioner

    Q. My neighbor has a noisy through-the-wall air conditioner that runs day and night. So that I could get a better night's sleep, I thought I would offer to build him a soundproof box he could place around the AC unit, before I resort to more drastic measu

     
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    Products

    Air blocker; quick frieze; decking; exterior doors; ventilation

     

Air Conditioning

 

HVAC

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    Comfort Sync Thermostat

    This feature-rich controller can be operated over the Internet via smart phone or tablet

     
  • Designed for Reliability

    Rinnai’s Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater puts the heat exchanger on the bottom

     
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    Compact HRV

    The Flex 100H heat-recovery ventilator is designed for homes with less than 2,000 square feet of floor space

     
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    Garage Ventilator

    This 7-cfm continuous-exhaust fan goes on the floor and ducts to the outside

     
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    Q Premier Boiler

    A 132,000-Btu boiler and a 24-gallon charged indirect hot-water tank in one compact unit

     
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    Central Vac

    The Intervac is an inexpensive alternative to a whole-house vacuum

     
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    SEER 25 Air Conditioner

    Lennox says the XC25 can dehumidify a house without overcooling it

     
  • Solar Skeptics

    Reader feedback on "Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System"

     
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    Residential Condensing Tank

    Rheem's High-Efficiency Condensing PDV Water Heater uses high-efficiency condensing technology

     
  • Smoke Signals (Subscriber content)

    High-performance HVAC in the Sistine Chapel

     
  • Light-Colored Parking Lots

    Heat-reflecting asphalt can be as much as 40° cooler.

     
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    Quiet Exhaust Fan

    NuToneís LPN80 produces just one sone of noise and fits in a 2x4 wall

     
  • Vent Insulation Clearance

    What are the requirements for Type B vent pipe?

     
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    Solar-Powered Skylight

    Velux's Fresh Air Skylight uses a solar panel to recharge a battery-powered control system

     
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    Downsized Programming

    Honeywell's Prestige IAQ thermostat is 60% smaller than the companyís other programmable models

     
  • Owens Corning is scrambling to remedy a manufacturing problem that has caused some of its EcoTouch batts to give off a strong and persistent ¬burnt sugar® smell.

    "Overbaked" Fiberglass Batts Linked to Odor Problem

    Owens-Corning looks to better quality control to deal with a strong-smelling batt problem

     
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    Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System (Subscriber content)

    With the right design, installation is straightforward and payback time is shorter than ever

     
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    Roof-Friendly Solar

    Certainteedís polycrystalline Apollo Solar Roofing is lighter than many similar products, the company says

     
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    Bath-Fan Switch

    The DewStop switch turns the fan on or off in response to humidity and dew-point levels

     
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    Disappearing Ridge Vent

    The SmartRidge vent has a baffle on one side only so it's hidden from the street

     
 
 
 
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