Building Science 201: Combustion

July/August 2013
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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July 01, 2013
Over the last decade, weatherization and home performance analysts have become more involved with appraising and testing combustion appliances. This is a positive trend, because these professionals are likely to understand the interaction between the operation of the combustion appliance and competing forces, such as exhaust fans, better than most heating system specialists (see “Current Trends”). As we all know, the parts of a house act as a system, each part affecting the others. The more we understand, the better we can serve the interests of our customers.

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