Mechanical practices in new housing
Challenges for heating and cooling systems in new single homes, semi-detached homes, and townhomes include:
- taller homes that increase the stratification that drives hot air to pool at the top of the home and cold air at the bottom
- open concept homes where there is little space to run ductwork within interior walls
- homes with larger windows that increase the likelihood of localized hot and cold spots
This video series reviews how builders, contractors and mechanical designers have used the Master Planning and Decision Guide and Tool for Natural Gas Mechanical Systems to improve mechanical performance on their builds. Learn how tract and custom builders are addressing common mechanical system issues in these compact 2-to-5-minute videos.
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