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Backdraft Dampers
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing backdraft dampers.

Bathroom Exhaust
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Panasonic

Video describing how to seal fan ducts.

Building with Indoor airPLUS
Publication Date: June, 2009
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how builders can incorporate Indoor airPLUS plus guidelines to help improve indoor air quality.

Comparison of ECM and PSC blower motor amp draw
Publication Date: February, 2016
Author(s): Grayfurnaceman
Organization(s): Grayfurnaceman

Video comparing electrically commutated (ECM) and permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors.

Duct Leakage to Outdoors (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to test for duct leakage to the outdoors.  

Ducted Returns
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing jumper ducts and how to pressure balance rooms. 

Encapsulated Ducts
Publication Date: July, 2015

Video describing air sealing and insulation for encapsulated ducts.

Healthier Homes with Indoor airPLUS
Publication Date: December, 2015
Courtesy Of: EPA

Video describing how builders can incorporate Indoor airPLUS plus guidelines to help improve indoor air quality.

Karuna Passive House Air-To-Water Heat Pump
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the air-to-water heat pump and radiant floor system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House HRV Supply Register
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Ventilation System
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in a passive house.

Madrona Passive House | CO2 Fired Heat Pump
Publication Date: June, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the CO2-fired heat pump installed in a passive house.

Mini-Split (Ductless) Heat Pumps (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Risinger Homes

Video describing mini split ductless heat pumps.

Mini-Split (Ductless) Heat Pumps (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing mini split ductless heat pumps.

No Excessive Coiled or Looped Flex Ducts
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing proper flex duct installation.

No Kinks or Sharp Bends in Flex Duct Installation (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly install flex ducts.

Proper Clothes Dryer Venting
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing proper clothes dryer ventilation.

Proper Installation of Filter
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly install HVAC filters.

PSC Troubleshooting
Publication Date: June, 2014
Author(s): Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
Organization(s): Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)

Video describing permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #017: Mechanical Ventilation System Pt. I
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the mechanical ventilation system of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #018: Mechanical Ventilation System Pt. II
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the mechanical ventilation system of a passive house.

Seal Seams in Air Handler Cabinets
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing how to seal air handler cabinet seams.

Sealed and Insulated Flex Ducts
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to seal and insulate flex ducts.

Support at Intervals for Flex Ducts (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Train2Build

Video describing how to properly support at intervals for flex ducts.

Total Duct Leakage Tests
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: BMI

Video describing how to properly seal ducts. 

Transfer Grilles (1)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing how to install transfer grilles.

Transfer Grilles (2)
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Tamarak

Video describing how to install transfer grilles.

Publication Date: November, 2015
Author(s): University of Minnesota
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR

Video describing a combination heat and hot water system that pumps hot water through a coil in the air handler to distribute through the house.

Whole-Building Delivered Ventilation
Publication Date: July, 2015
Courtesy Of: Zero Energy Homes

Video describing how heat recovery ventilation systems.