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Found 15 results for the keyword ‘Air Conditioning’

  • Sealing ductwork in an attic

    Often furnace heating and air conditioning duct work is run though an attic and then back down into the house. Personally I think that this is a really bad idea unless there is absolutely no alternative route. Why? First, most duct work is not sealed where it goes through the ceiling, so a lot...
  • Radiant Heating Systems for Homes

    Radiant Heating and Convection Heating are the two primary types of ways we heat our houses. FORCED AIR HEATINGConvection heating means moving hot air -- what we usually call a forced air heating system simply heats air and moves it around the house through a system of fans and ducts.  Forced air...
  • UV lamp for a furnace

    Few furnace filters, except expensive HEPA filters, do much about trapping or killing germs. Electronic air filters will reduce somewhat the air born germ count because the high electrical voltages do kill some of the bacteria passing through them and probably all that is caught on the plates. ...
  • Combo mechanical systems - AIMS

    Over the years we have worked on perfecting each piece of our house. We have gotten the walls and windows pretty good, and have a lot of good mechanical devices as well, but several years ago Natural Resources Canada decided to help several manufacturers to get together and see if they could not...
  • Small ducting air conditioning systems.

    Air conditioning is often difficult to install into an existing house that uses radiant heating simply because it requires a lot of large air ducting.Space Pak from Mestek Canada in Toronto is a system that uses ducts small enough to slide into existing 2x4 hollow walls. There is a basic air con...
  • Thermostat reacting to kitchen heat

    Alan in Ottawa, Ontario is complaining about the air conditioning going all the time because the thermostat seems to be reacting to the kitchen heat, and the upper and lower floors of his house do not have an even temperature at all.Two problems here. First the thermostat should not be near any ...
  • Should cold air returns be on the ceiling or on the floor?

    Pham from Hamilton asked why he sees air returns on the ceiling sometimes and on the floor in other houses, and what effect this placement has on air quality in the house.If you are in the far north, or in the Southern US, the answer is simple. In an air conditioning climate the return duct goes...
  • Finally, a revolution in air conditioning!

    Ecologix Heating Technologies Inc221 Holiday Inn Drive #2Cambridge, Ontario N3C 3T2Tel: 519-658-4330 e-Mail: info@ecologix.ca "www.ecologix.ca"I know I'm always lecturing you about heating for a cold climate, but air conditioning is very important in Canada and especially in the US. In fact, ...
  • OVERVIEW: Portable Air Conditioners - single or double ducts?

    All air conditioners have a passage for room air to flow into the unit, flow over the cold side of the compressor coil and return to the room. This both cools the air and condenses some of the moisture out of the room air, which makes the room dryer, more comfortable and easier to cool. Wit...
  • CONFUSION: SHOULD VENT DUCTS GO THROUGH THE CEILING?

    Many government or crown corporation publications are afraid to ask too much of homeowners both in terms of work and comprehension. They prefer that homeowners do things half-way rather than not at all. When compromises seem to work some of the time, these publications (and many contractors) are ...