The Mt. Zion Hospital Pharmacy’s two new ventilating hoods require sufficient exhaust or else a fail-safe system will register a malfunction and equipment will automatically shut off. This is where chemo chemicals are prepared so it is critical that all air borne particles be exhausted from inside the hoods via connecting ductwork that leads outside the building. Even after meticulous construction that included manual sealing of all 300 feet of twisting ductwork, the exhaust system was simply not providing […]
The new superintendent at Ohio’s Licking Heights school district thought the cost for heating and cooling all 5 of its school buildings was high, but one 7-year-old elementary school in particular stood out. Its energy bills were double that of a similar school just down the road. It was also plagued by uneven heating. To keep warm, students and teachers in the far wing of the building often wore hats and coats during class.
Building: West Elementary School (K-2)
Ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country, John Muir Medical Center is a showcase for excellence in everything they do – from medical care to building design and construction best practices. When they decided to turn existing space of the building’s 2nd floor into a new endoscopy surgery unit they decided to repurpose the existing mechanical system serving the space. Pretesting, however, indicated inadequate airflow, resulting in unacceptably low levels of exhaust throughout the unit.
When decomposed bodies are found in Ohio’s Montgomery County, they wind up at the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab for autopsy. And for years, occupants of the three-story facility knew whenever a new body arrived because the strong smell of the rotting corpses would permeate the building. Despite spending hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of years trying to solve the problem, nothing seemed to work. Replacing the HVAC system didn’t work. Nor did installing high-efficiency fans, […]
Hyundai’s new U.S. corporate headquarters was scheduled to open for business in just a few weeks. Furniture was arriving and the finishing touches were being made to the interior of the 6-story 500,000 sq. ft. building in Fountain Valley, California. So no one was happy to learn that building engineers could not get official sign off for the project because of excessive leaks in the structure’s four smoke evacuation shafts and the outside air shaft.
Building: Hyundai US. Headquarters
During the floor-to-ceiling renovation of the Gallego Intermediate School, contractors removed the existing ceiling tiles to find ductwork that was in such bad shape, replacing the entire duct system seemed to be the only option. The building’s HVAC included 34 individual units, each with its own supply and return ducts, all made of duct board that was literally falling apart at the seams. Some of the ducts were in such disrepair that they made leakage testing impossible.
Unfortunately, the Tucson, […]
Aeroseal’s Neal Walsh at AHR EXPO with both the AHR Award in the Ventilation category and the “Best of Show” Product of The Year Award.
It’s the biggest trade show for HVAC professionals. 2,000 exhibitors and around 75,000 attendees. And out of the tens of thousands of products and technologies shown at AHR Expo this year, aeroseal duct sealing was just named Product Of The Year by a prestigious panel of industry judges. Nice!
This award is especially gratifying because it […]
The Hometime camera is rolling as FloCore’s Dan Rollie talks to show co-host Miriam Johnson about the latest in energy savings, comfort and indoor air quality.
As promised, last week’s episode of Hometime had a nice feature on Aeroseal duct sealing. If you missed the episode you may have another chance. It is being rebroadcasted at various times in various cities across the country. You’ll just have to check your local PBS station – and ask them about their airing […]
For more than 25 years now, Dean Johnson has been the host of one of the most popular national home improvement programs on TV. As the face of PBS’s HOMETIME, he has been the go to guy for do-it-yourselfers who are looking for the latest tips and innovations in home improvement.
Dean has also been a long-time fan of aeroseal duct sealing technology. He was one of the first home improvement celebrities to share information about this innovation with television viewers and he […]
Anyone that has renovated a building before knows that there are bound to be unexpected surprises as the project progresses. And so it was for engineers conducting a top-to-bottom renovation of one of dozen schools in the Tucson, AZ area’s Sunnyside school district.
When contractors began removing the building’s ceiling tile, they found duct board ductwork that was so dilapidated it was literally falling apart at the seams. Upon closer inspection it was determined that virtually all of the ductwork […]