Think Outside the (Seasonal HVAC) Box
In HVAC, it’s easy live or die by the weather forecast. However, today’s HVAC is not what it used to be. It is more than just seasonal equipment maintenance/installations. According to many building science and performance contracting experts, it’s like a three-legged stool, and equipment is only one of the legs.
- Leg 1: HVAC Equipment
- Leg 2: Ductwork
- Leg 3: Building Envelope
Historically, the HVAC equipment has gotten most of the attention. However, within the last 5-10 years, many contractors and homeowners have realized the overlooked needs (and opportunities) associated with the ductwork systems and building envelopes of homes, and these “new” opportunities are not dependent on the typical seasonality associated with HVAC equipment.
Unlike a furnace or AC unit, the ductwork and building envelope are used all year round, providing contractors a year-round business opportunity to help homeowners.
An AC unit is typically not needed during the winter. Likewise, a furnace is most likely not needed during the summer. However, the ductwork and building envelope are another story.
Winter or summer, the ductwork is always being used to distribute conditioned (heated or cooled) air throughout the home, and the building envelope is always being used to properly insulate and contain the conditioned air regardless of the season.
Are you a homeowner (or building owner)? It’s important to call HVAC contractors that will consider all possible solutions in a home because your issue might not be your AC unit or furnace. It could be leaky ductwork or a problem with the building envelope of your home. Aeroseal-licensed contractors are trained to look at everything in a home: the equipment, ductwork, and building envelope. Find an Aeroseal dealer near you to ensure all of your home HVAC needs are being met.
Are you a contractor? We’d love to talk with you about how Aeroseal can help you be a better contractor for your customers. Call us 877-349-3828, email us, or leave a comment below.