Homeowner Demand for Cleaner, Healthier Air Driving Duct Sealing GrowthKevin Dugan
Pandemic-Driven Home Improvement Projects Boost IAQ Awareness
From sheltering in place and working from home to self-quarantine and attending school virtually, we’re spending more time indoors than ever before. This has made homeowners even more aware of the need for cleaner, healthier air, and more comfortable homes. And it’s just one reason why the demand for duct sealing continues to increase.
National Media Attention
Aeroseal’s duct sealing technology continues to get national media attention. The latest was on The Today Show. “HouseSmarts” host, Lou Manfredini shared tips on how to keep a home’s air clean and improve indoor air quality (IAQ), including duct cleaning and duct sealing. Manfredini reinforced the importance of addressing indoor air, noting it can be five times more polluted than outdoor air.
“The EPA says indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air.”
– Lou Manfredini
As we return to a new normal later this year, we’ll see more hybrid working — a mix of remote and in-office work. And while many Americans are worried about the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, they are also more acutely aware of the need for a comfortable workspace – regardless of its location. Uneven temperatures can make working from home an uncomfortable situation.
This has resulted in a significant increase in home improvement projects, DIY and professional contractors. And many homeowners are making IAQ a part of their plans for these projects. And research shows they’re willing to pay for it.
State & Federal Building Codes
As building codes continue to evolve, there are more reasons homeowners can benefit from duct sealing. The 2021 code, RE112-19, requires broader residential duct testing to combat duct leakage, conserve energy, and reduce utility bills. This update removes the ability to waive duct leakage testing when the ducts and air handlers are located inside a building’s thermal envelope.
Support for Essential HVAC Workers
With HVAC contractors classified as essential workers, Aeroseal has been busy supporting their changing needs during the pandemic. More and more contractors are adding Aeroseal to their offering as they see this duct sealing technology as more than an add-on sale, but a truly complementary service that differentiates them from competitors and responds to homeowner demand.
This momentum is predicted to grow. Click here to learn more about adding Aeroseal to your business.