Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in the home are major comfort factors, and can even be health concerns. Making sure you install a cost-effective HVAC system with a long life is essential for a well-rounded project.


Three scalable solutions for enclosure offer options for efficiency 

April 08, 2016

Around 60 percent of U.S. households have a central cooling system, and most new homes are built with central air conditioning, so a change in standards would have widespread effects.

Home automation device hijacks homes’ HVAC systems

Amazon Echo. Photo: Rob Albright/Creative Commons.

March 23, 2016

Amazon’s Echo home automation device reportedly took things into its own hands and adjusted thermostats without owners’ authority.

HVAC, ducts

Small, one-level homes can be served by a single main duct chase running through a dropped ceiling in a central hallway.

October 05, 2015

A compact duct system can help meet this increasingly common challenge

August 24, 2015

Image courtesy Building America Solution Center

August 14, 2015

Energy-efficient homes require careful attention to indoor air quality.

Air Quality, tight construction, home building, ventilation

Historically, residential ventilation wasn’t considered a problem by builders or homeowners because it was largely believed that operable windows and high rates of enclosure leakage provided enough outside air in the home.

August 14, 2015

People spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, with the majority of that time spent in their homes

June 29, 2015

The new roof product is being developed by The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia

Exterior view of M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH).
June 11, 2015

Houston-area builder M Street Homes' first Zero Energy Ready Home employs a unique bundled arrangement of mechanical systems 


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