Indoor Air Quality

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Killing Odors in an HVAC System
Ductwork and Combustion Vents:  Dangerous Interactions
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Ductwork and Combustion Vents: Dangerous Interactions

A home performance contractor and energy auditor investigates trouble in the... More

Panasonic Expands Total Home Comfort System with Exterios E
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Panasonic Expands Total Home Comfort System with Exterios E

The Exterios E ductless air handler helps re-think the traditional mini-split setup. 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? 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... 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... More

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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. More

A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes
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A Drywaller’s Approach to Air Sealing Homes

Air leaks through the building shell can have a significant effect on a home’s... More

Making the Case for Zero-Leak Ducts
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Making the Case for Zero-Leak Ducts

Mike MacFarland outlines the benefits of leak-free ducts. More

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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? More

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