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Building HVAC Science -Comfort, health & energy efficiency

Aug 30, 2019

“True genius lies not in doing the extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

General Louis H. Wilson, Jr.



Building science principles are few and fairly straightforward; ordinary, perhaps.

 

HAM: A lot of it amounts to control the flow of Heat, Air and Moisture.

 

But, like so many...


Aug 23, 2019

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.

George Carlin



Yep, Radon is force of evil.

 

Pure evil.

Colorless.

Odorless.

Deadly.

 

But sneaky. It’s deadly over decades.

 

My good friend Dick Kornbluth joins me to unravel the intricacies of all aspects of Radon – a colorless, odorless,...


Aug 16, 2019

 

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean



While we picked a specific topic, this is a wide-ranging episode with my friend in the industry, Eric Stromquist of Stromquist.com – 2nd generation controls distributor based out of Atlanta, GA.



We...


Aug 9, 2019

To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Buddha



HVAC and building performance contractors are seeing more homes built or retrofit to tighter levels. Blower door test outs like 3, 2, 1 ACH50 or less.

 

What do you do when the “house can’t...


Aug 1, 2019

In this age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need of personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk.

William H. McRaven (American Solider)


Attention all HVAC Techs:

Soon someone will be looking over your shoulder.

 

Not it’s not the Homeowner, with severe coffee breath and a million...