Fall Season for HVAC

HVAC is a Seasonal Business, What Homeowners Should Do in October

The hot summer months are ending which means the cold winter months coming. That’s how HVAC goes. It’s a seasonal business, and heating and cooling (HVAC) is top of mind for homeowners during these times.
Unfortunately, what is less known among homeowners is what to do in the Fall and Spring (a.k.a. “shoulder”) months. These times in between Summer and Winter are great opportunities to prepare for the next extreme temperature season.

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Abu Dhabi-Based Arzanah Medical Complex Meets Codes Thanks to Duct Sealing

The multi-billion dollar Arzanah medical complex in Abu Dhabi was nearing completion and stood ready to take its place as yet another shining example of the global leadership emanating from the United Arab Emirates. So it was with deep concern that engineers reviewed traverse readings taken from several of the structure’s HVAC risers that indicated leaks were robbing the facilities of half of the air traveling through the ductwork. Not only was this unacceptable from a building code perspective, […]

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Homeowner feels more comfortable with duct sealing.

Homeowner Feels More Comfortable with Duct Sealing

One of our dealers Aeroseal Red River Valley (Aeroseal RRV) just finished a duct sealing job for a homeowner in North Dakota, and it was a tremendous success!
We sat down with Taylor Riedemann, the Comfort Advisor for Aeroseal RRV, to gather thoughts about this happy homeowner’s story. Read the full story below:
Erik’s Story

Hot flashes. And then those turned into moments of total freezing.
This was happening in my house. I would be in Finley or Simon’s room – and it […]

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Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes: 3,600 Energy Star® Certified Homes.

Fort Drum Army Base, Largest Energy Star Rated Community in New York

Lend Lease was on a mission: To get 3,600 new and existing homes in the Fort Drum Mountain Community ENERGY STAR® certified. To do so, they knew they had to reduce duct system leakage of each home from an average of 20-30% down to 5% or less. After several attempts with various methods of duct sealing, they found only one thing worked – Aeroseal. Today, the Fort Drum Mountain Community is the largest New York ENERGY STAR (NYSERDA) certified […]

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Building Energy. Photo by Max Bender on Unsplash.

2018 DOE Energy Exchange Highlights, Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0, Beyond Obvious

After exhibiting at the 2018 DOE Energy Exchange conference in Cleveland, OH last week, we noticed some pretty cool news headlines regarding event highlights and the future of energy efficiency.
Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0
One of the highlights was a web demo of the Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0 by Anmol Vanamali, Financing Strategies Director at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. The tool was created to help companies with investing in energy efficiency, and it’s divided into different categories (e.g. HVAC, […]

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Overlooked Ductwork Impact on Homes

3 HVAC Issues Associated with Ductwork

Homeowners and contractors often overlook the impact of ductwork on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) issues in homes. People seem to always think the problem has to do with the HVAC equipment (e.g. furnace, AC unit). However, the equipment can be operating fine, and you can still have common HVAC issues such as dust/allergies, hot/cold spots, and high utility bills.
Issue #1: Dust and Allergies Associated with Bad Ductwork
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Correctional facility project with Aeroseal

Correctional Facility Energy Savings Achieves $7000/yr with Duct Sealing

When one of the industry’s most respected facility services providers was asked to make energy-efficient upgrades to a correctional facility in Pennsylvania, it had two key issues in mind. First, the services provider knew that the facility would be occupied during renovation, so limiting disruptions and health risks to the occupants was essential. Secondly, working as an ESCO, the company also knew it had to deliver on promised energy savings or face paying the difference out of its own […]

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7 Construction Codes Support Tighter Air Ducts, More Rigorous Testing

Earlier this year, we published a blog post about various construction codes being updated with tighter duct leakage standards or more rigorous duct testing. We coined this phenomena, “2018: The Year of the Duct,” to encompass all the codes involved including ASHRAE, Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and many regional authorities such as the California Title 24.
More recently, ACHR News echoed 2018 being the “Year of the Duct” highlighting the following codes with increased focus […]

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DOE Pairs Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland

For 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together Energy Exchange and the Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest DOE training, trade show, and peer event of the year. The combined Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit will give attendees more access to a broad range of technical training sessions, interactive panels and learning opportunities from public and private sector market leaders.
More than 3,000 attendees from the federal, private, education, and state and local government […]

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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).

Improve Comfort in Homes/Buildings

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Reduce Dust/Allergens in Homes/Buildings

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Save Energy in Homes/Buildings

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