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Duct Duct News is a periodic newsletter dedicated to providing current industry information for HVAC and performance contracting professionals, ranging a variety of topics including HVAC ductwork, trends, energy savings, indoor comfort, and more. It is distributed by Aeroseal and its sister brand Comfort Institute, names synonymous with home and building performance contracting. Articles are also hosted here: https://comfortinstitute.org/category/duct-duct-news

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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Geothermal - Aeroseal Duct Sealing Synergies

Geothermal 2018 Trends, Aeroseal Duct Sealing Synergies

With the tax deadline quickly approaching and recent changes in tax codes, geothermal HVAC has been getting quite a bit of attention in the news. Specifically, in a recent ACHR News article, Editor in Chief Kyle Gargaro highlighted the success HVAC contractors are finding selling residential geothermal systems. You can read the full article here.
After reading the article, it’s interesting to notice synergies between geothermal HVAC systems and Aeroseal duct sealing. Both geothermal and Aeroseal offer tremendous value for […]

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New Tax Code: Save on HVAC Equipment

Tax Code 101: Understanding New Tax Savings for Small Businesses on HVAC Equipment

Regardless of your political views, the new tax code Section 179 can save small businesses a lot of money on HVAC equipment. However, understanding the savings opportunity can be tricky.
Fortunately, there’s an entire government website dedicated to helping people understand how much they can save on HVAC equipment with the new tax code. In table illustration (table 1) from the website, it is estimated the equipment cost after tax could be up to 65% cheaper!
The government website explains, “Essentially, […]

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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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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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