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Tech Tips:

Solving Comfort and IAQ Issues in a Vintage Home: A Case Study
By:Bryan OrrThis tech tip is a recap of the Santa Fe Dehumidifiers and Comfort Dynamics, Inc. case study about a 1941 vintage home in Miami, FL. You can listen to the podcast about that case study by clicking the play button below, and you can read the case study at https://hvacrschool.com/case-study. Special thanks to Nikki […]
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What’s the scoop on PM10 and PM2.5 Particles?
By:Bryan Orr MATLAB Handle Graphics It was December 5th, 1952, only seven years after the end of WWII in London, England, when the “great smog” settled across the city. The “great smog” was the result of a meteorological anomaly combined with unchecked industrial pollution. Still, even once it settled on the city, bringing business to […]
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Ventilation, Filtration, and Humidity Control: The Holy Trinity of IAQ
At the time of the publication of this article, COVID-19 (coronavirus) is spreading across the world at an alarming rate, and many people have self-quarantined to help slow or stop the spread of the virus. These precautionary measures are prudent and responsible. However, with the increased amount of time people spend inside their homes, there […]
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Four Ps of IAQ
The Four Ps of IAQ I’m not the first, second, or probably even the thirty-second person to write about improving indoor air quality problems using the four Ps approach. It’s a well-known thought process in the building science community—not sure if that’s the case in HVAC circles. The first P is for pollutants. In this […]
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UV Lights
A quick note about UV lights: they work like sunlight in that they prevent and kill many types of bacteria and fungi when exposed to the light on surfaces. They do not generally do a great job of killing spores suspended in the air stream. UV lights are great at killing yucky stuff on surfaces […]
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Podcasts:

Healthy Air Supplements vs. Pillars w/ Kevin Hart
By:Bryan OrrKevin Hart  Bryan and Kevin discuss indoor air quality solutions in terms of healthy air supplements vs. pillars of IAQ, drawing an analogy between IAQ supplements like electronic air cleaners and fitness supplements. They talk about why discussing these supplemental products can be controversial since many companies profit from selling them. However, the […]
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An IAQ & Dehum Case Study w/ Genry & Nikki
By:Bryan OrrGenry GarciaNikki Krueger  Nikki Krueger and Genry Garcia return to the podcast to talk about a recent IAQ & dehumidification case study on a vintage home in Miami. The home was very clean but had a musty odor and VOC concerns. You can read the case study in the “Literature” section at https://www.santa-fe-products.com/about-us/media-resources/. Blower […]
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Cracking the Home Health Comfort Code: IAQ’s Illusory Ideals
By:Bryan OrrKevin Hart  HAVEN IAQ founder and CEO Kevin Hart returns to the podcast to discuss cracking the home health comfort code, diving into IAQ’s illusory ideals. Even though the industry has been generating well-thought solutions to common problems, it’s difficult to put those solutions into practice on a large scale. As a result, […]
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Can Filters Capture Viruses? – Short #172
By:Bryan Orr  In this short podcast, Bryan talks about filtration and IAQ, especially as they relate to virus control. He also answers the age-old question: “Can filters capture viruses?” While it may seem like particle size matters when it comes to filter efficacy, filters are not nets that strain air particles and prevent pollutants […]
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Events:

Roundtable Discussion: Why HVAC is Failing to Address the Sick Home Epidemic
By:Kevin Hart 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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Turning IAQ Data Into Dollars
By:John Ellis 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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Let’s have an Honest Discussion: What Are We Doing To The Air Our Clients are Breathing?
By:Joe Medosch 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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