Tech Package Shows How to Improve HVAC
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The latest Tech Set from
(the Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology) provides
information on forced air HVAC systems that can reduce
callbacks and speed construction.
The third in a series of quarterly technical sets of
information developed by the NAHB Research Center, “HVAC
Package for New Construction — Forced Air System,” provides
* Reduce initial costs by properly sizing the mechanical
equipment * Improve energy efficiency by installing the
ductwork in conditioned space * Improve the comfort of the
occupants through properly sized equipment, air sealing and
appropriate duct placement * Enhance indoor environmental
quality by reducing the spread of pollutants and controlling
moisture * Reinforce best practices
“The key is to bring the mechanical contractor into the
house’s design process to ensure both the easy installation
of ductwork in conditioned space and the proper sizing and
design of the HVAC equipment and duct placement,” the Tech
Designed to encourage a systems approach to technology
integration in construction, PATH’s Tech Sets are geared to
helping home builders take the guess work out of choosing
cost-effective technologies that can improve the quality of
their homes and provide them with a distinct advantage in
Tech Set 1 and Tech Set 2 provide information on
resource-efficient plumbing and improving the durability of
the building envelope, respectively.
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by the National Association of Home Builders (c) 2005.
Reprinted with permission from Nations Building News.