July 1, 1997
The kind of ducts you use and the number and types of turns they make dramatically affect HVAC-system performance
May 1, 1997
Q: We recently built a two-story Victorian house in northern Ohio. The contractor ran the hose from exhaust fans in the upstairs bathroom into the soffit cavity where he had installed…
A variation of the Rumford design reflects heat into the room rather than letting it disappear up the chimney
March 1, 1997
You'll save money and stay more comfortable by matching the heating system to your climate, your house and your needs
November 1, 1996
Q: I’m finishing my basement and was wondering about installing radiant heat in the ceiling. Can I let copper tubing rest on top of the drywall for heat transfer, or does the…
Concrete slabs, thin slabs and metal plates offer different ways of routing radiant heat underneath every floor in the home
Forget about weatherstripping doors and windows. Sealing and insulating the attic are the keys to lower heating bills and a more comfortable house.
July 1, 1996
Whenever I'm drilling sheet-metal ducting for screws or rivets, the drill bit raises a burr that prevents the heads from sitting flush with the metal. My solution to this problem…
May 1, 1996
The proper proportions and long-lasting materials make a structure that looks good and helps ventilate house, barn or shop
March 1, 1996
Q: We built a tight house and installed a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) because of our concern about the fresh-air supply. However, the unit tends to whistle, even when it is run…
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