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Bath fan weirdness

I recently measured disappointing bath fan flows at a project - both being below our program minimum of 50cfm. The builder had the installe…

Started by Mark Furst

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Reply by Bruce Fillmore

Mini split installation location

Reaching out to the experts today to ask about location of installation of a mini split.  I'm a realtor, not an HVAC contractor.   I'm work…

Started by Jan Green

14 Sep 27
Reply by Jan Green

Think of the house as a really big duct

There is an article in the June 9 issue of ACHR News magazine that might help a lot people understand why the house is really part of the d…

Started by Frank Spevak

2 Sep 21
Reply by John White

What's the Most Profitable HVAC Job for Your Company?

Simple Question - In your experience, What has been the most profitable HVAC job for your company? If you're not sure, feel free to state y…

Started by Wayne Melancon

4 Sep 18
Reply by Franco Oyuela

Tankless water heating and existing gas lines

If a tankless water heater is installed in an older home with existing gas lines that serve the furnace and stove, how do you determine if…

Started by Julie Saporito

5 Sep 14
Reply by Kent Browning

Let's solve this HVAC quiz!!!

Answer these three simple problems of your HVAC systems, let's see how much you know your system and its reasons of such problems. Problem…

Started by Aaren Stewart

7 Sep 6
Reply by John White

DIY Filter Solution for an Evaporative Cooler, anyone?

If your general "info@" e-mail inbox is like mine, it is 95% SPAM but once in a while, as long as you catch it, there is an informed, well-…

Started by Leslie Jackson

8 Sep 5
Reply by Leslie Jackson

Hoping to know more about the two-stage furnaces

I Would like to get some information on how to pick a furnace filter? I was thinking of furnace rental, as the furnace in our home is worki…

Started by Dennis

4 Sep 5
Reply by Allan P Fisher

Very old boiler, converted to gas from coal

Homeowner has a very old boiler, showing former use of coal before it was converted to natural gas. Online, I read that even these old boil…

Started by Lucyna de Barbaro

2 Aug 6
Reply by Don Hynek

Outdoor Reset

Can some of you weigh in on what you feel is the best wired outdoor reset and why?  I am currently installing my building envelope and need…

Started by Sean Wiens

0 May 27

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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
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Bruce Fillmore replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
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Tray Biasiolli replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
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Charles Buell replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
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