Spread the word about the IAQ benefits of duct sealing

The Overlooked Culprit to Poor Indoor Air Quality

Recently, ACHR News contributor Maria Taylor published an article about seven ways heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors can ensure homeowners breathe easy. The story covered a lot of good points:

Check/change your air filter regularly
Talk to homeowners about indoor air quality (IAQ) products available
Consider zoning and mini-split systems
Sizing HVAC equipment appropriately
Fixing humidity issues
Running a fan
Air sealing unconditioned spaces

Read the full ACHR News story here.
Duct sealing needs to be added to the list of ways to improve air quality […]

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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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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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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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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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New HVAC equipment

3 Questions (And More) to Ask When Looking for Your New HVAC Unit

Recently, a local news station published a story for homeowners, “3 Questions to Ask When Looking for Your New HVAC Unit.” The article was decent, but it was not great. Click here if you want to read it.
Here were the three questions according to the news station article:

Is the unit the right size for your home?
What is the proper SEER rating for your home?
What maintenance will be involved with my unit?

The above questions are good, but they overlook critical […]

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