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General news and updates from Abode.

Manual J: Safety Factors & Air Infiltration

Manual J: Safety Factors & Air Infiltration

A lot of resources have been created for best practices when conducting a Manual J calculation—and for good reason, since a Manual J is a protocol that is dependent on the user’s inputs and assumptions. Anecdotal evidence from across the industry suggests that the...

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Mass Save 2022 Changes

Mass Save 2022 Changes

The advent of 2022 promised to bring with it a slew of changes to energy efficiency programs across Massachusetts as the state re-evaluated its climate goals. In February, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an order approving the 2022-2024 Three-Year...

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Customer Spotlight – Ellen from Wellesley

Customer Spotlight – Ellen from Wellesley

It is no secret that replacing a home’s heating system is a time-consuming and daunting process for homeowners with no prior knowledge of the space heating market. As it turns out, it can be an equally challenging experience for homeowners with a background in...

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Incorrect Window Calculations

Incorrect Window Calculations

When it comes to performing Manual J calculations, window heating loads represent one of the most challenging elements to estimate given the variations in window placement and sizing. As a result, software programs such as CoolCalc are becoming increasingly popular...

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Customer Spotlight – Karen & Gary

Customer Spotlight – Karen & Gary

As the climate crisis continues to worsen, many homeowners are looking to decarbonize their homes in order to reduce their personal carbon footprint. However, it is easy to be intimidated by the complexity and enormity of this undertaking, especially given the...

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Heat Pump Customer Best Practices

Heat Pump Customer Best Practices

To ensure your customers are happy with their new heat pump system, it’s important to help them understand how to operate the equipment properly. Many homeowners with new heat pump systems are unaware that they operate differently than traditional heating systems and...

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