In 2016, a local builder came to E3 with a vision for his family's new high performance home. The property, tucked back on a quite country road in rural Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, was surrounded by tall old trees and acres of privacy. The builder, Michael, and his wife Marie had picked out a beautiful location for the site of their new family home.
Far too often, we come across clients in Nashville, TN who think they have invested in a high efficiency variable speed HVAC system. We regret informing them that instead, they have a basic, standard efficiency single stage unit. Folks aren't thrilled to hear the news because in their mind, they spent extra on something that was supposed to be more energy efficient.
Why does the mix-up occur?
Much of the confusion has to do with terminology and understand the components of the HVAC system.
"We love our hardwood floors. They are clean, elegant, and withstand the harsh foot traffic of kids, pets, and parties. If we take care of our floors, they should last the entire life of the home! In that senses, they are a great economical and sustainable choice. So, what should we do to maintain our beautiful investment?"
The #1 thing to focus on is humidity control.
To understand why this is the case, let’s talk science for just a moment.