Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

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Weatherization and Indoor Air Quality

Air sealing is one of the best ways to lower heating-and-cooling bills for many home weatherization programs, and especially so for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Most homes receive blower door-guided air sealing to ...

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Concrete Software

Author: John Gajda
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January 01, 2005

       The number of concrete homes is growing, and now there is software available to correctly size HVAC equipment in these homes. In 1993, the above-grade concrete wall market for single-family detached ... [continue reading]

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What's Up with Duct Tape?

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November 01, 2004

New tests for duct tape include testing the strapping that holds duct connections together and testing the longevity of duct sealants. [continue reading]

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Heating with Oil - New Developments

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July 01, 2004

Because of new burner technologies, low sulfur fuels, and bio fuels, North Americans are finding out what Europeans have known for a while - heating with oil makes good sense. [continue reading]

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Preventing Particle Penetration

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March 01, 2004

With residents' health increasingly dependent on a home's indoor air quality, ventilation strategies become more important than ever. [continue reading]

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Reducing Air Handler Electricity Use: More Than Just a Better Motor

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November 01, 2003

        These days, manufacturers are able to produce relatively efficient appliances for people’s homes. It is not uncommon to see A/C units with SEER 14, or furnaces with ... [continue reading]

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Garbage Bags and Laundry Baskets

Author: Iain Walker
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November 01, 2003

Homemade air flow diagnostic tools get professionally tested. [continue reading]

Degree Days Shuffle

Jim Gunshinan

Degree Days Shuffle

A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...

Cool—and Warm—Clothing

Jim Gunshinan

Cool—and Warm—Clothing

“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...

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