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  • Q&A: Using Dry Sand in a Radiant Floor

    Q: How do you go about using sand instead of concrete for thermal mass in a radiant floor, as mentioned in the Sept. ’98 article "Hardwood Flooring Over Radiant Heat"?

  • Best-Practice Energy Upgrades

    Here are five cost-effective ways to cut energy costs in new construction and remodels.

  • Installing Direct-Vent Space Heaters

    Proper installation of these fan-assisted units can provide comfortable, energy-efficient heat in room additions and small dwellings.

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  • Installing Radiant Snowmelting

    The same technology used in radiant slabs also works outdoors to melt snow from drives and walkways. A heating contractor explains how to schedule and install a radiant snowmelt system.

  • 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.

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  • Making Sense of the Energy Code

    The MEC provides three ways to comply: simple prescriptive rules, a “tradeoff” approach, and performance design. An energy consultant tells how to decide which method best fits your project.

  • A Builder's Guide to Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Installed correctly, ground-source heat pumps can provide comfortable, efficient heating in many climates. Here’s an overview of the available options.