#1 Thing Homeowners Should Do Before Replacing Their Air Conditioner or Furnace

Before purchasing a new air conditioner or furnace, homeowners should first examine their home’s ductwork to ensure its in good working order. That’s one of the key points made earlier today by HVAC expert Ken Summers speaking at the 2019 National Home Performance Conference being held this week in Chicago. Summers, co-founder of Comfort Institute, an international home performance research, training and consumer protection organization, highlighted the importance of taking a whole-system approach to heating and cooling systems rather […]
Reduce Your Utility Bills

5 Ways to Lower Your Air Conditioning Bill

With summer just around the corner, you are probably looking forward to many things, including vacations, warm weather and outdoor fun. One thing you probably aren’t relishing, however, is a big air conditioning bill. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent that from occurring. Here are five ways that you can lower your energy bills this summer. 1) Replace Your HVAC Air Filter Your home’s HVAC system has its own air filter that helps to prevent dust from […]
Aeroseal Patented Technology

2 New Patents for HVAC Air Sealing Technology

Even though Aeroseal duct sealing technology was invented over 20 years ago, our research and development (R&D) department maintains a commitment to continuous innovation. Recently, we just added two additional patents for technology: Methods for detection, marking and sealing leaks in pipes or ducts – View Patent Details Methods for sealing, detection and marking leaks in structural enclosures – View Patent Details 20+ Years of Innovation 20 years ago in 1997, the Aeroseal technology was invented and HVAC contractors officially began using it […]

Green Building Certifications in Largest U.S. Metros at Record High

According to recent article in the World Property Journal, the nation’s largest cities are getting even greener. As noted in the 5th annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University, researchers have found green certified office space across America’s 30 largest metros has reached 41% of market totals – the highest in the index’s history. “Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or […]
Commercial HVAC Equipment

10 Issues Why HVAC Equipment Does Not Perform as Advertised

Back in 2012, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) published top ten reasons building HVAC systems do not perform as intended. Here’s a reprint of the ten issues according to NEBB: Issue #1: Ductwork is not reinforced for the proper SMACNA pressure classifications. Issue #2: Failure to adequately seal ducts. Issue #3: Failure to understand the need to seal return and exhaust ducts. Issue #4: Failure to adequately pressure test ductwork to prove that duct sealing is effective. Issue #5: Failure to understand SMACNA […]

Aeroseal Duct Sealing 2014 – A Year In Review

Here we are, once again, on the cusp of another new year. All of us at Aeroseal LLC hope that the past twelve months have treated you, your business and your family well and that the year ahead is looking bright. As we look back on 2014, we can’t help but smile and feel proud of what’s been accomplished. So, with that in mind, I thought this would be a perfect time to review some of the highlights of […]

GreenBuild Revisited

It’s been several weeks since the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo set up shop at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, but the buzz continues to spread throughout the industry. By all accounts GreenBuild has become the biggest gathering for engineers, architects, contractors and just about anyone else interested in sustainable building. And if you’re at all affiliated with the construction industry or home performance markets, that certainly includes you. This year, Greenbuild hosted about 750 suppliers and top […]

New UL Category Just For Aerosol Duct Sealing

One giant leap forward – a new category has just been added to Underwriters Laboratory’s list of approved solutions for duct sealing. UL 1381 was just created specifically to cover aerosol duct sealing technology and provides contractors with a UL-certified alternative to older methods of sealing duct leaks – such as tape and mastic. When it comes to industry standards, the UL symbol is about as ubiquitous as it gets. For more than a century, the UL symbol (the trademark […]

Ask This Old House To Feature Duct Sealing Segment

It’s one thing to have an Aeroseal dealer tell a homeowner how wonderful aerosol duct sealing is for their house. It’s another thing entirely when a trusted and respected industry professional tells a homeowner it’s good stuff. And there are few home renovation experts better known or more trusted than Richard Trethewey the HVAC specialist on PBS’s long-standing home improvement and remodeling program This Old House. So, as you can imagine, we’ve reserved the Lazy Boy recliner in front of […]

Sealing The Deal With Mobile Homes

Duct Sealing Cuts Mobile Homeowner’s Energy Bills When I enter into conversations about home energy savings, I’ve got to admit, I’m almost always thinking about traditional stick-built houses. But lots of Americans live in mobile homes – nearly ten million to be exact. And, it turns out, they are as interested in energy savings and indoor comfort as those living in apartments, condos and more traditional immobile homes – maybe even more so. Who would have guessed? So it was with particular […]