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Posted by Allison A Bailes III, PhD on June 29, 2020
I've written about the load calculation and equipment selection process I went through for the new Mitsubishi* ducted mini-split heat pump in my house. Now let's take a look at the design and performance of the duct systems for the two air handlers. Laying out the ducts The schematic diagram...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on June 24, 2020
Filtration is on the minds of a lot of people lately. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most of us would prefer not to breathe in air that contains any hint of the SARS-COV-2 virus that's been spreading the illness known as COVID-19. Wearing a mask when going out in public is standard. Having...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on August 14, 2019
Ah, so many choices. If you want to design and install a duct system to create problems, the possibilities are endless. I've certainly written about a lot of them (as well as how to do it properly). Today, though, let's focus on one particularly bad place to put a duct. In fact, I think it's...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on July 18, 2019
That photo above is from my basement. In case you missed my last article, I just bought a 1961 ranch-style house in Atlanta and am embarking on the wonderful building science adventure of turning it into a high-performance home. Ultimately, I'd like to take it all the way to net zero energy, too...
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Posted by Allison Bailes on September 25, 2018
I've posted a lot of crazy duct system photos here in this blog. Remember "Release the Kraken!"? How about "Two Jellyfish Mating"? And about three years ago I found one that instantly became my new favorite duct disaster. But those were all in fairly standard homes. They didn't have any...
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