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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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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Electricity

$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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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 […]

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Aeroseal in Residential New Construction

Duct Sealing Contributes to Energy Savings in Residential New Construction, DOE Reports

Recently, the DOE Building Technologies Office released its Evaluation of Building America and Selected Building Energy Codes Program Activities (prepared by IEc), and it revealed four energy-efficient building practices that have contributed to millions of dollars saved in the residential new construction market:

Airtightness
Duct Tightness
Envelope Insulation
Thermal Bridging

The following table from the report shows the energy savings in BTUs and the attribution to Building America. It’s exciting to see duct tightness in the ranks and at a time when building codes […]

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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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zero energy buildings
zero energy buildings

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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AHR 2018 Aeroseal Booth #7559

It’ll Be a HOT Time in Chicago at AHR Expo 2018

Most of the Midwest has been in a virtual deep freeze for the better part of a month. But things will be heating up next week in Chicago as the AHR Expo 2018 descends on McCormick Place. According to the cover story in the January 8th edition of the ACHR News, this year’s show is expected to be the biggest ever! Crowds of 65,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide will be walking the […]

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Commercial IAQ

IAQ Market Set to Explode. How Ready Are You?

Recently, ACHR News projected tremendous growth in the commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) market. ACHR contributor Nicole Krawcke shared compelling stats from a recent BCC Research report, “the U.S. IAQ market is forecast to grow to $10.8 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3 percent from 2016 to 2021.”
Krawcke also pointed out that IAQ is no longer lagging behind energy efficiency. Historically, energy efficiency has been the major driver in commercial projects. However, […]

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Passive House (De)Constructed Event in NYC

Steven Winters Associates, Inc. (SWA) has put together a panel of experts, including AeroBarrier’s Neal Walsh, for a Passive House workshop on Wednesday evening, November 28th in New York City. The Passive House Standard is known for its stringent requirements, and meeting them can be daunting for even the most experienced architects and developers. However, new technologies and construction systems coupled with tried and true best practices, make building to the Passive House standard well within reach. This workshop will […]

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