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Exposed Duct High Temperature Limit
I bought a crappy old house built in the 1920s a few years into my marriage. There were so many things wrong with it. Water intrusion, leaking pipes, roots in the sewer line… on and on. But it was our house, and we loved it. One issue was that the water heater was tiny, and […]Read more
Relative Humidity in the Supply Air Stream
When you first start checking your supply air with a thermo-hygrometer, you may notice that the relative humidity is REALLY HIGH. Often, the RH in a supply duct will be between 85% and 96% relative humidity on a system that is functioning as designed. The reason for this is fairly simple: In order for dehumidification […]Read more
What is the "Mid Point" of a Refrigerant Blend?
As we have mentioned in several previous articles (such as this one HERE), many blended refrigerants have glide, which simply means they boil and condense over a range of temperatures instead of just one temperature. As an example, consider refrigerant R407c. It is a zeotropic blend, which means it has enough glide to make a […]Read more