Duct work / Discussions

Should you keep duct work out of the attic?

...duct work should be kept within the conditioned space. Running heating vents through a frozen attic would result in significant heat loss, and in hot climates, ...

Posted by Frank Liu July 23, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

...duct work? Do you mean you have hot water radiant heating in your floor and you are asking if you should install an HRV or ERV ventilation system ? I will ans...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...duct work (slab level) around the 3 walls). Do i need to run duct work or will the dehumidifer be able to pull 22ft make a 90 another 22ft another 90 and then a...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...Duct work should also be on the warm side of the insulation. For homeowners who want an HRV, the most important thing to look for is the efficiency rate.

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What type of hrv system should I put in a 4 year old home?

...duct work, and you can no longer do it easily within framed walls, ceilings and floors if they are already finished. Is your basement ceiling finished? It is ea...

Posted by Ellen Murray Zappone Sept. 1, 2021, 4:35 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the most comfortable heating system for a home?

...duct work, so that would be a lot of headaches and cost. • Installing a high-efficiency wood stove or pellet stove (if local regulations don’t forbid it) migh...

Posted by Catharine Jans Dec. 11, 2017, 11:25 a.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...ducts should look like before and after being cleaned by a professional. Personally, I would prefer to have the whole HVAC system including the duct work repla...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...duct work. It appears Mitsubishi Electric does not currently sell this product and I believe their heat pumps to be the best rated on the market today. A heat p...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...ductless HRV system for renovations can be a pretty appealing option since you don’t have to install duct work all around you house, you just need to run some l...

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses