ACHR News: Additional Services Spike HVAC Contractors’ Bottom-line Revenues

In 2018 Contractors Look Beyond Traditional HVAC for Growth, ACHR Reports

“Go Beyond the Box.” It’s a motto that helps define the Aeroseal business model and has been getting attention in the news recently. An ACHR News cover story freshly published last week proclaimed, “Additional Services Spike HVAC Contractors’ Bottom-line Revenues.”

In the article, ACHR contributor Nicole Krawcke explains, “For service contractors, there are many reasons to expand offerings to include another trade.” HVAC contractors are seeing benefits in the motto, “go beyond the box,” and helping their customers in more ways than traditional HVAC.

Digging into the motto, “Go beyond the box,” it’s important to understand HOW exactly it goes against the traditional HVAC model that was developed back when Willis Carrier invented the air conditioning unit. Here’s a breakdown comparing traditional HVAC to “beyond the box” HVAC:


Traditional HVAC

Simply repair or replace the “box” (e.g. AC unit, furnace) to fix comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), and energy efficiency issues in homes and buildings.

“Beyond the Box” HVAC

Take a whole home approach to fixing comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), and energy efficiency issues in homes and buildings. Consider the ductwork, envelope, AND the “box” for the fixing issues.


By following the “Go Beyond the Box” motto, contractors don’t neglect traditional HVAC but rather expand their perspectives of how to fix issues for their customers. For example, if a homeowner says his/her home has uncomfortable hot and cold spots, traditional HVAC would say to repair or replace the furnace or AC unit. Game-changing research by DOE, EPA, and other authorities proves the “box” might not be the problem.

Specifically, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Researchers behind the Aeroseal technology have proved that air leakage in the ductwork and/or building envelope of homes and buildings can be bigger culprits for hot/cold spots and other issues in homes and buildings than the actual furnace or AC unit.

Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary in 2017, Aeroseal duct sealing has helped thousands of homeowners, business owners, and contractors achieve better home comfort, improved indoor air quality (IAQ), and increased energy savings by fixing air leakage in ductwork systems.

Building on the success of Aeroseal duct sealing, AeroBarrier envelope sealing was officially launched in 2018 to build better homes from the ground up with a game-changing way to seal air leakage in building envelopes and achieve results that were once nearly impossible and not cost effective to attain. For more information, visit the AeroBarrier website.

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Are you a homeowner? Find a licensed Aeroseal residential dealer near you to learn more about the Aeroseal duct sealing technology. Or call Aeroseal headquarters at 877-349-3828.

Are you a contractor? We’d love to chat with you how Aeroseal technology can help grow your business and better satisfy your customers needs. Call us 877-349-3828, email us, or leave a comment below.

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