Guides A-Z

Guide describing how to install back-draft dampers in exhaust fans to make a shared duct possible.

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

Guide describing the bathroom exhaust fan ENERGY STAR rating requirements.

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

Guide describing correct ducting for exhaust fans.

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

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 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 to provide conditioned air to all parts of the house and return stale air to the furnace for reconditioning.

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

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

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 choose ENERGY STAR fans.

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 efficient kitchen exhaust systems.

Guide outlining how to correctly install ducts.

Guide outlining how to correctly install ducts.

Guide describing how to install obvious ventilation controls.

Guide describing how to correctly vent a clothes dryer.

This guide describes proper installation of high MERV filters.

Guide describing how to correctly locate duct terminals to meet the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate fiber board ducts.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate flex ducts.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate metal ducts.

This measure guide describes how to correctly install ducts, ensuring enough cavity space to avoid compression.

Guide describing how to hang ducts with supporting straps or saddles to adequately support ducts so they do not sag and are not pinched or compressed in a manner that would cause damage to the ducts, the duct insulation, or the duct air barrier covering.

Guide describing the use and testing of programmable thermostats.

This meausre guide describes how to conduct duct leakage tests per RESNET protocols.

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

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

Guide describing how to properly ventilate un-vented combustion appliances such as fireplaces.

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

This describes how to install a whole-building ventilation system to help ensure adequate dilution of any indoor contaminants.