Ventilation and Air Quality

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Retrofitting a Heat-Recovery Ventilator

The challenges are finding a good place for the unit and installing the ductwork without butchering interior finishes. Read more

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

Part 2 of Allison Bailes series on current ventilation standards and how best to... Read more

Installing an ERV in a Two-Family Passive House
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Installing an ERV in a Two-Family Passive House

JLC’s Coastal Connection goes on site in Boston, Mass., where Placetailor is... Read more

Finding the Source of a 'Roof Leak'
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Finding the Source of a 'Roof Leak'

The winter had been a dry one, with little precipitation that could lead to ice... 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

Part 2 of Allison Bailes series on current ventilation standards and how best to... Read more

Ventilation And Air Quality Instruction

Commissioning a Ventilation System
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Commissioning a Ventilation System

Commissioning is not a word we hear much in residential construction, but it's a... Read more

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

Installing an ERV in a Two-Family Passive House
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Installing an ERV in a Two-Family Passive House

JLC’s Coastal Connection goes on site in Boston, Mass., where Placetailor is... Read more

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Q&A:Moisture in Post-and-Beam Home

Q. The owners of a post-and-beam we've just completed are having a condensation problem on the inside of the windows. The colder it gets, the more ice develops on the glass, to the point the windows won't open. We used good-quality windows. The temperatur Read more

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