John White
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Well, I think it completely depends on the purpose and requirement of the test. Testing one unit in the building makes sense but if you are testing for a small apartment then you should follow the HVAC rules of the test. Checking the individual unit…"
Oct 12
John White replied to Cameron Home Insulation's discussion Why is Air Sealing Important?
"Most attics have insulation which helps reduce heat loss. But it won't stop the air flow. Insulation can actually conceal cracks, gaps, and holes, through which the pressurized air from your home is driven to the attic. You should check the…"
Oct 10
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Oct 10
John White replied to Dav Camras's discussion Experience with new energy monitoring tools such as Curb, Sense, Nerio and Smapee
"It is a whole house monitor device. It is similar to the TED Energy Detective device. Thanks, for sharing knowledge on these breaker box monitoring tools. These devices are really useful for homeowners using HVAC systems."
Oct 8
John White replied to James McGarvey's discussion Mini Split Heat Pumps
"Mini splits are very efficient systems that reduces the heat and energy loss common used as ducted systems. It has two main components an outdoor compressor and indoor air handling units(evaporator). It is easy to install and not only a great…"
Oct 5
John White posted a blog post

Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Follow to Reduce Costs

Every homeowner should be aware of the condition of their heating and cooling system to avoid surprises in energy bills. Annual inspections are the key to reducing maintenance costs over time. Here’s a broader checklist for your fall HVAC maintenance to keep costs to a minimum:1. Replace…See More
Oct 5
John White replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Funky Smell in Ductwork
"Before going to fix your problem of funky smell in duct work, you should try to find out why it is happening? Mold is often found as one of the most common causes of this kind of funky smell from ducts. This mold commonly grow on the condenser coils…"
Oct 2
John White replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Chris Dorsi interview on Building HVAC Science
"Great share. It's going to be very useful for the homeowners and HVAC users to know more about their HVAC units."
Sep 28
John White replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Funky Smell in Ductwork
"Have you checked your plumbing vent line? It might cut out from somewhere, malfunction of vent termination. So check all these things before you can begin to tackle the issue of smell from your ducts. First you have to determine the cause of this…"
Sep 27
John White posted a blog post

Why Fall Is the Best Season to Replace Your Old HVAC System

We all want to make sure our homes are as comfortable and inviting 365 days out of the year. That is why it is very important that our HVAC system and heater system are always operating smoothly. However, it’s best to consider having a thorough air conditioning service, before putting it…See More
Sep 25
John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a vented roof and already have adequate intake venting, you don't need to add more. Additionally, not all roofs need to be vented - there are "hot…"
Sep 24
John White replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Want to read more on duct cleaning pros and cons. Follow the blog https://blog.whitemechanical.com/furnace-duct-cleaning-know-about-their-pros-and-cons/."
Sep 21
John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom
"Condensation on ceiling occurs when the attic space above is poorly ventilated or insulated. The traps heat in the attic, which then warns the ceiling. When the cool air from your living space rises due to humidity in your home then it comes in…"
Sep 19
John White replied to Beverly Lerch's discussion Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans
"If you are using air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.” If you turn on your ceiling fans, turn your air conditioner up 4 degrees to 80 degrees. The ceiling…"
Sep 17
John White posted a blog post

Portable Air Conditioners: Warnings You Should Not Ignore

One of the main drawbacks of portable air conditioners is the low ratings for energy efficiency. Not only do they take up space, these devices waste more energy and are louder than central air conditioners. A more sustainable alternative is energy-efficient air conditioning installation by…See More
Sep 17
John White commented on Corbett Lunsford's video
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5 Types of Ventilation for Controlling Your HOMEChem

"Ventilation is one of the single most important element of an HVAC system. It is generally used to allow fresh outdoor air in your home, control the indoor air quality by diluting or reducing indoor pollutants or allergens and proper ventilation…"
Sep 14

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White Mechanical, Inc.
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Contractor: insulation, Contractor: HVAC, Energy efficiency / Weatherization program administrator or implementer / evaluator, Engineer, Realtor
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HVAC Excellence, NATE
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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Follow to Reduce Costs

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 2:09am 0 Comments

Every homeowner should be aware of the condition of their heating and cooling system to avoid surprises in energy bills. Annual inspections are the key to reducing maintenance costs over time. Here’s a broader checklist for your fall HVAC maintenance to keep costs to…

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Why Fall Is the Best Season to Replace Your Old HVAC System

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 2:51am 0 Comments

We all want to make sure our homes are as comfortable and inviting 365 days out of the year. That is why it is very important that our HVAC system and heater system are always operating smoothly. However, it’s best to consider having a thorough air conditioning service,…

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Portable Air Conditioners: Warnings You Should Not Ignore

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 1:43am 0 Comments

One of the main drawbacks of portable air conditioners is the low ratings for energy efficiency. Not only do they take up space, these devices waste more energy and are louder than central air conditioners. A more sustainable alternative is energy-efficient air…

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5 Benefits of Installing Ductless Air Conditioners

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 1:29am 1 Comment

Ductless air conditioning systems allow you to break away from larger units that weave ductwork throughout your home. With a ductless ac installation, small groups are installed in each area of your home providing heated or cooled air directly where it is needed. Here are 5…

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At 7:11am on April 30, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi John,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos, and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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