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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HVAC Industry Experts

Subject Matter Experts, 2018 Trend for HVAC Contractors

In a recent article by Forbes Magazine, one of the top 10 Business Trends to Drive Success in 2018 was the reliance on Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  In the article, Forbes contributor Ian Altman noted, “Subject matter experts are the new rainmakers. As technology continues to expand and disrupt industries, companies and clients rely more and more on SMEs to educate, guide and advise.”
Aeroseal is pleased to announce the 2018 Contractor Success Webinar Series. Presenters of the series are […]

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Software

Software Making HVAC Contracting Easy

Throughout the HVAC and performance contracting industries, we’ve seen tremendous technological innovation take place. Specifically, software capabilities are growing for contractors.
In a recent article on ACHR News, contributor Samantha Sine writes about how contractors are using software as an easier way to do things and ultimately offer better products and services to their customers. Sine highlights three areas of software growth in the HVAC and performance contracting industries:

Field Service Management
Fleet Management
AutoCAD Software

You can read the full article here.
However, there’s a […]

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HVAC Equipment

HVAC Equipment 101: How to Get What is Advertised

We have heard it many times, “I just spent a lot of money on a new HVAC system (e.g. 20 SEER AC and 98% AFUE furnace), but it is not performing as advertised.”
Many people don’t realize that the impact of a quality installation is just as important as the type of equipment purchased.
According to Energy Star, there are four key factors of a quality HVAC equipment installation that impact efficiency:

Airflow
Ductwork
Charge
Size

Many people see the SEER number and think that determines […]

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ACHR News HVACR Trends. Chilled Beams.

ACHR HVACR Trends, Chilled Beams Potential Stifled

HOT OFF THE PRESS! ACHR News publishes an astounding HVACR trend regarding chilled beams systems.
Chilled beam technology has been a hot topic in the HVAC industry. However, ACHR News reveals a significant challenge for the growth of the chilled beam trend (but there’s hope…keep reading).
ACHR News contributor John Dixon highlights the growth in chilled beam usage, “Chilled beam systems have been successfully used for decades throughout Australia and central Europe…Here in the U.S., chilled beam technology is less prominent […]

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Crystal Ball, The Future

The Future of HVAC Revealed, ACCA IE3 2018

This week we are in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 ACCA IE3 conference. The event just started, and it’s already been an exciting time!
Are you attending ACCA IE3 this year? We hope you are clearing your calendars for the outstanding sessions, especially tomorrow’s session:
A Look Into the Crystal Ball the Future of HVAC

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 am
Presented By: Connor Lokar, ITR Economics

Connor Lokar has been presenting at association meetings for many years. His dynamic approach to a […]

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Planning for 2018? Focus on Where HVAC is Going Not Where It is Now

In a recent ACHR News article, editor in chief Kyle Gargaro examined the future of HVAC using an analogy from hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, “skate to where the puck is ‘going’ to be rather than where the puck is at the time. You can read the original article here.
Where Do You Think the HVAC Puck Will Be?
That’s a question we’ve been asking a lot here at Aeroseal, and 2018 will be an exciting year! We have multiple […]

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Think Outside the (Seasonal HVAC) Box

In HVAC, it’s easy live or die by the weather forecast. However, today’s HVAC is not what it used to be. It is more than just seasonal equipment maintenance/installations. According to many building science and performance contracting experts, it’s like a three-legged stool, and equipment is only one of the legs.

Leg 1: HVAC Equipment
Leg 2: Ductwork
Leg 3: Building Envelope

Historically, the HVAC equipment has gotten most of the attention. However, within the last 5-10 years, many contractors and homeowners have […]

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How to Keep Energy Costs Low as Cold Weather Approaches

As we “fell back” this past weekend, you realize how quickly cold weather is approaching. In preparation for winter, the Latin Times published an interesting article about keeping energy costs low in cold weather. It shared five helpful tips for prepping a home:

Replace the Air Filter on Your HVAC System
Seal the Foundation Vents on Your Crawl Space
Close Your Fireplace Damper
Install Insulation Over Your Hot Water Pipes
Reverse Your Ceiling Fan Direction

All of these tips are great, but they still don’t […]

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