Start testing the right way and make sure you have a complete list of possibilities. Otherwise, you’re guessing at the solution and possibly creating more problems. Remember: if you don’t measure, you’re guessing.
Performance-based contracting involves HVAC professionals measuring the live, installed field performance of systems to ensure customers are getting what they’ve invested in. The field-performance measurements obtained by an HVAC professional are then used to rate the operating efficiency of the installed system.
Many professionals are wondering exactly what’s involved in this test, the equipment that’s needed, third-party testing, and how to pass these tests. Let’s take a look at some of the basics for residential duct-leakage testing.
The revelation that many of these rules of thumb can get you into trouble, and also the need to comply with new code revisions, is accelerating the move toward using design software to meet industry standards.
Over the last year, the National Comfort Institute (NCI) has made significant investments in talent, products, and services, which it intends to unveil as the New NCI at the ninth annual NCI Summit, Feb. 5-10 at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.