HVAC gone wild!

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the March 2012 newsletter.

In honor of April Fool’s Day, I wanted to highlight some foolish (and funny) pictures related to heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

The March IAQ Website of the Month is HVACfun.com.  Here are my top 10 favorite pictures on their website:

  1. Heat going nowhere
  2. Does this need cleaning?
  3. Venting good, trip hazard bad
  4. Cooling coil or ice chest?
  5. Ventilation in-effectiveness
  6. What happens when there is a sale on spray foam
  7. Filters gone wrong
  8. Do your ducts hang low, do they wobble to and fro?
  9. The high’s and lows of a condensate drain line
  10. The importance of keeping mechanical rooms clean (warning: a little gross)

If you enjoyed these pictures, there are plenty more on the website’s “HVAC wall of shame”.

To visit this month’s featured website, click on this link: HVACfun.com.

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Terminology from ASHRAE

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the May 2012 newsletter.

This month ASHRAE created a new website where they publish definitions common in the field of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC). The definitions come from standards and technical committees, which previously were not freely available to the public.
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Don’t Mess with Texas

University of Texas

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month. The excerpt below was originally published in the July 2010 newsletter.

Indoor Air is a triennial and international conference that will be held in Austin, Texas next year. The conference was in Copenhagen in 2008 and Beijing in 2005. The University of Texas will host and organize the event at the Austin Convention Center June 5-10, 2011.

To get people excited for this great event, I wanted to give you a sneak peak at the quality of technical content you can expect. Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Texas and he maintains a personal website of his published articles and conference papers.

Dr. Siegel includes links to much of his published work and allows visitors to download copies.   Continue reading