Christopher Cadwell's Blog – November 2011 Archive (5)

Notable Results in AC Training

The final survey results of the second week of students in the High Performance HVAC classes.
Here are some notable results of what the students felt that they got out of the course.
  • How to reduce # of registers while improving comfort. 
  • Importance of velocity - amount needed to properly mix air.
  • How to select register types to control noise and performance. 
  • Whole house as…
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Added by Christopher Cadwell on November 28, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Zero Duct Leakage - Yes it is Possible.

What does this mean? How can we get to zero duct leakage?

 

When the testing equipment is not small enough to accurately measure the leakage - then it is called zero - usually below 10 CFM of leakage.

Essentially every seam of all the metal and every inside connection of the…

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Added by Christopher Cadwell on November 23, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Another Week of Awesome AC Training

Another week ahead with the master HVAC installer and trainer - Rick Chitwood.

This is no ordinary course room.* This is the house about to be retrofitted. We just got through the day of reasoning on the background as to why we install AC in…

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Added by Christopher Cadwell on November 22, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Super Efficient HVAC is Easy

Attending a week long class where veteran trainer Rick Chitwood is moderator has been entertaining and joyful. In the class which is inside a house that is being retrofit completely we are now designing and installing a super efficient HVAC system.…



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Added by Christopher Cadwell on November 18, 2011 at 12:30am — 9 Comments

Efficiency - What's missing, maybe?

What can we learn and use from world class organizations, and how they got there? How does this apply to energy efficiency rating and auditing?

The bottom line: They produced and sold what the customer actually wanted and was willing to pay for. There are a lot of other things they did, but all complexities funneled back into the purpose of delivering something…

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Added by Christopher Cadwell on November 9, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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Dirty solar panels

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