Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

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Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps

 High-efficiency technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs) have significant potential to improve space-heating efficiency and reduce energy costs for houses in cold climates. ASHP technology has been available for many years, but until ...

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A Guide to Installing Window Air Conditioners

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October 31, 2013

Homeowners in the United States spend $1 out of every $8 of utility costs on cooling their living space. Window air conditioners (A/Cs) are an inexpensive alternative to central systems and are sold in greater numbers ... [continue reading]

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Backdrafting Appliances: Causes and Fixes

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September 10, 2013

Homeowners and contractors need to know that when they replace 70%- or 80%-efficient furnaces with 90%-efficient furnaces and leave standard atmospheric draft water heaters orphaned, old atmospheric water heaters may backdraft, creating CO problems for ... [continue reading]

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Building Science 201: Combustion

Author: Rick Karg
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July 01, 2013

The more we understand about combustion appliances, the better we can serve the houses we work in. [continue reading]

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Getting Started in Home Performance Contracting

Author: Chuck Colgan
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June 16, 2013

Thirteen steps to taking your contracting services to the next level [continue reading]

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HVAC Contractors: Survive and Prosper in Hard Times

Author: Colin Genge
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April 01, 2013

The International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC 2009 and 2012) require HVAC ducts to be tested to prove a minimum leakage of a rather easily obtained 12 CFM/100 square feet of conditioned floor area. While many states and localities ... [continue reading]

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Quality Management Systems: Those Who Abandoned You May Come Home

Author: Bill Kinnard
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April 01, 2013

Month after month, you review your maintenance agreement numbers and find that they are dwindling each time you look at them. The last few years may have been tough in a lot of different areas ... [continue reading]

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

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Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...

Speaking the Same Language: The Importance of Open Standards in Energy Efficiency

Dave Yeager

Speaking the Same Language: The Importance of Open Standards in Energy Efficiency

Open standards provide the backbone for many markets and industries. The Internet itself could not exist without the collaborative, agreed-upon ...

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