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Five villains to watch

If you’re not getting the right amount of comfort from your heating and air conditioning system, there are five likely culprits. Here they are, as outlined in a recent article by David Richardson, a curriculum developer and trainer at the National Comfort Institute (NCI), which focuses on improving, measuring, and verifying HVAC and [...]

By |2017-09-22T17:43:58+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Indoor Air Quality|0 Comments

Insulation materials vary

Insulation ductwork comes in a variety of formats, depending on the home’s requirements. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the formats when choosing insulation for your home. The most common material is galvanized steel. It’s coated with zinc, which prevents rusting and eliminates the need for painting. Fabric or fiber ducts often are made [...]

By |2017-10-02T19:50:10+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Ductwork, Energy Efficiency, Tips|0 Comments

Thoughts on insulation

Insulating your ducts is valuable because it reduces temperature loss through the duct system, but there are pros and cons to consider. Nicholas Griewahn, associate professor of HVACR, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., summed it up recently at a panel assembled by Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. “If I were to ask a [...]

By |2017-10-02T19:50:25+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Ductwork, Energy Efficiency, Tips|0 Comments

5 advantages of ductless heat pumps

Mitsubishi, a manufacturer of heat pumps for many years, is a strong advocate of ductless heat pumps. Here it tackles five misconceptions about ductless heat pumps: They Are More Expensive To Run Than Oil Or Gas Heaters This is demonstrably false. The cost saving associated with split-ductless heat pumps is dependent upon a number [...]

By |2017-12-05T21:58:17+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Ductless, Products|0 Comments