Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning for Humid Climates
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Air Conditioning for Humid Climates

Balancing cooling with humidity control is a tough job in the coastal South. A... Read more

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Sizing Air Conditioners

To avoid callbacks, many hvac subs size air conditioners using methods that inflate the cooling load. The result is an oversized unit that cools the air, but operates inefficiently and does a poor job of reducing indoor humidity. Three energy engineers explain how to achieve proper cooling without oversizing. Read more

Chilling at Home
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Chilling at Home

Ductless mini-splits offer efficient cooling and outstanding dehumidification,... Read more

Conditioning Energy Recovery Ventilators
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Conditioning Energy Recovery Ventilators

Adding a heat pump lets an ERV help with heating, cooling, and humidity control. Read more

Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them Read more

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Slideshow: Brooklyn Passive House Mechanicals

Here’s a sneak peek at the Mitsubishi ducted mini-split heat pump and Zehnder energy recovery ventilator roughed-in at a Brooklyn, New York, passive house retrofit we’ve been following. Read more

Tags: HVAC, New York

Air Conditioning Instruction

Panned Bays
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Panned Bays

Is it OK to use a joist bay for a return-air plenum in an HVAC system? Read more

Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat
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Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat

Tracking temperature, humidity, set point, and equipment runtime can uncover the... Read more

Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 2 - HVAC
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Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 2 - HVAC

Let’s start with some obvious mistakes that aren’t even visible to most builders... Read more

HVAC Systems
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HVAC Systems

A 20 minute version of my HVAC presentation to the AIA Austin Chapter in August 2013. Read more

Tags: HVAC, Texas
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Bad Odor in HVAC System

That bad smell coming from your customer's A/C might be from construction dust that got onto the coils and condensate pan. Read more

Tags: HVAC, Mold
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