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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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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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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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VA Hospital Meets Codes with Aeroseal Duct Sealing

Just months after opening the doors to its new Veterans House, the VA medical center of Indianapolis, Indiana discovered that the building’s Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system wasn’t working properly. The diagnosis: intake and exhaust ductwork running throughout the building and through the ERV were full of leaks, making it impossible to balance and adjust airflow. Strict government standards require a leakage rate of 10% or less. Pretesting showed a leakage rate that exceeded 45% in some areas. Faced […]

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Hot Topic: The Impact of Trump’s New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

It’s front page news all over the country: the impact of the newly imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. And why not? These two metals are used in countless products we use every day, from the cars we drive to buildings in which we live and work.
In fact, the auto and construction industries are expected to be the hardest hit by these tariffs according to a blog post in the Economists Outlook published by the National Association of Realtors. […]

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Meet Codes in New Homes, Guaranteed, Unprecedented New Construction Program

Recently, Aeroseal announced the HVAC industry’s first “Meet Code the First Time” Guarantee. However, it’s more than just a guarantee. It’s part of an unprecedented new construction program to help contractors overcome code requirements for airtight ducts that’s easier and more cost-effective than hand sealing (e.g. mastic, tape).

Read the Full Press Release Here

Since celebrating the 20th anniversary of Aeroseal duct sealing in 2017 and launching the All-New HomeSeal Connect in 2018, Aeroseal just made another big, bold move […]

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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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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 […]

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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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