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Posted by Allison Bailes on February 11, 2020
If a 12 step program is good for helping people deal with addictive behaviors, then a 17 step program ought to be better, right? Or maybe it's just a random number that fits the number of tips that popped into my head as I planned this article. In either case, I've written a lot about ducts in...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on December 9, 2019
I like mini-split heat pumps, especially of the ducted variety. And because I don't like to pay for a lot of excess power, I prefer to use ducted mini-splits with smaller blower motors operating at a low total external static pressure. The Mitsubishi* units we have in our office and that I have...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on June 26, 2019
The first thing to know about the velocity of air moving through ducts is that the slower you get the air moving, the better it is for air flow. That was the main point of my last article. In fact, the title asked the question, "Is Low Velocity Bad for Air Flow in Ducts?” And the answer was that...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on June 12, 2019
It's obvious that moving air too quickly through ducts can be a problem. Faster air means more turbulence, more resistance, and more noise. But I run into people who think that low velocity also can be a problem in ducts. Just recently I heard someone talking about how low velocity causes "...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on October 29, 2018
As we continue our study of indoor air quality and filtration, we now come back to duct design. Today's lesson is on an interesting bit of physics that applies to anything that flows. It could be heat or particles or electromagnetic energy. In our case, it's air, a fluid, and the physics we're...
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