Category: Building Performance

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 […]

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