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 First Homeowner
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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.