Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The energy efficiency of baseline residential homes has improved by over 50% in just the last ten years due to changes in the building codes. Green homes and above code programs like Energy Star have pushed that improvement even farther. Combine this with a whole new generation of variable speed fans, two stage compressors, and smart thermostats and the world of residential air conditioning has been redefined. We are also dealing with a whole new set of consumer expectations including a home that has super clean air and very low utility bills. What is possible with the new equipment of today? What combinations work and why? For an Energy Star home of 2013, can you safely size the a/c at 1,000 square feet per ton of cooling capacity or even more? What about variable speed fans and multistage equipment? Are they a good idea? What is possible in a foam insulated home? Now that mechanical ventilation is a residential code mandate, how do we put the "V" back into Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)? Come listen, ask your questions and get answers based on fact and experience in the real world of doing it.