Although we opted to keep the air source heat pump at the Green on Gift house, we have completely updated the duct system. Here I walk you through the many improvements we made to the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at the Green on Gift house.
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at the Green on Gift house left much to be desired. Previously I discussed the Top Ten HVAC Problems, but in case that was a little abstract, here’s a video of me walking us through most them. All videos come from Tom Mills with Green Shortz. Part two showing the new duct system from Sosebee Services will be up soon!
The Green on Gift house has presented no shortage of challenges. I’ve already discussed some of the moisture problems and wall framing issues. In honor of David Lettermen’s recent retirement, here are the top 10 problems with the home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The problems range from no exhaust fan in the bathroom to a heat pump that wasn’t operational.
Last week we hit a number of big milestones. The house has new ductwork, is completely insulated, and the crawlspace encapsulation is almost finished. Mitch Sosebee with Sosebee Services replaced all of the ductwork on the heating and cooling system. The old system was poorly installed and incredibly filthy, but is now in good shape. I’ll publish a detailed post about that process soon.
The house is also insulated! I’m not going to lie, it was beginning to feel like this day would never come. We’re using spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation along the roofline, exterior walls, and crawlspace walls. The spray foam is from Premium Spray Products and was installed by Advanced Energy Insulation (AEI). GreenShortz is producing a short video about the spray foam, which should be online soon.
Tom Mills with GreenShortz interviews Moody Ozier with Premium Spray Products.