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IECC Code Adoption Increases, Year of the Duct Grows

With the 2018 release of the latest International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), building code adoption across the United States has been increasing at regional and local levels. Recently, Architect Magazine highlighted six cities increasing their code adoption:

Boise, Idaho
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Columbia, Missouri
Tucson, Arizona
Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Orlando, Florida

Read the full article here.

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2018 Year of the Duct Looming Code Changes

Stricter Codes, Tighter Duct Leakage Specifications
A key aspect of stricter codes is the amount of duct leakage that is allowed in ductwork […]

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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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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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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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Ductwork

Ductwork VS Duct Work: What’s the Difference?

When referring to the ventilation aspect of HVAC, do you say “ductwork” or “duct work”? Word differences like this one might seem trivial to one. They might also be educational to another.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, ductwork (one word) means “ducting” or “a system of ducts.” A duct (as a noun) is defined as “a pipe, tube, or channel that conveys a substance.”
Duct work (two words) is more appropriately used to describe work performed on ducts. Aire Serv has […]

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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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New Home Construction Booming

New Construction Booming, Tighter Building Codes Looming

Amidst all of the new construction growth, the New York Times (NYT) recently published an interesting story about San Francisco’s ambitions for tighter building codes to make withstand earthquakes better. The overall goal of the city is shifting from just keeping people to safe to allowing people to return to a building after it gets impacted by an earthquake. Read the full story here.
This NYT story is just one example of the tighter building codes looming throughout the United […]

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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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