The Search for Thermal Comfort
In the beginning there was woman and man, naked; I assume. The body’s core temperature is stable at about 98 °F. In an outdoor environment with a temperature between 65 to 102 °F, a ...
Whether they have come to the residential housing field from building new homes, remodeling old ones, weatherizing them, supplying building materials for them, or greening them, more and more ... [continue reading]
Q. I am trying to find out how much fresh air is required to be introduced to an apartment by means of a forced-air furnace. I understand that the manufacturer ... [continue reading]
Here’s a submission for your What Were They Thinking? column.The photos show a return plenum on a bare-floor dirt crawlspace in a house where my company replaced the HVAC system. This is ... [continue reading]
If cost and installation barriers can be overcome, tankless water heaters will likely replace the storage water heater that for over 50 years has been a part of American culture. [continue reading]
Q. I have a gas-fueled direct-vent hot water tank. It has been in service since September 2003. I have a water softener as well.We get our water from a ... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...