Lennox 2020 Hosts, “From Good to Great in HVAC, Become a Duct Expert”
In a month, the HVAC equipment manufacturer Lennox will be hosting its annual Lennox Live conference, and this year is a BIG change from previous years. On April 7, 2020, Lennox opens the doors to 125 Years of Innovation. It’s a SUPER-show over 30 educational sessions presented by HVAC industry-leading subject matter experts (SME) including the Aeroseal Vice President of Training Ken Summers.
Historically, Lennox has divided its annual conference into four regional shows. However, in 2020, Lennox decided to switch things up. Instead of multiple regional shows, Lennox is bringing everyone together under one roof for one show at the Mandalay Bay in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada next month.
It will be jam-packed event for Lennox HVAC contractors to connect with their peers and discover new opportunities to growth their businesses through cutting edge breakout sessions and workshops. The breakout sessions span leadership, product, sales, marketing, and general business. The workshops go a step further and are longer than breakouts for progressive contractors who really want to dive deep.
For more information about Lennox 2020 breakouts and workshops, visit the following link: https://lennoxlive.com/breakouts
Lennox 2020 Breakout Session Featuring Ken Summers
We are particularly excited for the Lennox 2020 breakout session feature Ken titled, “From Good to Great in HVAC, Become a Duct Expert.” The easiest way for HVAC contractors to grow their businesses and provide better service for their customers to become a duct expert and have a thorough understanding of the following:
- Duct systems are a critical part of HVAC in existing homes.
- Most indoor air quality (IAQ) and comfort problems can be solved by thoroughly understanding the duct system.
- New HVAC equipment relies on a perfect duct system.
- Duct experts can have less liability and call backs than “box-focused” HVAC contractors.
- Working on ductwork removes the weather/seasonality challenge from HVAC contracting businesses.
Ken Summers will explain how HVAC equipment and air duct systems work together to meet the HVAC needs of your customers.
Breakout Sneak Peek
Get a sneak peek at what Ken’s Lennox 2020 presentation will be about and why it is important for HVAC contractors become duct experts.
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a home or building is more than just the equipment (e.g. furnace, AC unit). The HVAC SYSTEM is like a three-legged stool, and all three legs need to be strong.
- LEG 1: HVAC Equipment (creates heated/cooled air)
- LEG 2: Air Duct System (delivers heated/cooled air)
- LEG 3: Building Envelope (contains heated/cooled air inside a home/building)
Ken travels across the country to help HVAC contractors adopt a whole-home mindset for helping homeowners fix HVAC issues in their homes. Aeroseal duct sealing has been a great solution for over 100,000 homes and buildings worldwide.
It’s one thing to install top-notch HVAC equipment. Unfortunately, you won’t get what you pay for if the air duct system and building envelope have air leaks. Aeroseal helps HVAC contractors improve the air DELIVERABILITY of the equipment they install and service by sealing tiny cracks and holes in the ductwork, and the patented Aeroseal technology is more effective and efficient than using hand sealing methods (e.g. mastic, tape) alone.
An investment in a new high efficiency heating and cooling system should save significantly on your utility bills. However, you won’t save much if your existing ductwork is in bad shape.
Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Become a Duct Expert
To learn more about taking your HVAC business to the next level, improving the heating/cooling comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), and energy efficiency of your customers’ homes or buildings, email us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 937-428-9300.
Questions? Ask the HVAC Expert Ken Summers.
About Ken Summers
Ken Summers has more than 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Starting in 1980, he did residential service, in-home sales, and commercial design/build. In 1995, he joined Retrotec, a manufacturer of test instruments used in performance contracting such as blower doors and duct air tightness testers, where he trained contractors how to use test instruments to understand better on how houses worked from a comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) basis. In 1998, he co-founded Comfort Institute (CI), a leading home performance training organization. For the past 20+ years, he has been with CI helping progressive HVAC contractors adopt whole-house and air distribution system diagnostics and repair. In 2014, CI joined Aeroseal where Ken is the Vice President of Training. Ken specializes in helping contractors avoid common issues related to HVAC load calculation and duct design mistakes, duct leakage problems, thermal envelope repair, and mold related issues across the country. He has spoken at many industry leading events including ACCA, PHCC, RSES, EPA, EGI as well as being brought in to speak with local utility and code officials across the country about how the house works as an interactive system.