Are you a subscriber but don’t have an online account?

Register for full online access.

 
 
 
 

More stories about Heat-Recovery Systems

  • Indirect-Fired Water Heaters

    In homes heated with a boiler, an indirect-fired tank can provide domestic hot water reliably and efficiently. A pair of industry experts explain what to look for.

  • Letters

    Preventing posts from heaving, comments on legal-pad estimating, Andersen windows revisited, more

  • Building Airtight Homes

    An experienced builder of energy-efficient homes explains the framing and air-sealing details necessary to build a tight, well-ventilated home.

  • Installing A Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    A ventilation contractor explains the ducting, sizing, wiring, and balancing that produce an effective HRV installation.

  • Fine-Tuning Forced-Hot Air

    A heating contractor details how to upgrade from a typical bare-bones heating system to one that delivers comfort and customer satisfaction.

  • Q&A: Air Quality Problem in Entry

    Q: I have been called to solve an air-quality problem at a house with air-lock entries. The house has hydronic heat. The vestibules have no mechanical ventilation, and the air quality is poor. What type of ventilation do you suggest for these very small rooms?

  • Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation System

    Homeowners and code officials are beginning to insist on better mechanical ventilation systems. A ventilation expert helps you choose the best system for your climate.

  • Installing a Radiant Wall

    Sometimes heavy floor coverings, furniture, or built-ins reduce the area available for radiant heating. This heating specialist shows how to turn walls and ceilings into heat emitters.

  • Makeup Air For Combustion Equipment

    Fuel-burning appliances like water heaters, furnaces, and boilers need a steady supply of combustion air to operate safely and efficiently. In today’s tight houses, this means you may have to install dedicated air intakes. In this article, a venting specialist tells you what you need to know.

  • Letters

    More on heating with water heaters, steel stud comments, AIA contract, window energy-cost correction, in praise of crushed stone