Author: John Barry

Green Building Episode 6: How HRV and Mini Split Systems Save Energy

Learn more about diy furnace repair here. This short film is Episode 6 of Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series on how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. This episode shows the installation of HRV (heat recovery ventilation) and mini split systems and explains how they contribute to energy conservation in a passive house.

Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. Solar panels and super insulation make our eco house net-positive, which means that it produces more electricity than it consumes. LED lights, a tankless water heater and Energy Star appliances further improve our energy efficiency.

This fully accessible green building features a 1,200-square-foot office and 2,500 square feet of living space for Nick and Diane Peckham, plus a garage and unheated 3-season porch.

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Produced by Hominy Branch Media, LLC
Directed by Tiny Attic Productions, LLC
Filmed by Matt Schacht
Original music by Josh Wright (Tiny Attic Productions, LLC)

The Life of an HVAC Technician – Episode 6 – Furnace Repair in Sacramento

Learn more about repair furnace here. Here is another episode of the Life of an HVAC Technician. We repair a couple of furnaces in Sacramento. One cannot be repaired because we cant get it to fail in this video. The other one has a bad transformer and another little surprise as well.

Please visit our website @ Call or text us at (916) 877-1577 to schedule an appointment. Fox Family Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. proudly serves the entire Sacramento Valley including Sacramento, Elk Grove, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Davis, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Rocklin, Antelope, Arden Arcade, Auburn, Cameron Park, Carmichael, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Hills, Elverta, Fair Oaks, Florin, Foothill Farms, Foresthill, Georgetown, Gold River, Granite Bay, La Riviera, North Highlands, Orangevale, Parkway, South Sacramento, Pollock Pines, Rancho Murieta, Rio Linda, Rosemont, Shingle Springs, Vineyard, Wilton, Penryn, Loomis, Newcastle, Auburn Lake Trails, Garden Valley, Coloma, Plymouth, Amador City, Sutter Creek, Ione, West Sacramento. Call or Text (916) 877-1577 or visit our website online for more information at

DAIKIN Ductless Heat Pump AC Units Installed in Church

Learn more about wall furnace repair here. HVAC in churches is an expensive item. Many churches are in desperate need of updating their Heating and Air Conditioning systems. Ductless Heat Pumps can save churches large sums of money on installation and energy costs. Installing Ductless mini-split systems in churches provides better comfort, efficiency and looks better than most any other systems. If your church is needing an AC installation or update and you’re in Long Beach, CA or surrounding areas, Call Thomson AC at 562-201-3014

How to replace a blower bearing

Learn more about rheem furnace repair here. This one is a continuation of a blower bearing failure and replacement. This video is part of the heating and cooling series of training videos made to accompany my websites: and to pass on what I have learned in many years of service and repair. If you have suggestions or comments they are welcome.
If you are a homeowner looking to repair your own appliance, understand that the voltages can be lethal, the fuels are highly flammable and high pressures are used. Know your limits.

Zone Valve Replacement Troubleshooting Repair/Fix Taco

Learn more about gas furnace repair parts here. How to replace Taco Zone heat valve on boilers heat and central heating. Yours may be leaking or stuck and needs replacing troubleshooting

As with all repairs you must understand your own limitations and you must decide if this is something you can do. This is only provided as informative and can not substitute for hiring a professional or prepare your for all risks undertaking this or any job.