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More stories about Zoning

  • Q&A: Keeping Attics Cool

    Q. A two-story house I'm working on has a zoned air-conditioning system with ductwork running through the hot attic, and the A/C can't keep the upstairs zone cool on hot, sunny days. What's the best way to cool that attic space down -- add gable vents to the existing soffit and ridge vents setup...

  • Q&A: One Furnace or Two?

    Q: What factors must be considered when deciding whether to use a large hot-air furnace with two zones or two smaller furnaces?

  • Products

    Plastic trimboards, orbit sander, miter saw stand, thermostatic by-pass valve, universal socket, vinyl flooring, more

  • Products

    Fold-up pliers, plastic lumber adhesive, arch-top casement windows, site design software, mold-free air conditioning, wax-free toilet gasket, zoned forced-air floor register

  • Trade Talk: Gas-Fired Air Conditioning

    Gas-fired air conditioning

  • Strictly Business: Effective Call Screening

    Screening enquiry calls to find the right customers

  • Fall Protection Update

    In an effort to make fall protection more practical, OSHA continues to refine its alternative strategies. A framing contractor explains how to work safely and meet the regs, but still get the job done.

  • 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.

  • Office Spaces that Work

    With careful design, your office can accommodate your staff, clients, and occasional crew members — and still allow you to get some work done.

  • Practical Engineering: Holding Down the Roof

    Wind uplift on roofs