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, […]
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 […]

Nemours Children’s Clinic Halts Spread of Airborne Infections with Duct Sealing

There had been so many retrofits and extensions added to the ventilation system at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida that engineers weren’t sure where their airflow problems were coming from. What they did know was that negative pressure and inadequate ventilation throughout the 30+-year-old building could support the spread of nosocomial infections. Their first steps in taking control of the situation was to seal the leaks in the exhaust shafts located on each floor and then seal the […]
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 […]
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 Improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home by sealing […]

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 […]
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 Learn More Reduce Dust/Allergens in Homes/Buildings Learn More Save Energy in Homes/Buildings Learn More To fully understand […]

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 ACHR contributor […]

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, […]
Homeowners use Aeroseal

Homeowners Feel More Comfortable, Lower Utility Bills with Aeroseal

Contractors are truly making the lives of homeowners better, worldwide. Recently, Arizona Homeowner Don T. and his wife just had their home ductwork sealed with Aeroseal by local contractor FreshEnergy Home Comfort Solutions (a.k.a. Brothers Reidhead Insulation). The sealing was an oustanding success, and the story is truly life-changing, for the better! Prior to sealing the air duct system of their house with Aeroseal, Don and his wife were dealing with uncomfortable temperatures in their home and high monthly utility […]