What is Duct Sealing?

What is Duct Sealing? (As Seen at U.S. DOE Energy Exchange)

Not to be confused with ducks or seals (the animal), duct sealing is a way to improve the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in homes and buildings. It’s a process of sealing visible and invisible air leaks in air duct systems.
Why Duct Sealing Matters
Short answer: Duct sealing makes homes and buildings more comfortable, saves energy, and improves indoor air quality (IAQ).

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ASHRAE Publishes New Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits

The newly released ASHRAE Standard 211-2018 for Commercial Building Energy Audits establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits for commercial buildings. It also defines the procedures required to perform ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 energy audits, provides a common scope of work for those audit levels for use by building owners and others, and establishes standardized industry practices and minimum reporting requirements for results.
The standard was approved by ASHRAE on April 30, 2018. It was also […]

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The Future of HVAC: Device Driven, Digital Growth, and Beyond

Recently, ACHR News contributor Maria Taylor published an interesting story titled, “Device Driven: HVACR manufacturers talk connectivity, shelf life.” You can read the full ACHR News article here.
Beyond device driven HVAC, the industry is also becoming more digital. Earlier this year, TruTech Tools President Bill Spohn spoke to a live webinar audience about “2018 New Gadgets to Save You Time.” Many of the tools he discussed were digital devices.

WATCH NOW >>> 2018 New Gadgets to Save You Time

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SNIPS: HVAC Duct Construction Regulations to See Changes

An article in the June issue of SNIPS Magazine confirms that 2018 continues to see duct design and installation facing an increased amount of scrutiny.
“When it comes to ductwork, there has been a long-standing chasm between best practices and cost-cutting measures,” said Ken Mueller, a ductwork fabrication specialist at Cincinnati-based HVAC contractor DeBra-Kuempel. “I’ve found that unless there is a specific performance goal being targeted or mandatory proof of compliance, attention to proper duct functioning is often lax.”
As a result, […]

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High Performance Building Week

Celebrate High Performance Building Week 2018 – June 11-15

Celebrate High Performance Building Week from June 11-15, 2018. This week-long event, held in Washington, DC, highlights the positive impact of high performance buildings in improving the quality of life for millions of individuals, producing a more resilient and sustainable world, reducing operating costs, and improving the productivity, comfort and health of building occupants.
An estimated 200 organizations are using this week to lobby for policies and laws to boost energy efficiency and healthy workplaces and employees. High Performance Building […]

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IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact – Conference Begins Today

The beautiful mountain-backed seaport of Vancouver, B.C., on Canada’s Pacific coast has been recognized as one of the most livable, environmentally conscious cities in the world. It was the birthplace of the Greenpeace movement nearly 50 years ago. It also has the lowest per capita carbon emissions of any major city in North America, and its sights are set on becoming the greenest city on the globe.
So it’s only fitting that Vancouver will play host to the 109th International […]

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CEC Adopts 2019 Title 24 Standards, Year of Duct Rumors Continue

Wow! There was quite the cover story in the June 2018 issue of Indoor Comfort News. Contributor Ted Rieger wrote about the California Energy Commission (CEC) adoption of 2019 Title 24 energy efficiency standards. The Year of the Duct building code rumors continue.

READ NOW: Looming Code Changes, Rumoring 2018 The Year of the Duct

Building codes throughout the country have been getting a lot of media buzz lately. Energy efficiency for HVAC systems is a growing priority among building owners, […]

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Environmental Leader Magazine Awards Aeroseal Product of The Year

More than a decade after first being introduced on the market, Aeroseal duct sealing technology continues to win prestigious industry awards.
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Just this week, Environmental Leader Magazine announced Aeroseal duct sealing technology as a Product of the Year winner for the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. But wait, there’s more!
The magazine also chose Aeroseal to receive the Judge’s Choice Award – the event’s highest honor.
Since celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Aeroseal continues to be recognized […]

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Secret Sauce for Contractors

The Secret Sauce for Contractors: Duct Sealant By Aeroseal

Many people know about the game-changing Aeroseal duct sealing. However, the real magic is in our top secret duct sealant (liquid solution) and how it seals duct leaks from the inside of residential and commercial ductwork systems around the world. Here’s a quick summary about it.
What is Duct Sealant By Aeroseal?
Also known as the Magical Sealant and “Secret Sauce,” our duct sealant is a stable, non-toxic, non-flammable emulsion of water and vinyl acetate polymer that is aerosolized into 4-10 […]

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$177 Billion Annual Electricity Bills, U.S. DOE Research Identifies Energy Saving Opportunity

Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shared concern for the rising energy costs for consumers, “more than $177 billion in electricity bills annually.” The DOE has “announced up to $11.5 million in funding” for new research to address the challenge of energy costs. Read the full article here.
Digging into the new research, proper installation and performance of HVAC equipment are major factors for identifying an energy-saving solution for homeowners. Energy costs can be lowered by managing the efficiency […]

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