Ameresco, Texas A&M, Aeroseal

Ameresco and Other Energy Service Companies Use Aeroseal

Recently announced, Ameresco and Texas A&M are working together on the university’s largest single energy reduction and modernization project. The project is anticipated to provide “a guarantee of annual energy savings to the university through 2037,” and Aeroseal duct sealing is part of it. Read about the project here.
Ameresco and Aeroseal have worked together on energy-saving projects before to use duct sealing as an energy conservation measure (ECM) in buildings.
Unfortunately, many people overlook duct sealing as a way to […]

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Aeroseal Patented Technology

2 New Patents for HVAC Air Sealing Technology

Even though Aeroseal duct sealing technology was invented over 20 years ago, our research and development (R&D) department maintains a commitment to continuous innovation. Recently, we just added two additional patents for technology:

Methods for detection, marking and sealing leaks in pipes or ducts – View Patent Details
Methods for sealing, detection and marking leaks in structural enclosures – View Patent Details

20+ Years of Innovation
20 years ago in 1997, the Aeroseal technology was invented and HVAC contractors officially began using it […]

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Green Building Certifications in Largest U.S. Metros at Record High

According to recent article in the World Property Journal, the nation’s largest cities are getting even greener. As noted in the 5th annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University, researchers have found green certified office space across America’s 30 largest metros has reached 41% of market totals – the highest in the index’s history.
“Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or […]

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Commercial HVAC Equipment

10 Issues Why HVAC Equipment Does Not Perform as Advertised

Back in 2012, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) published top ten reasons building HVAC systems do not perform as intended. Here’s a reprint of the ten issues according to NEBB:

Issue #1: Ductwork is not reinforced for the proper SMACNA pressure classifications.
Issue #2: Failure to adequately seal ducts.
Issue #3: Failure to understand the need to seal return and exhaust ducts.
Issue #4: Failure to adequately pressure test ductwork to prove that duct sealing is effective.
Issue #5: Failure to understand SMACNA […]

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Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll Aeroseal Project

Alexandra Hospital Meets Codes, Saves Energy with Duct Sealing

When administrators at Alexandra Hospital received testing and balancing (TAB) reports indicating that the building’s HVAC system was not providing sufficient rates of air exchange, they called in Nerva Duct Sealing for recommendations. With duct leakage at the heart of the problem, Nerva found options limited: either upgrade the entire system or manually seal the ductwork. Both operations were prohibitively expensive and disruptive. With much of the ductwork hidden behind walls and covered in insulation, the cost of manual […]

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Top 10 HVAC Industry Sessions at AHR Expo 2019 for Contractors

The annual AHR Expo 2019 is less than two months away, and we’re looking forward to this year’s event theme: Come Experience the Future of HVACR. The latest and cutting edge tools and technology – Smart homes/buildings, intelligent HVAC, high-performance construction, duct sealing, and more – will be on display in the one place.
Check out the following AHR Expo 2019 trailer video.

Looking ahead to the live event, we’ve compiled the top 10 HVAC industry sessions at AHR Expo 2019 […]

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Do you have a question about Aeroseal

Questions Homeowners Ask About Aeroseal

Do you have questions about Aeroseal? Awhile back, we published top 10 questions still asked about Aeroseal. Here’s part two of questions that both homeowners and contractors ask us about Aeroseal duct sealing in homes.
We skimmed across the world wide web for questions being asked and answered throughout the global Aeroseal contractor network.
What is Aeroseal?
Aeroseal is a duct sealing technology that improves the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment. It’s made up of polymers, long molecules that bind together, […]

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Duct Leakage 101: What is Duct Leakage?

In a previous post, we explained the differences between ductwork (one word) and duct work (two words). Here’s a summary:

Ductwork is used to reference a set of air ducts in a home or building
Duct work is work performed on air ducts.

You cannot talk about ductwork or duct work without talking about duct leakage.

Contractor working on ductwork as part of a ventilation system.

It’s a significant and often overlooked aspect of homes and buildings that causes issues associated with heating, ventilation, […]

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Trane + U.S. Communities + Aeroseal

Trane Adds Aeroseal to U.S. Communities ESCO Contract

Earlier this year, the HVAC and energy savings performance contracting company Trane added Aeroseal as a line item to the U.S. Communities Trane contract for energy services companies (ESCOs). This “partnership” of sorts is great news for public entities interest in saving energy by sealing ductwork air leakage with Aeroseal duct sealing. Learn more about the Trane contract here.

READ NOW: ESCO Estimates  $3500/yr Energy Savings with Aeroseal

Many people often overlook the energy savings achieved from sealing ductwork in buildings. […]

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Smart Home and Building Technology

The Future of Smart Homes & Buildings: Intelligent HVAC

Imagine a home or building that is always the perfect temperature for its tenants, properly ventilated to reduce dust and airborne allergens, and operating at its advertised energy efficiency rating. With the continuous innovation in technology, that scenario is becoming a reality. Check out a cool story about it by Fast Company.
What is Intelligent HVAC?
As the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry becomes more tech savvy, we’re going to hear more talk about topics like smart homes/buildings and […]

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