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Energy Codes Preserve Homeowner Health and Comfort


There are some important areas where the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) aligns with other building safety and health requirements, and can help builders cut down on callbacks and increase performance. This article is specifically focused on mechanical and water heating systems—supply and return duct systems, cooling systems, and hot water piping insulation. Failure to comply with the mechanical system provisions in the IECC can lead to several unintended consequences that negatively affect more than just energy consumption—including indoor air quality, premature equipment failure, and a less-controllable and less-comfortable environment for homeowners and tenants.

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