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Thinking Ahead to a Humid Summer

Author: John Proctor
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March 01, 2005

Q. I recently read that a variable speed, two stage air conditioner can maintain 50% relative humidity (RH) even when the latent load is 60% of the total load.Would this really work?      &... [continue reading]

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Smart and Cool - The Art of Air Conditioning

Author: John Proctor
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January 01, 2005

Common misconceptions can contribute to a home environment that is too cold, too hot, or too humid. [continue reading]

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Improving Attic Thermal Performance

Author: Danny Parker
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November 01, 2004

With metal roofing systems becoming more popular for new construction and retrofits, the Florida Solar Energy Center wanted to learn more about these roofing systems and their effect on thermal performance. [continue reading]

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Modern Evaporative Coolers

Author: Larry Kinney
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September 01, 2004

Not all evaporative coolers are created equal. Modern machines operate more efficiently and with much less fuss than the old swamp coolers did. [continue reading]

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Kicking the Air Conditioner Habit

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July 01, 2003

Ventilation cooling in a well-designed home can make air conditioning obsolete. [continue reading]

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Conditioning the A/C Technician

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 2002

A relatively new A/C training system aims to turn A/C technicians into expert diagnosticians. [continue reading]

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Fast Checks for Refrigerant Charge?

Author: Mary James
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May 01, 2002

For A/C technicians, new options exist for testing refrigerant charge levels. [continue reading]

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Flow Control Gains in Accuracy

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March 01, 2002

A new flow meter is easier to use than a Duct Blaster, and more accurate than the temperature rise method. [continue reading]

My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In

Jim Gunshinan

My Energy Upgrade California—The Numbers Are In

Here are the final numbers for my Energy Upgrade California home retrofit.   Table 1. Air Leakage (CFM50)   Test-in air ...

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

Mark Bello

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...

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