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Free Eversource Code Training: Whole House Mechanical Ventilation Options, June 15, 1-3 pm

Energy Codes,ASHRAE,Ventilation,Whole House Ventilation Systems

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Homes are being built tighter and tighter with each passing energy code cycle which in turn requires mechanical ventilation be placed into the homes to decrease air born pollutants and moisture concerns. Optimizing whole house mechanical ve… more...

0 replies | 605 views | Posted on: 06/02/2021 | Last updated: 06/02/2021

A Quick Look at Mitsubishi Electric's Residential HVAC Models - Great Gains in Energy Efficiency (Video)

Energy Efficiency,HVAC,Heating,Air Conditioning,Mitsubishi,Mini Splits

by Rate It Green Team

At the International Builders Show and Kitchen and Bath Show, Matt Hoots had the opportunity to talk with Chad Gillespie from Mitsubishi Electric to review what’s new in their residential offerings for 2020.  Chad r… more...

0 replies | 3074 views | Posted on: 09/06/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

An Introduction to Aprilaire and Whole House Air Quality Systems (Video)

Air Quality,Ventilation,Humidity,Moisture Control,Filtration,AprilAire,Moisture,Moisture Management,Humidification,HVAC Controls

by Rate It Green Team

Join green builder Matt Hoots as he interviews Joseph Hillenmeyer, Channel Marketing Manager for Aprilaire.  Joseph shares some company history as well as an overview of key issues related to whole-house filtration and humidity c… more...

  Filed under: Humidity Control Equipment

0 replies | 3650 views | Posted on: 02/23/2021 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Exploring Whole House Filtration and Particulate Matter, with Aprilaire (Video)

HVAC,Air Quality,Indoor Air Quality,Ventilation Systems,Ventilation,Filtration,AprilAire

by Rate It Green Team

In this interview with green builder Matt Hoots, Joseph Hillenmeyer with Aprilaire takes a deeper dive into whole-house air filtration and explores what we need to know about healthy air.  Awareness of filtration has grown in the… more...

0 replies | 2029 views | Posted on: 02/25/2021 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Whole House Humidity Control - Dehumidification and Humidification, with Aprilaire (Video)

Humidity,AprilAire,Humidification,Dehumidification,Humidity Control

by Rate It Green Team

Two building industry experts get on a Zoom, one in Wisconsin and one in Georgia…  There’s a lot to discuss about humidity!   In all seriousness, Aprilaire’s Joseph Hillenmeyer joins Matt Hoots for a he… more...

0 replies | 2108 views | Posted on: 04/08/2021 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Reviewing the Top Benefits of Healthy Air at Home, with Aprilaire (Video)

Healthy Building,Healthy Homes,Indoor Air Quality,Ventilation Systems,Ventilation,AprilAire,HVAC

by Rate It Green Team

In this video, Patrick Dougherty shares an introduction to Aprilaire's whole house ventilation and healthy home solutions with Matt Hoots at the International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bathroom Show. Indoor air qu… more...

0 replies | 4205 views | Posted on: 08/31/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

VIDEO: Spot Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) - Designed for One Location (vs Whole House)

Energy Efficiency,HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Ventilation Systems,Ventilation,Air Conditioning,ERVs

by Rate It Green Team

Learn about spot energy recovery ventilation (designed for one room/location) in this “unboxing” video, and… meet Matt’s dog, Oliver!  Matt reviews the components of an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) and … more...

0 replies | 2508 views | Posted on: 09/13/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

VIDEO: A Look at How ERVs Work with Panasonic, How 80% Efficiency Might Work in Practice

Ventilation,Panasonic,ERVs,Energy Recovery Ventilators

by Rate It Green Team

In this video, Matt Hoots interviews Ken Nelson with Panasonic at the International Builders/Kitchen and Bath Show.  Ken explains how ERVs work using a core exchanger, or enthalpic core (or what some of us call the &ldquo… more...

  Filed under: Fans

1 replies | 4728 views | Posted on: 08/17/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

VIDEO: Whisper Green Fans from Panasonic Eco Solutions - Quiet Prevention for Moisture and Condensation (and Smart!)

Fans,Ventilation,Bath fans,Kitchen Fans,Panasonic

by Rate It Green Team

Check out Matt Hoots’ interview with Ken Nelson from Panasonic Eco Solutions at the International Builders Show/Kitchen & Bathroom Show.  In this video, Ken gives an introduction to the Whisper Green Select li… more...

  Filed under: Fans

1 replies | 4799 views | Posted on: 08/09/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

All About Ducted Mini Splits - Free CE Webinar, April 7, 12pm EDT

HVAC,Heat Pumps,Minisplit

by Ashley Freeman

This session is a follow up to "Introduction to Fully Ducted Heat Pumps for All Electric Heating & Cooling." It reviews different types of ducted indoor units, the special design considerations associated with them and how to … more...

0 replies | 919 views | Posted on: 03/15/2021 | Last updated: 03/15/2021

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