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Healthy Indoors (IAQ)

The Healthy Indoors group is focused on indoor air quality (IAQ), mold, moisture control, radon, lead, air duct cleaning & HVAC hygiene, and building performance/ building science-related topics that affect the healthiness of our indoor environments, like air leakage.

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Started by Bob Krell. Last reply by Vicki Auditore May 17. 6 Replies

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5 Types of Ventilation for Controlling Your HOMEChem

Ventilation is simple in concept- it moves bad air out and good air in. But the applications can be intensely confusing- Grace and Corbett help peel the onion of controlling home performance dynamics (and the HOMEChem issues we’re learning more and more about) using fans and controls available around the world. Featured systems are AirCycler,

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Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials

Insulation and air sealing are two of the most common interventions performed in energy efficiency upgrades, and yet they can introduce many chemicals of concern into buildings. That’s why Healthy Building Network (HBN) teamed up with Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) and other partner organizations to consider healthier insulation and air sealing materials and how

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Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

The city has another serious water problem. By Christopher Flavelle From Climate Changed — One morning in June, Douglas Yoder climbed into a white government SUV on the edge of Miami and headed northwest, away from the glittering coastline and into the maze of water infrastructure that makes this city possible. He drove past drainage canals

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Comment by Rob on June 20, 2018 at 12:56pm

Hello,

Has anyone tried custom filtering of window AC units? Specifically concerned with restricting flow and overburdening the unit's motor. Wondering what MERV filter is 'safe' here. Tips welcomed, thanks.

-Rob

 

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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

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Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
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