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A comprehensive guide to residential ventilation systems
Ventilation is a critical component for building durability and occupant health. Residential Ventilation Handbook gives you the information you need to select and install the appropriate ventilation system for any home. This practical resource covers the latest codes and standards, including the International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Residential Code (IRC), and ASHRAE-62-2 (Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings) requirements, as well as green building guidelines. Ideal as an on-the-job reference and troubleshooting manual, this is an essential guide for novices and experienced contractors alike.
Residential Ventilation Handbook covers: Basic applications, airflow, and sizing guidelinesSystem design, installation details, and sound considerationsEffects of house pressuresPassive inlets, outlets, transfer grilles, and makeup airVerification of performance, testing, troubleshooting, service, and maintenance Costs of ventilation, including first costs and life-cycle costsCode and program requirements Fan types and applicationsVentilation for cooling and special applicationsHumidifiers, dehumidifiers, filters, and ventilation accessoriesIndoor air/environmental quality concerns
The latest information on residential ventilation systems and indoor air quality to help contractors select and install the right system for a home
Designed to help contractors get it right, this practical resource can be used as a both a reference guide and troubleshooting manual. The book brings together information on residential ventilation currently scattered throughout various sources.
Residential Ventilation Handbook offers details on green building guidelines as well as International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Residential Code (IRC), and AHSRAE-62 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality) requirements. This book is an essential tool for novices and experienced contractors alike.