Category: Residential Buildings

3 Issues Impacting Homeowner Comfort and Health You Need to Know About

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

An Air and Moisture Mystery in a Trendy Restaurant

I’ve got the curse, you know. I can’t walk into a building and not check out what’s going on with […]

Case Closed: Ducts Don’t Belong in Unconditioned Attics

About the worst place you can install a duct is up against the roof deck. Dave Roberts, a senior engineer […]

How Bad Is Compressed Fiberglass Insulation Really?

I’ve been guilty of perpetuating a myth. Not long ago I wrote an article in which I said, when installing […]

Lower Electric Bills by Considering The Entire Home

To truly maximize savings on electricity bills, a contractor must take the blinders off. Instead of focusing on just the […]

The New Code Requirements for Buried Ducts

Two articles ago, I wrote about what can happen when you bury ducts in attic insulation. The Home Innovations Research […]

The “V” in HVAC: Ventilation and Your Health – Proper Bathroom Ventilation

Over the coming months, I plan to address several aspects of HVAC. Today, I want to focus on the “V” […]

HVAC Retrofits for Older Buildings

Many older homes are a popular target for remodeling by homeowners who seek dwellings with vintage charm but demand 21st […]

Is It OK to Bury Ducts in Attic Insulation?

Water vapor from the air condenses on air conditioning ducts in humid climates. It’s as normal as poorly insulated bonus […]

Is It OK to Ventilate a Home with Attic Air?

I’ve seen some crazy things done to homes. It’s usually someone’s attempt to make things better. Sometimes that someone is […]

Making Home Performance Work WITHOUT Rebates

What would happen to your Home Performance business if rebates disappeared?  Are you prepared to generate business and revenue without […]

A Little History of MAD AIR

A lot of discoveries and research work over the past four decades have led to our current understanding of air […]

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