Ductwork and Combustion Vents: Dangerous Interactions
A home performance contractor and energy auditor investigates trouble in the...
Panasonic Expands Total Home Comfort System with Exterios E
The Exterios E ductless air handler helps re-think the traditional mini-split setup.
Is it OK to use a joist bay for a return-air plenum in an HVAC system?
Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat
Tracking temperature, humidity, set point, and equipment runtime can uncover the...
Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
Part 2 of Allison Bailes series on current ventilation standards and how best to...
More Than 'Tips' Needed to Improve Energy Efficiency
A thorough, step-by-step analysis that treats the home as an integrated system is the only route to true performance improvements, including lower energy bills and better indoor air quality.
A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes
Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s...
Making the Case for Zero-Leak Ducts
Mike MacFarland outlines the benefits of leak-free ducts.
Ultraviolet Lamps and Improved Air Quality
Are ultraviolet (UV) lamps in an HVAC system an effective way to disinfect the air and improve air quality?
A Tale of Two Hazards
There are no clear policies for the two biggest IAQ hazards - carbon monoxide and...