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 […]

Free Webinar! HVAC Duct Sealing: The Science and the Savings

Aeroseal is hosting a free webinar with Engineered Systems magazine on Wednesday, October 17, at 2pm ET. The webinar, titled HVAC Duct Sealing: The Science and Savings, will highlight the energy-saving benefits of sealing commercial ductwork as well as the science behind it. Featured in the webinar will be actual energy-savings results from a recent duct sealing project at Pfizer Pharmaceutical in Puerto Rico. In the pharmaceutical industry, controlling the indoor environment of manufacturing plants and labs is critical to […]
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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 […]
Green Building and Design

Seal Ductwork for More Energy Efficient Green Building and Design

The rules of energy savings have been changing. Building owners, facility managers/engineers, and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors are realizing that sealing ductwork improves energy efficiency in buildings (and homes too). READ NOW: Energy Savings – The Rules Are Changing Throughout the years, there’s been various reports and figures shared about energy usage in buildings and how to save energy. At the beginning of this decade, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a report in October 2008 […]
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3 Reasons Why Homeowners Love Home Performance Contracting

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is more than just your box-shaped equipment. The whole home is the HVAC system with three main components. They can be explained referencing a three-legged stool. What is the Three-Legged Stool of HVAC? Leg 1: HVAC equipment (furnaces, AC units) Leg 2: Ductwork Leg 3: Thermal Envelope Reason #1: Ensure No Problems Arise in the Future “Extreme” Season (e.g. Winter, Summer). Be a proactive homeowner. View the fall and spring as your proactive seasons to ensure your home remains […]
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4 Facilities Save HVAC Fan Energy with Duct Sealing

Pause. Think about the utility bill for building. How much are you paying for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) throughout the facility? On average, 60% of building utility costs is HVAC. Furthermore, the 40% of the total HVAC cost is just the HVAC fan energy. New to HVAC Fans? READ NOW: HPAC Engineering Report, Fan Selections and Their Energy Impacts Therefore, saving HVAC fan energy is a big deal for buildings, and duct sealing is a proven way for facilities […]
Fall Season for HVAC

HVAC is a Seasonal Business, What Homeowners Should Do in October

The hot summer months are ending which means the cold winter months coming. That’s how HVAC goes. It’s a seasonal business, and heating and cooling (HVAC) is top of mind for homeowners during these times. Unfortunately, what is less known among homeowners is what to do in the Fall and Spring (a.k.a. “shoulder”) months. These times in between Summer and Winter are great opportunities to prepare for the next extreme temperature season. READ NOW: Think Outside the (Seasonal HVAC) Box Use months […]
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Germany’s Frankfurt Football (Soccer) Stadium Hosts Aeroseal Demonstration

Are you a football/soccer fan? The European partner for Aeroseal Mez-Technik is doing demonstrations of the duct sealing technology in the Frankfurt football stadium with Helios and Luftmeister in front of 50 ventilation consultants all over Germany! Stay tuned for more information about this exciting project!

Abu Dhabi-Based Arzanah Medical Complex Meets Codes Thanks to Duct Sealing

The multi-billion dollar Arzanah medical complex in Abu Dhabi was nearing completion and stood ready to take its place as yet another shining example of the global leadership emanating from the United Arab Emirates. So it was with deep concern that engineers reviewed traverse readings taken from several of the structure’s HVAC risers that indicated leaks were robbing the facilities of half of the air traveling through the ductwork. Not only was this unacceptable from a building code perspective, […]
Homeowner feels more comfortable with duct sealing.

Homeowner Feels More Comfortable with Duct Sealing

One of our dealers Aeroseal Red River Valley (Aeroseal RRV) just finished a duct sealing job for a homeowner in North Dakota, and it was a tremendous success! We sat down with Taylor Riedemann, the Comfort Advisor for Aeroseal RRV, to gather thoughts about this happy homeowner’s story. Read the full story below: Erik’s Story Hot flashes. And then those turned into moments of total freezing. This was happening in my house. I would be in Finley or Simon’s room – and it […]