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Guides A-Z

Guide describing correct ducting for exhaust fans.

Guide describing design and installation of compact duct systems for central heating and cooling systems.

Guide describing a complete window replacement in existing homes.

Guide describing compression cooling air conditioning systems for space cooling.

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

Guide describing condensing clothes dryers, which have a secondary heat exchanger and do not require exterior venting.

Guide describing how to install a corrosion-resistant drain pan in condensate-producing HVAC equipment.

Guide describing options for designing/locating the thermal boundary in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to install continuous air barriers in exterior walls.

This guide describes installation procedures for continuous rigid insulation to help provide thermal protection, reduce thermal bridging and provide a moisture barrier. 

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

Guide describing how to install continuously operating exhaust fans.

This measure guide describes effective ways to distribute hot water using core plumbing techniques.

Guide describing how to install screening to keep birds, rodents, and other pests out of vent openings in new and existing homes.

This measure guide describes effective ways to distribute hot water using demand plumbing techniques. 

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

Guide describing how to install dishwashers in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to install ENERGY STAR rated dishwasher and clothes washers. 

This guide describes air barrier and insulation installation, along with air sealing for double walls - half or full walls included in a home design as an architectural feature that provides a more dimensional appearance.

This measure guide describes basic steps for designing a drainback solar hot water system.

Guide describing installation of sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.

Guide describing installation of a fully sealed continuous weather resistant barrier to help drain water away from above-grade walls.

Guide describing EPA WaterSense requirements for drinking water treatment systems.

Guide describing how to insulate and air seal dropped ceilings and soffits to prevent air leakage.

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 how to install ducted returns in bedroom walls to balance air pressures between rooms and to enable stale air to return to a central heating system's air handler for reconditioning even when room doors are closed.

This guides describes buried ducts in loose-fill attic insulation, a method that can only be used 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 describing method for installing ducts in a duct chase above a dropped ceiling.

Guide for designing and installing interior ducts in an interstitial floor cavity in new and existing homes.

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

Information guide describing the use of ECM fan motors in air handlers used for heating, cooling, and ventilation.

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.

Guide describing how to use a blower door test to determine building envelope air leakage.

This guide provides criteria and installation guidance for ENERGY STAR windows.

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

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

Guide describing how to apply flashing to the bottom of exterior walls to create a continuous drainage plane.

Guide describing how to create an air barrier between the garage and the conditioned space above it to prohibit pollutants from entering a home's interior.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate the floor above an unconditioned basement or crawl space.

Guide describing how to install flashings to help direct water down and out at all the openings in a wall system.

Guide describing the air sealing of rim joists on walls connecting homes and attached garages.

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

Guide describing how to install a tankless hot water heater in a new or existing home to provide domestic hot water that is heated on demand without the standby losses associated with tank storage water heaters

Guide providing information about geothermal (ground-source) heat pumps including an overview of technology and guidance on compliance and installation.

Guide describing the installation of gutters, downspouts, and alternate options for managing rainwater run-off from roof.

This guide provides information about heat pump water heaters.

Guide describing lighting choices and installation procedures in new and existing homes.

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

Guide describing how to install insulation below attic platforms

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