The First Now House

The Retrofit Process: Air Handler

Install an air handler with variable speed motor

The new high efficiency air handler with a variable speed motor will cut energy costs and improve the comfort level in the home.

The Retrofit Process

To achieve our goal of a near zero energy retrofit we made the following changes to this home. As all existing houses have a unique set of conditions and characteristics, the application of the Now House process to another house would produce different design specifications. What follows is not a prescription for the near zero retrofit of all homes.