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HVAC

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    Products

    Shower heat exchanger; snap-together footer form; itch-free batts; lightweight attic hoist; deck-ledger flashing; truck-seat protection; not-so-dusty drywall

     
  • Improved Deck Ledger Flashing

    Locks over edge of the first decking board; diverts water and debris.

     
  • Better Bath Fan

    Re-design of widely installed unit optimizes noise reduction, energy efficiency.

     
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    Products

    Foam sealant; self-adhesive tile underlayment; geothermal heat pump; metal countertops; solar-powered exterior fixture; more

     
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    Package Deal

    Rheem’s SolPak solar hot-water heating package.

     
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    Hot Wired

    The high-efficiency DSZC16 ComfortNet heat pump by Goodman is performance-rated at 16 SEER for cooling and 9.5 HSPF for heating.

     
  • Quieter Bath Fan

    Broan’s new Ultra Silent Series QTRE080R retrofit bath fan is designed to be installed from below the ceiling.

     
  • Automatic Exhaust Fan Control

    The DewStop bath-fan control by GTR Technologies monitors air for high humidity and activates the room’s exhaust fan as needed.

     
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    RenewAbility Heat Recovery

    By recovering heat from household wastewater, the Power-Pipe can reduce water-heating expenses by up to 40 percent, the maker says.

     
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    Custom Kit

    Fantech’s Kitchen Ventilation System contains all the components needed to build a custom range hood: a stainless steel hood liner, a remote inline fan, and an optional inline silencer.

     
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    Make-Up Air Duct Fittings

    High-volume exhaust hoods can create negative pressure in a tightly built house, which can cause backdrafting of gas-heating appliance flues.

     
  • High-Tech Range Hood

    Part of Jenn-Air’s new Glass Collection, the 32-inch JXP5032WS Perimetric Hood looks more like a flat-screen TV than a kitchen ventilation appliance.

     
  • Cost-Cutting Heat-Pump Water Heater

    The Geyser heat-pump water heater connects to the tank of an existing water heater or any similar insulated storage tank but runs more economically than standard electric or gas-fired units, says the manufacturer.

     
  • Solar-Assisted Heat Pump

    Advertised as the first solar-assisted heat pump in the industry, the Lennox XPG20 Sun Source Comfort System has a photovoltaic panel that helps power the unit’s outside fan.

     
  • Balanced Energy-Recovery Ventilator

    Panasonic’s WhisperComfort Spot energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) is mounted in the ceiling like an exhaust fan, but — unlike a simple fan — it draws in fresh air to balance the volume of exhaust air while also transferring heat and humidity between the two air streams with its “capillary core”...

     
  • Efficient Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    When outside temperatures are a chilly 32°F, Venmar’s EKO 1.5 heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) uses a polypropylene core to transfer up to 75 percent of the heat from the exhaust to the supply air, says the manufacturer.

     
  • Programmable Bath Fan Controller

    Air-quality standards may require either continuous use or high-volume intermittent use of exhaust ventilation.

     
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    Products

    Snow-melting stair mats; modulating gas fireplace; efficient heat-pump water heater; permeable pavement; sump pump; more

     
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    Products

    Wall-mounted heaters; quick disconnect; screws for exotic hardwoods; foil sheathing; flexible ducts; rot-resistant pine; more

     
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    Products

    Anti-sweat valve for toilets; cold-weather spray foam; solar-powered dimmer for tubular skylights; standard-width high-performance range; faux slate roofing; more

     
 
 
 
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