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Attend Codes & Coffee Live at ACCA 2022!

ACCA’s Codes & Coffee is a monthly webinar focusing on the latest codes and standards issues facing the HVACR industry. […]

Don’t Neglect Water Treatment

Much of what Seaman’s Mechanical does involves some sort of process piping using water to move heat from one place […]

7 Reasons Filters Don’t Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) researchers have established that little bitty invisible pieces of stuff that float around in the air […]

The 3 Worst Mistakes Home Builders and Contractors Make in Attics

There is an epidemic of people suffering in most of the 100 million homes across the U.S.  Many of your […]

Are HVAC Design, Air Flow Analysis, Duct Modification, and Commissioning Part of Your Home Performance Process?

As home performance practitioners we can affect the house. We touch every part of the thermal enclosure and can verify […]

Sizing & Selecting HVAC Equipment for Proper Humidity Control

The leading causes for moisture/mold problems in buildings are related to envelope problems (i.e., leaks through roofs, walls, foundations, windows, […]

Ranking Indoor Air Pollutants

That face above is of a physician, alchemist, and astrologer named Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim.  He is deemed […]

Our Business Is Changing Very Rapidly!

Our business in N.Y. State is very involved in a program called Heat Smart. They have recently launched campaigns across […]

Use Static Pressure Measurement to Pinpoint Duct Deficiencies

For more than 25 years we’ve collected HVAC system static pressure measurements from across the country. Based on those numbers, […]

Increasing Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Revenue by Properly Sizing Return Duct Systems

Studies have shown that 80% of homes have undersized return duct systems.  An undersized return duct system reduces the amount […]

What Is the Relative Humidity When It’s Raining?

Serious question here.  Have you ever thought about what the relative humidity is when it’s raining?  I’ve heard people say […]

Removing Constraints in Your Business

Perhaps the most important job of a business owner and leader is to develop their peoples’ strengths. But, our Business […]

Make Dew Point Your Friend

I’ve been on a bit of a mission for the past several years.  My goal is to get more people […]

Make it Bigger: Selling Quality Home Services

So, here’s a warning tale for my contractor friends: I recently needed a tow truck, so I dialed the number […]

Solving the Difficulties of the Low-Load Home

I found out last month that the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is working on a new design manual.  […]

How to Air Seal an Attic “Right and Tight” – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we shared how Attic Systems contractors air seal all the gaps, holes, cracks […]

How to Air Seal an Attic “Right and Tight” – Part 1

When working to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient, simply adding more fiberglass batts or loose fill fiber […]

Are You Making These Mistakes With Manual J?

When you do a heating and cooling load calculation using ACCA Manual J, it’s important to be as accurate as […]

When Choosing a Heating and/or Cooling System Give Your Customer the Choice to Round Down

When choosing the right size heating and cooling system for your customer, it would be a great practice to give […]

Sizing, Installing, And Maintaining An HVAC System

When installing an HVAC system, calculate heating and cooling loads using a recognized method (ACCA Manual J), and ensure you […]

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