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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Let's Play Stump the Chump!

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Send in your stumpers! You know - that problem house, symptom or combination of symptoms that confounded the homeowner and challenged all your building science savvy to solve. Send BPI a description of the problem &... [continue reading]

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Air Sealing and the CAZ

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After I described how air can get sucked down the chimney and vent connector and flue, and out the draft diverter of the gas water heater, and into the basement, the mother, who was now ... [continue reading]

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Sales Up, Profits Down? Wondering Why?

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To understand the phenomenon of sales being up and profits being down, you first have to understand how 90–95% of current company owners in our industry got started. This may not be your story, but ... [continue reading]

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Multifamily Ventilation Retrofits for Energy Savings

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Optimizing Complex Residential HVAC Systems

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With today’s escalating energy costs, the residential construction industry is seeing the advantage of automated building controls as a means to help its customers save energy. Home builders, home performance contractors, and HVAC ... [continue reading]

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Incorporating Home Performance into HVAC

Author: Thomas Dolan
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On one hand, it would seem that for the HVAC contractor, incorporating home performance into his offering would be a natural progression. On the other hand, there are many obstacles to doing so, not least ... [continue reading]

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