Use Duct-Free HVAC Technology to Build a High-Performance Home

Use Duct-Free HVAC Technology to Build a High-Performance Home

A new alternative for high-performance heating and cooling is the duct-free mini split system that offers a number of significant benefits over the traditional forced-air system. This white paper explores the ways in which duct-free HVAC technology contributes to a high performance home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: LG HVAC


National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

National and Local Incentives Make Geothermal Affordable

The lure of geothermal systems is attractive: clean, efficient heating and cooling and minuscule monthly energy bills compared to traditional air-handling methods. Hooking consumers, however, isn’t always so easy. It’s at least becoming easier, thanks to an array of incentives...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Radiant Heat: What Is Radiant Heat and What Are Its Advantages?

Most of us have lived with forced air heating systems. These systems heat air within the furnace as its blower forces the heated air throughout the house via ducts. Radiant heat, however, is a completely different, more efficient, method of heating a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


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The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

5 tips for fighting mold, humidity

Fungus can permanently damage homes, threaten occupant health

Take action to keep summer energy bills in check

Take action to keep summer energy bills in check

Zehnder America offers 6 tips to save energy this summer

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

3 secrets to living in an ICF home

Homebuyers tend to look at using ICF construction for energy efficiency and strength.

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Electric Radiant Heat: Lower temperature and larger heating area

Radiant heating is better at maintaining an even temperature than traditional heating systems.

Heating technology has come a long way

Heating technology has come a long way

How conductive polymer is changing today's heating technology.

Why Radiant Floor Heating is Best

Why Radiant Floor Heating is Best

There are many reasons to consider radiant heating for your home, but here are some of the best reasons.

Bedroom CO2 levels impact restful sleep

Bedroom CO2 levels impact restful sleep

Fresh air solutions improve interior ventilation

4 strategies for avoiding home asthma triggers

4 strategies for avoiding home asthma triggers

Bringing in fresh, filtered air key to preventing problems

Results Are In: Testing Confirms ERV Boosts Indoor Air Quality in Family Home

When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof. Sadly, the family soon started suffering from indoor air quality issues that took years to solve, until they discovered and installed a energy recovery ventilator (ERV).


Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Builders can step away from complicated technical jargon about smart home automation and introduce it for what it is: a lifestyle.

Testing confirms ERV boosts home's IAQ

Testing confirms ERV boosts home's IAQ

Zehnder solution reduces slew of airborne contaminants

Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease infection is most common in the spring, summer, and fall, so now is a good time to become more aware of how to prevent and treat it.

Save the date for the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta

Save the date for the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta

The show welcomes HVACR professionals serving commercial, industrial, residential and institutional markets.

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.

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Better indoor air quality is one of the key benefits of green homes. Learn about the many factors that affect home air quality and what builders and homeowners can do to improve the air we breathe.

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