Part 1: Evaluation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps as Supplemental and Full System Retrofits in a Hot-Humid Climate
More stringent energy efficiency standards and the demand for higher efficiency are increasing the popularity of technologies such as mini-split heat pumps (MSHPs). The market for ductless heat pumps is growing 10–30% annually. The U....
In our efforts to improve forced-air distribution systems, alternatives to forced air are often overlooked, but hydronic heating systems are an attractive option that can deliver superior efficiency and comfort. [continue reading]
Building codes in Washington state and Bonneville Power Administration's specifications for new residential construction require mechanical ventilation systems. [continue reading]
As the 1990s unfold, look for a new kind of energy-efficient heating and cooling appliance-a heat pump powered by an internal combustion engine that runs on natural gas. [continue reading]
You probably never considered the power consumption of those Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets (fondly known as GFCIs) in bathrooms, kitchens, ...
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Pearl Certification are now collaborating to ensure that the Home Energy Rating System (...