Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Using Geothermal Systems to Provide Economic, Physical Comfort

Geothermal heating and cooling systems have long been rooted in efficiency, relying on the constant temperature of the Earths soil. This white paper explores the benefits - including efficiency and comfort - of geothermal systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ClimateMaster


Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

Sealing Your Home's Thermal Envelope

It is often easy to dismiss the slightest hint of a draft from a light switch or outlet box. Or the small amount of air movement from an entrance door. Maybe some windows are a little drafty. Individually they don’t...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Rhino Linings


Stop Mold Dead with Defensive Building Practices

Stop Mold Dead with Defensive Building Practices

Unfortunately, mold has been a fact of life in residential buildings for decades. It's cost the industry many millions of dollars and led to illnesses and disruption for homeowners and their families. This white paper explores a defensive building product that can significantly reduce the threat of mold in a home.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Eco Building Products


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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.

Electric Radiant Heat Addresses Norway’s Guidelines for Indoor Environment, Air Temperature

Electric Radiant Heat Addresses Norway’s Guidelines for Indoor Environment, Air Temperature

With people indoors 90 percent of the time, the Norwegian Regional Board of Health and the Department of Employment created guidelines for the country’s indoor business environment.  With the employer responsible for indoor air quality, measures were taken to improve conditions for employees.

Tiny Happy Home Blends Indoor and Outdoor Living on Maui

Tiny Happy Home Blends Indoor and Outdoor Living on Maui

In addition to a spacious outdoor entertaining area and a full-size chef’s kitchen, a multi-purpose master bedroom was a must have for the owners.

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units




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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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