Residential HVAC Mythbusting
Two nagging duct questions answered
Part 1: Challenges of Cooling in Hot-Humid Climates [continue reading]
Homeowners in the United States spend $1 out of every $8 of utility costs on cooling their living space. Window air conditioners (A/Cs) are an inexpensive alternative to central systems and are sold in greater numbers ... [continue reading]
Last December’s weather was no more extreme than the norm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where temperatures can swing from above 100°F in summer to below zero in winter. Yet for Air Solutions Heating &... [continue reading]
Recent studies of charge and airflow revealed that as many as eight out of ten A/C systems have incorrect airflow, and seven out of ten systems have incorrect charge. Potential savings from correcting these deficiencies are substantial. [continue reading]
Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]
The relationship between tree shading and summertime home energy consumption has long been a topic of interest, and has been the subject of many simulations and small-scale studies. A recent study, led by Geoffrey Donovan, ... [continue reading]
I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...
I am in San Diego for the Energy Out West conference, and I want to write about it, but while ...