Tag Archives: HRV

October 26, 2020

Green Trends to Watch Out for in HVAC

The HVAC services market was worth more than $7.1 billion in 2019. This number will double by 2025. The rise of new technologies, such as automation and smart controls, is shaping this industry. Consumers from all around the world are going green. Their preference for energy-efficient appliances has a direct impact on the HVAC services market. Heat recovery […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Technology Focus
November 12, 2019

LEEP Case Studies Highlight Key Opportunities for HVAC Specialists

As most industry professionals know, designing truly energy-efficient homes is easier said than done. Even where there’s a desire to adopt them, new building technologies, strategies, and innovations can be more costly than standard building methods. They can also be difficult to source locally, making adoption even more problematic. These are some of the problems […]

Industry Trends, Ventilation
February 10, 2016

How to build a super insulated airtight home

Most new homes are much more insulated than in the past. Much of the improvement has been achieved by specifying thicker walls that can accommodate more insulation. However, there’s still the issue of thermal bridging where heat passes through studs and other framing and is lost to the outdoors. Also, there’s the degree of airtightness […]

Construction Methods, Technology Focus
October 7, 2015

What Makes a High Efficiency HVAC System?

A high efficiency furnace is determined by its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This is a ratio between the amount of heat energy produced compared to the amount of natural gas consumed. The higher the number, the more efficient the furnace is. Conventional furnaces are not capable of an AFUE reading above 90%, but the […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
August 5, 2014

Why a HRV / ERV Ventilation System is a Smart Investment

Today’s modern homes are wonderfully well sealed. Building technologies have improved significantly to block outside air from coming in, and inside air from leaving. It’s all in the name of energy efficiency, but stale air trapped inside a home can now gather pollutants and make it uncomfortable to live in. It can even lead to allergies […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
July 7, 2014

Five Ways to Improve Your Duct Termination

Routing HVAC ductwork can be a complicated challenge, but your troubles aren’t over when you reach the end of a duct in a wall or ceiling. You still need to cap it off with a vent or grille cover such as the Primex Whisper Grille.  Working in tight spaces can make achieving a clean finish […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Ventilation