Tag Archives: ventilation

October 28, 2019

Why HVAC Specialists Need to Plan for a Changing Climate

If you haven’t already noticed, climate worries are beginning to drive big changes in the construction industry around the world. Until recently, these changes have typically been focused on innovative new technologies or design strategies, such as the integration of solar panels or the addition of a green rooftop. But now governments are taking note […]

Industry Trends, Ventilation
April 1, 2019

Why it’s time for HVAC Techs to specialize in IAQ

For as long as people have been heating and cooling their homes, there’s been a complicated relationship between energy loss and indoor air quality (IAQ). In fact, conventional wisdom dictates the two are more or less always at-odds: The more efficient a building is, the poorer the IAQ is. Right? Well, not quite. It’s true […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
November 13, 2018

Help your HVAC customers become radon aware

A home’s first line of defence for indoor air quality (IAQ) is a good ventilation and HVAC system that uses high-quality vents and wall caps. Homeowners should also be aware of the threats to their IAQ. One threat that laces awareness is radon. As we head into winter, it’s a topic all building professionals should […]

Ventilation
September 4, 2018

Why Machine Learning is the Future of HVAC and Building Management

In many ways, the HVAC industry has been ahead of the curve with technology adoption. Building automation systems have been around for decades. But as more building managers want to improve indoor air quality and ventilation, there is more interplay between different systems, making management more complex. Even though the availability of new technology has […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
March 26, 2018

Balancing air quality and energy conservation with HVAC load shedding

Many of your customers face constant pressure to reduce energy consumption. Businesses and facility managers must always improve margins and meet the requirements of certification programs such as LEED. One energy conservation strategy that has been gaining traction is load shedding. What is load shedding? Load shedding shuts off power to one part of a […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
November 14, 2017

Why air exchange is important in balancing HVAC systems

When their furnace breaks down your customers will call you, their trusted HVAC technician. But what if there’s a problem with ventilation and new wall caps are needed? Can homeowners recognize an HVAC-related issue without your help? That’s why it’s up to you to calculate air exchange when you balance their HVAC system. Most systems […]

Installer Tips, Ventilation
October 16, 2017

How to Ensure High Indoor Air Quality with Electronic Air Cleaners

In the coming months your customers will spend more time inside, and indoor air quality (IAQ) will be on their minds. Localized ventilation with outdoor exhaust vents for kitchens and bathrooms is vital to IAQ, but there are other steps your customers can take. Considering electronic air cleaners is one of them. Electronic air cleaners […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
September 18, 2017

Why HVAC is Important to a Healthy Workplace

How many factors play a role in the quality of indoor air quality (IAQ)? For starters, rainscreens and wall caps that protect the building envelope, definitely improve IAQ many residential and commercial buildings by preventing mold and rot. Next on the list is a properly designed and maintained HVAC system – an essential part of […]

HVAC
July 31, 2017

How to handle aging induction HVAC

HVAC technology is constantly evolving to improve energy efficiency and support building health. An example of this is the development of wall caps and vents designed to protect a building’s rainscreen. And while rainscreen compatible vents are an innovation that’s here to stay, some equipment goes in and out of style. Induction HVAC falls in […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
July 5, 2017

What You Need to Know About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Summer is going to be hot, and your customers will be thinking about their cooling options. As their trusted HVAC professional, it’s your job to help them decide what’s best for their home.  You understand how to balance the requirements of your local climate with the needs of each customer’s home. You take care of […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
June 19, 2017

Three Ways to Keep Your HVAC Crew Happy in the Heat

The construction industry always heats up in the summer, and HVAC is no different. While you provide ventilation and cooling options to keep customers happy, remember your crew needs inspiration to stay productive throughout the summer! After all, the HVAC industry is going to get busier every year for some time to come. The US […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
June 5, 2017

Why Certification Matters When Balancing HVAC

Energy efficiency and resident comfort are critical to the success of your HVAC business. Installing the right equipment, providing sufficient ventilation and protecting the building’s rainscreen are a good start, but you also need to balance the HVAC system. If you plan to grow your HVAC business, consider adding air balancing to your suite of […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
May 1, 2017

Why Healthy HVAC is Vital to the Well Building Standard

As an HVAC professional you know the impact buildings have on your customers’ daily lives. From providing heating and cooling and ventilation, and protecting the integrity of the building envelope, you make choices every day to improve their well-being. As issues such as air quality attract more attention, your customers will be looking for ways […]

Technology Focus
April 18, 2017

Big Data Yields Big Savings in HVAC

What if you could help your customers save 17% on their energy bill? According to Vladi Shunturov, president of Lucid, a software company specializing in Big Data, your customers’ building data can provide the opportunity to do just that. Today’s customer is concerned about energy savings, and you can give them all they need: vents […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
November 28, 2016

Get Ready to Go With Variant Refrigerant Flow

Your customers want to reduce their energy bills. For owners and operators of large residential and commercial buildings, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC could be the way to go. The benefits of VRF include energy efficiency, improved comfort and integration with smart technology, but it’s not ideal for every project. In contrast to air conditioning […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
October 17, 2016

How to protect your siding with rainscreen

When your customers choose siding for their homes, they balance aesthetics, cost and maintenance with energy efficiency and ease of installation. From an HVAC point of view, your primary concern is how their decision impacts the heating and cooling properties of a building. A major factor in the siding impact is whether there is a […]

Construction Methods, HVAC, Rainscreen
September 12, 2016

HVAC for Multiple Dwelling Units

When you’re consulting on a big project like installing HVAC in multiple dwelling units (MDU), you need to know all of the factors at play. The biggest consideration with MDU is whether to install a central system or to take a compartmentalized approach and install HVAC into individual units. If your customer is looking for […]

Construction Methods, HVAC
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