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A Case Study in Converting from Two-Pipe Steam to Hydronic Heating
Conventional fireplaces are incompatible with new, tighter housing, or with weatherized homes because of their large air requirements and the incomplete combustion products they produce. [continue reading]
Ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs), also called geothermal heat pumps or ground-coupled heat pumps, are gaining popularity as efficient space-conditioning systems. [continue reading]
When it comes to heating and cooling systems, consumers are concerned with comfort, as well as price, according to an independent study. Contracting Business magazine wanted to determine what consumers want from their heating and cooling systems. [continue reading]
Almost everybody knows when they are cold, but it is difficult to predict an individual's thermal comfort for a particular set of conditions. [continue reading]
Most steam heating systems in use today are oversized, and downsizing those systems can deliver attractive savings. [continue reading]
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]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...