HVAC for High Performance Homes


The Elephant in the Room
HVAC for High Performance Homes

In new homes, poor HVAC design and installation practice accounts for more energy waste than any other single factor. Unfortunately, when it comes to HVAC, it's easier to sell high efficiency boxes than high efficiency systems, a distinction invariably lost in a competitive marketplace. As a result, HVAC remains the weakest link in most high performance homes.

As homes have become more efficient, oversized HVAC equipment has emerged as one of the more serious problems in building science. Although there is general awareness of this issue among industry practitioners, few understand the full extent of the problem or its consequences.

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