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Tech Tips:

The MAD Room
By:Genry GarciaThis tech tip features a diagnostic flowchart by Genry Garcia. Thanks, Genry! The name of this document, “The MAD Room,” was chosen as a nod to the MAD-AIR study completed by John Tooley and Neil Moyer, presented in 1989. The teachings from that document played an instrumental role in creating the following diagnostic workflow. […]
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Manual J Field Data: Windows
By:Matthew BrunerA manual J load calculation will require you to input the U-value for the windows or “fenestrations” on the house. Fenestration is a fancy construction word for window. Figuring out the U-value and SHGC of a window on an existing home is very difficult. But first, let’s dive into what the terms U-value and […]
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Other Great Sources
You may not know this, but the HVAC School podcast began before the website. When I started the podcast, I never intended to create a website, but there was more demand for quick tech tips than the podcast could hold. So, we started hvacrschool.com. In the same way, I never set out to create a […]
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Podcasts:

Using the Roomulator w/ Chris Hughes
By:Chris HughesBryan Orr  In this episode of the HVAC School Podcast, host Bryan Orr speaks with Chris Hughes of The Energy Conservatory (TEC) about using the Roomulator card and DG-8 manometer for room pressurization testing. Chris provides background on how he came up with the idea for the Roomulator. He wanted an easy way […]
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Events:

#Betterhvac: Taking the First Step… and the Second and Third
By:Chris HughesSteve RogersJake McAlpine 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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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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Home Performance Panel
By:Eric KaiserDustin ColeGenry GarciaAdam MufichMichael Housh 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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Dehumidification Hootenanny
By:Tim De StasioChris ConwayChris HughesNikki KruegerGenry Garcia 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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Getting Your Foot in B.S. – A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Into Building Science
By:Alex Meaney 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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