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).

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 about Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Read about the report here.

The DOE report mentioned, “Buildings account for 40 percent of all energy use in the United States.” With a figure that high, it makes a great case for using green building and design best practices. Realizing the impact of buildings on energy, Aeroseal is on mission to make buildings (and homes) more efficient and healthy.

Sealing ductwork in buildings with Aeroseal is proven way to make buildings more efficient and healthy. Historically, many people overlooked ductwork and duct leakage as an obstacle for energy savings. More recently, industry professionals are examining more aspects of buildings to further green building and design for more energy-efficient buildings.

How Aeroseal Duct Sealing Saves Energy in Buildings

It’s a relatively logical way to save energy. Here’s the breakdown:

  • On average, 60% of utility costs for a building is HVAC.
  • Furthermore, 40% of HVAC costs is to operate the HVAC fan
  • Duct leakage in buildings makes the HVAC fan run more and harder, which wastes energy
  • Duct sealing gets rid of duct leakage which helps the HVAC fan run more efficiently
  • With a more efficiency HVAC fan, total HVAC costs are less, which means a significant savings in monthly utility bills

Here’s a brief video that helps explain energy savings with Aeroseal:

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