New Study Dispels HVAC Ductwork Myth

MYTHBUSTED: Duct leakage in interior ductwork does not contribute to home energy loss.
TRUTH: Sealing Ducts in CONDITIONED space can SAVE ENERGY!
The HVAC industry has believed that sealing ductwork located inside the thermal envelope does not translate to energy savings.
In a research study by Comfort Institute and the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, ducts located inside the thermal envelope did leak to the outside and resulted in energy savings of up to 16%.
This study dispels the current believe that sealing your […]

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Steady Growth Predicted for Zero Energy Building Market

According to a new report by Technavio, the global zero energy buildings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 39% by 2021.  A summary of the report titled “Global Zero Energy Buildings Market 2017-2021” was outlined in a recent issue of Energy Manager Today, an online daily trade publication for the energy industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy says a ZEB (zero energy building) produces enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption requirements, thereby reducing […]

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11 Things To Make Your Building More Energy Efficient This Winter

BRRRR…. Here in Ohio we are setting records right and left for cold temperatures and numbers of days below zero. It’s true… a recent article in Proud Green Building confirmed that based on the most recent forecast of heating degree-days from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures this winter are expected to be colder than last winter across the country.
U.S. Energy Information Administration also forecasts that average expenditures for all major heating fuels will rise this winter […]

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Making the Case for Energy Efficiency Projects

Might sound crazy in this day and age, but according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) less than one-fourth of commercial buildings adopt energy efficiency measures. Really? LED light bulbs are everywhere, and GREEN is no longer just a color in the crayon box. So how can it be that more than 75% of the buildings in the U.S. are NOT taking steps toward energy efficiency? Commercial buildings account for 19% of the energy consumed in […]

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How to Keep Energy Costs Low as Cold Weather Approaches

As we “fell back” this past weekend, you realize how quickly cold weather is approaching. In preparation for winter, the Latin Times published an interesting article about keeping energy costs low in cold weather. It shared five helpful tips for prepping a home:

Replace the Air Filter on Your HVAC System
Seal the Foundation Vents on Your Crawl Space
Close Your Fireplace Damper
Install Insulation Over Your Hot Water Pipes
Reverse Your Ceiling Fan Direction

All of these tips are great, but they still don’t […]

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Green Home Building on the Rise, New Study Says

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) wrote about the growth in green home building according to a new research study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics. Read the full story here.
The study highlighted, “At least one-third of surveyed single-family and multifamily builders said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity (more than 60% of their portfolio). By 2022, this number should increase to nearly one-half in both sectors.” One of the critical components […]

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Happy Energy Efficiency Day 2017!

Yes, today, October 5th, is Energy Efficiency Day. This is the second annual day for regional and national advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and individuals to join together to showcase the benefits of energy efficiency. There are many ways for everyone to celebrate Energy Efficiency Day (check out some great tips for your office or home on the official website).
Here at Aeroseal we are particularly partial to tip #2: “Seal Those Leaks!”  We are ALL about sealing leaks and […]

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