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Guide describing how to install ducted returns to provide conditioned air to all parts of the house and return stale air to the furnace for reconditioning.

Guide describing how to install jump ducts at each bedroom ensure a continuous flow of heating and cooling even when the doors are closed.

Guide describing how to install ventilation air inlets in open locations at a safe distance from potential air contamination sources.

Guide describing how to install efficient kitchen exhaust systems.

Guide describing how to install a bathroom fan to remove excess moisture, cleaning chemical fumes, etc.

This guide describes the uses, selection process and specification of high MERV filters.

This guide describes proper installation of high MERV filters.

Guide describing correct ducting for exhaust fans.

Guide outlining how to correctly install ducts.

Guide outlining how to correctly install ducts.

Guide describing the use of building cavities as supply or return ducts.

Guide describing the use of building cavities as supply or return ducts.

Guide describing how to determine proper insulation levels for ducts in unconditioned spaces.

Guide describing how to conduct duct leakage tests on all components of the HVAC system (including the air handler, ductwork, register boxes/boots, and all air devices such as diffusers, registers, or grilles).

Guide describing the use and testing of programmable thermostats.

Guide describing how to install continuous operating exhaust fans.

Guide describing categories of direct vent combustion space and water heating equipment and combustion safety testing.

Guide describing how to provide combustion air for fireplaces and how to test fireplaces for combustion safety.

Guide describing how to choose ENERGY STAR fans.

Guide describing how to select low sone supply and exhaust fans to ensure quiet, continuous operation.

Guide describing the bathroom exhaust fan ENERGY STAR rating requirements.

This guide describes evaporative cooling technologies which can be used to cool homes in dry climates.

This guide describes approaches to buryng and encapsulating ducts in unconditioned attics to increase the overall R-value of duct insulation.

Guide that illustrates how and when to encapsulate ductwork in unconditioned attics, increases the R-value of duct insulation, mitigating condensation issues and reducing air leakage.

This guides describes buried ducts in loose-fill attic insulation, a method that can only be used in dry climates.

Guide describing combustion furnaces with compliance and installation guidance.

Guide providing information about geothermal heat pumps including an overview of technology and guidance on compliance and installation.

Guide describing gas-fired boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.

Guide describing compression cooling air conditioning systems for space cooling.

Guide describing oil-fired boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.

Guide describing condensing boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.

Guide describing the split system heat pumps used for central forced air heating and cooling.

Guide describing the split system heat pumps used for central forced air heating and cooling.

Guide describing air sealing of the seams and holes in HVAC air handler and furnace cabinets.

Guide describing removal of construction debris from flex ducts and protection of ducts and HVAC equipment during construction to keep them free of dust and debris.

Guide describing method for installing ducts in a duct chase above a dropped ceiling.

Guide describing sizing and installation of foundation heat exchangers, which can be connected to a heat pump system used for spacing conditioning as well as domestic water heating.

Guide describing method for designing and installing ducts in a raised ceiling chase. 

 

Guide providing information about installing boiler controls in multifamily housing.

Guide describing installation procedures for combined space and water heating systems.

Guide describing design and installation of compact duct systems.

Guide describing how to thoroughly seal HVAC ducts to ensure air delivery without leakage, and to ensure economical and quiet performance of the HVAC system.