A/C in the Southeast, Part 2: The Best Way to Cool Homes in Humid Climates?

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A/C in the Southeast, Part 2: The Best Way to Cool Homes in Humid Climates?

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Thinking Ahead to a Humid Summer

Author: John Proctor
March 01, 2005

Q. I recently read that a variable speed, two stage air conditioner can maintain 50% relative humidity (RH) even when the latent load is 60% of the total load.Would this really work?      &... [continue reading]

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Conditioning the A/C Technician

Author: Mary James
May 01, 2002

A relatively new A/C training system aims to turn A/C technicians into expert diagnosticians. [continue reading]

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Fast Checks for Refrigerant Charge?

Author: Mary James
May 01, 2002

For A/C technicians, new options exist for testing refrigerant charge levels. [continue reading]

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Flow Control Gains in Accuracy

March 01, 2002

A new flow meter is easier to use than a Duct Blaster, and more accurate than the temperature rise method. [continue reading]

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Weatherization Test Drives Spray Sealant

November 01, 2001

New aerosol spray technology can allow weatherization crews to seal even tiny duct leaks in places that are difficult to reach using conventional methods. [continue reading]

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Refreshing Evaporative Coolers

September 01, 2001

        California’s energy woes have focused new attention on energy-saving technologies long considered underutilized. High on the list is evaporative cooling,which lowers the temperature of air by ... [continue reading]

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Roofs Reflect Better Savings

July 01, 2001

Reflective roofing represents one of the most significant energy-saving options available to homeowners and builders. [continue reading]

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Better Breathing Thanks to Good Science

June 16, 2001

About 15 years ago researchers started applying scientific methods and instruments to the study of buildings. [continue reading]

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