Ductwork

Ductwork VS Duct Work: What’s the Difference?

When referring to the ventilation aspect of HVAC, do you say “ductwork” or “duct work”? Word differences like this one might seem trivial to one. They might also be educational to another.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, ductwork (one word) means “ducting” or “a system of ducts.” A duct (as a noun) is defined as “a pipe, tube, or channel that conveys a substance.”
Duct work (two words) is more appropriately used to describe work performed on ducts. Aire Serv has […]

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Trane + U.S. Communities + Aeroseal

Trane Adds Aeroseal to U.S. Communities ESCO Contract

Earlier this year, the HVAC and energy savings performance contracting company Trane added Aeroseal as a line item to the U.S. Communities Trane contract for energy services companies (ESCOs). This “partnership” of sorts is great news for public entities interest in saving energy by sealing ductwork air leakage with Aeroseal duct sealing. Learn more about the Trane contract here.

READ NOW: ESCO Estimates  $3500/yr Energy Savings with Aeroseal

Many people often overlook the energy savings achieved from sealing ductwork in buildings. […]

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Smart Home and Building Technology

The Future of Smart Homes & Buildings: Intelligent HVAC

Imagine a home or building that is always the perfect temperature for its tenants, properly ventilated to reduce dust and airborne allergens, and operating at its advertised energy efficiency rating. With the continuous innovation in technology, that scenario is becoming a reality. Check out a cool story about it by Fast Company.
What is Intelligent HVAC?
As the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry becomes more tech savvy, we’re going to hear more talk about topics like smart homes/buildings and […]

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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 […]

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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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New HVAC equipment

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 […]

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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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Photo Credit: ACHR News - Contractor Helping Homeowner

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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Save Energy, Change the World

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 […]

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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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