Allison A. Bailes III, PhD
Company name: Energy Vanguard, LLC
Position: Founder and President

Dr. Allison Bailes is a building science expert who has spoken at many conferences, written several informative articles on The Energy Vanguard Blog, and published a book, A House Needs to Breathe… Or Does It? He has received a formal education in physics and has taught that subject at the high school and college levels. Nowadays, he applies that subject knowledge to his personal areas of interest: high-performance and green buildings.

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Tech Tips written:

Universal Condenser Fan Wiring Options
By:JD Kelly Assessing the Situation It is fairly common for a service technician to come across a failed condenser fan motor in the field. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about really old or fairly new equipment—condenser fan motors sometimes fail. The issue is deciding whether to use an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or […]
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New A2L Refrigerants – “Easy as ABC”
By:Dr. Chuck AllgoodThis tech tip was written by Dr. Chuck Allgood with Chemours. Thanks, Dr. Chuck! While the ever-evolving world of refrigerants can often seem overwhelming with what seems like a never-ending parade of new gases being developed, taking a simplified approach may help clear the clutter. It can be as easy as A, B, […]
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Combustion Testing Doesn’t Stop in the Summer
By:Casey ContrerasThis tech tip was written by Casey Contreras. Casey is a field coach and instructor for the National Comfort Institute (NCI). Thanks, Casey! As HVAC technicians, our careers often focus on either cooling or heating. Because of this split view, we typically ignore gas-fired appliances during the cooling season. There are dangers lurking in […]
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Is Undersizing Really a Problem?
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhD NOTE: If you cannot view the recording, the video may still be processing. The maximum wait time is 24 hours. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.
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A Layered Approach to Indoor Air Quality
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhD NOTE: If you cannot view the recording, the video may still be processing. The maximum wait time is 24 hours. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.
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Solving the Ventilation Puzzle
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhD
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Dr. Allison Bailes Discusses His New Book
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhDBert Testerman
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Podcast guest:

Proper Design For Ductless and Ducted HVAC Systems
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhDBryan Orr In this podcast episode, Bryan, Chad, John, and Allison discuss proper design for ductless and ducted HVAC systems, especially mini-splits. They also discuss potential future improvements to equipment and duct designs. Mini-splits are smaller than traditional HVAC units, so they make zoning a bit easier. However, load calculation plays […]
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Friction Rate and Duct Design w/ Dr. Bailes (Podcast)
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhDBryan Orr This episode is very exciting to me because we get to have Dr. Allison Bailes on the show. Today, he shares his knowledge about friction rate and duct design. Allison got his start teaching college-level physics before getting into the building design industry. If you have a forced-air system […]
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