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Graphic courtesy of the EPA website. Common household links that negatively impact comfort and efficiency. — From Home Performance as An HVAC Customer Service, by Dominick Guarino

What Can You Do To Improve HVAC System Performance?

May 19, 2014
One question I often hear from HVAC professionals is "Doc, if there was just one thing I could do for each system to improve performance the most, what would it be?" Lets take...
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E Instruments MP200P MP 200 P Thermo Anemometer Manometer can take measurements for CO, temperature, air velocity, pressure, voltage, and current.

Heating and Cooling Equipment BTU Measurement Basics

April 30, 2014
The last HotMail article Rob Falke wrote mentioned BTU measurement as a tool frequently used in verifying HVAC system installation quality. Judging by emails he received about...
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How You Can Verify the Quality of Your HVAC System Installations?

April 16, 2014
Why take the time to verify? Start with a good design. Provide for adequate air flow.
Recently, Rob Falke encountered a group of energy raters who stepped outside of their normal comfort zone and embraced the idea that the average HVAC system operates below 60% of rated capacity. They admitted that without measuring and rating the operating efficiency of HVAC systems, the typical home energy audit falls drastically short of revealing a home’s true energy story.

Home Performance: Can HVAC Contractors Partner With Energy Raters? Why Yes They Can, and Should

April 1, 2014
For many reasons, HVAC contractors generally believe that energy raters come up short when it comes to testing and diagnosting mechanical systems. Can these two groups ever work...
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Leaking Ducts Can Reduce HVAC System Efficiency by 40%

March 4, 2014
Return duct energy loss scenerio Calculate energy penalty Present the solution Perform the test

Duct Sealing Where It Matters Most

Dec. 5, 2012
This is the fifth in a series of HotMail articles by Doc Falke focusing on specific techniques designed to test, diagnose and improve the performance and efficiency of residential...
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Installing a New Blower Assembly to Increase Airflow

Nov. 21, 2012
This is the fourth in a series of HotMail articles by Doc Falke focusing on specific techniques designed to test, diagnose and improve the performance and efficiency of residential...

How Much Cooling Coil Can Your Fan Afford?

Nov. 7, 2012
This is the third in a series of HotMail articles by ‘Doc’ Falke focusing on specific techniques designed to test, diagnose and improve the performance and efficiency of residential...

How to Decrease Filter Pressure Drop

Oct. 17, 2012
This is the second in a series of HotMail articles by ‘Doc’ Falke, addressing specific repairs that substantially improve HVAC system performance.