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Solar In the City

Solar In the City

A renovated Victorian becomes a self sustaining Zero energy home.

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Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

Revolutionary New HVAC Equipment - A Split Dehumidifier!

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I'd venture to guess that most houses in the Southern US aren't very comfortable. They are either too cold or too hot! The missing component in HVAC is Dehumidification. Ultra-Aire has a new Dehum that I think is a game changer.

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Cheap Trick - Recessed Dryer Box Model 425 Review

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If you've ever installed a clothes dryer you know the vent at the back is in danger of being choked & pinched the moment you push the unit into place. This little $30 part is worth it's weight in gold!

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How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates

How to Use Spray Foam to Meet New Energy Codes in Warm Climates

As a builder in the hot and humid South, I regularly use spray foam in my houses. Spray foam makes it much easier to encapsulate my attic (where most HVAC systems in Texas live) so that my ducts are inside the thermal envelope.

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The Lexus HVAC system - Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology

The "Lexus" HVAC system - Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology

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Air Conditioners are sized for the Hottest day of the year. This results in rather uncomfortable AC about 70% of the time, as well as electric bills that are needlessly high. Enter Variable Refrigerant Flow Technology. This allows your AC to run at any capacity from 15% up to 100%. Join me for a system overview

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Southern HVAC Best Practice Videos

Southern HVAC Best Practice Videos

This is my collection of my 9 best HVAC related videos. Most will be relevant no matter your climate but many speak specifically to best practice for the Southern US.

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Nest Review - Builder Perspective

Nest Review - Builder Perspective

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The Nest thermostat has a ton of buzz, but is it worth the price? In this review you'll hear my perspective as a builder.

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Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

When you hear about a deep energy retrofit project most people think of the snowy North Eastern US. I can tell you that the strategy for a Northern remodel with energy efficiency in mind is very different that our strategy for Hot/Humid Texas. In this video I'll show you 6 things we are doing to making a dramatic difference in this 1950's slab on grade house's energy bills.

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Tax Credit Extended for Builders of Energy Efficient Homes

Tax Credit Extended for Builders of Energy Efficient Homes

The new tax package extends, through 2011, the $2,000 credit for newly built homes that use no more than half the energy of those conforming to the 2003 national model energy code. Consumers get breaks too

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How to move a light fixture...NOT!

How to move a light fixture...NOT!

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As part of the reno for our new addition, the existing duct work had to be extended into the new room. The contractor chose to extend it from the duct feeding into the basement bathroom, and that...

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Make Up Air For Commercial Exhaust Fans in Homes

Make Up Air For Commercial Exhaust Fans in Homes

My clients specified a huge gas commercial range with a high CFM exhaust fan. I was worried that this fan wouldn't exhaust properly with a fully spray foamed tight shell. In this video I'll show you how we provided make-up air so that the exhaust fan would have enough air coming in to exhaust.

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Radiant barrier in attic

Radiant barrier in attic

I sprayed radiant barrier paint a few years ago, but wanted more savings. So I recently installed Energy Q foil on the attic floor. Awesome savings! Tips are at...

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Milwaukee launches (another) new tool category - HVAC and Electrical?

Milwaukee launches (another) new tool category - HVAC and Electrical?

Milwaukee introduces a line of electrical, HVAC, and other mechanical testing equipment. Category to include, among other things, laser temp-gun, fork meter, digital multimeter, non-contact voltage tester, and clamp-gun meter.

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Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

This is a conversion of 1970's his/her bathrooms plus two closets and a hallway into one modern bath and separate toilet room.  I am not a professional contractor (I am a Surgeon), but all the...

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Lines - Lines Everywhere LINES

Lines - Lines Everywhere LINES

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My wife was not going to live with the Kitchen in the 30 year old Wausau house we bought. Just Too many lines.  There was a Washer-Dryer utility closet at one end of the room, that is now a 2 ft...

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Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

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Kitchen

Kitchen

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A well appointed kitchen without the large expense.

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