When Retrofitting A/C, Do the Ducts Too?

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When Retrofitting A/C, Do the Ducts Too?

Three contractors weigh in on the often complicated decision homeowners have to make when repairing, reconfiguring, or replacing their ducts.

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Carbon Monoxide Problems from New Furnaces

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May 01, 1997

Carbon Monoxide (CO) can creep into living spaces and cause a variety of health problems, sometimes even death. While old or poorly maintained gas furnaces and other older appliances are often the sources of CO, new heating appliances also cause CO problems. [continue reading]

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Unvented Gas Space Heaters: Drainless Sinks?

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September 01, 1996

The other day I went to the building supply store looking for materials for my kitchen remodel. [continue reading]

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Putting Pressure on Building Codes

Author: David Brook
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September 01, 1996

Last winter, in Oregon's Willamette Valley, a family was spending their first season in a new custom colonial-style house. [continue reading]

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Clearing the Air: Filters for Residential Forced-Air Systems

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July 01, 1996

Residential energy auditors commonly find problems caused by dust and other airborne particles in forced-air heating and cooling systems. [continue reading]

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Mechanical Ventilation for the Home

Author: Don Stevens
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March 01, 1996

All houses and apartments need an efficient way to exhaust stale, moist indoor air and introduce outdoor air. [continue reading]

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Air Sealing in Occupied Homes

Author: David Keefe
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November 01, 1995

There are few areas of residential construction that are so commonly misunderstood as air movement within and through houses. [continue reading]

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Carbon Monoxide from Ovens: A Serious IAQ Problem

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September 01, 1995

Traditionally, few people have considered gas ovens to be a major source of carbon monoxide (CO), even though all their exhaust products are often vented directly into the indoor air of a residence. Yet unvented space heaters with a similar output of combustion gases have been banned in many states because of indoor air quality (IAQ) dangers inherent in their use. [continue reading]

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Combustion Safety Checks: How Not to Kill Your Clients

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March 01, 1995

Heating contractors, inspectors, and energy auditors all have different approaches to inspecting combustion appliances. Combustion problems come in various sizes and shapes, and individual tests may not by themselves prove if the house is actually safe. [continue reading]

Spend a Weekend Weatherizing Your House: You Will Reap the Benefits for Years

Lee Wallender

Spend a Weekend Weatherizing Your House: You Will Reap the Benefits for Years

If you could tackle a few easy tasks that would keep you warm and snug all winter – and save ...

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

Mike Kandel

BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard Published as ANSI Standard

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that BPI-1100-T-2014: Home Energy Auditing Standard has been published ...

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