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Aug. 26, 2014: Aeroseal Acquires Comfort Institute

Merger Will Combine Complementary Resources and Strengthen the Offerings Both Organizations Provide the HVAC Industry

CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Aeroseal LLC, the owner and licensee of Aeroseal duct sealing technology, announced that it has acquired Comfort Institute (CI), a leading provider of home performance equipment and training for the HVAC industry. Aeroseal said the acquisition combines the two organization’s expertise to provide a complete, authoritative outlet for home performance training and professional support.

Comfort Institute will continue to provide its current service offerings while adding additional services, now as a wholly owned business unit of Aeroseal LLC.

“I can attribute a large part of our success in home performance to the combination of our Aeroseal dealership with our CI membership,” said Steve Schmidt, president of Frederick Air Inc., Frederick, Maryland, and national board member of ACCA. “I could not be more excited for the industry that these two organizations have officially joined forces. No doubt, greater contractor success and remarkable customer satisfaction is on the horizon.”

The merger will combine complementary resources and strengthen the offerings that both organizations provide the HVAC industry. Aeroseal said it will enhance its sales and duct renovation capabilities, and provide an avenue to success in the broader home performance market. Backed by Aeroseal, Comfort Institute will have greater resources to invest in member services. CI members will benefit from significantly increased regional training opportunities, enhanced business process systems, greater networking opportunities, and easier access to product innovations.

“Aeroseal duct sealing technology has dramatically changed the way our industry thinks about home comfort, IAQ, and energy savings, while Comfort Institute was the first to train and equip HVAC professionals to succeed in the growing home performance contracting sector,” said Amit Gupta, Aeroseal CEO and president. “Through this merger, we will now have the added expertise and resources to provide the HVAC community an entirely new level of service and support.”

Under the acquisition, several key Comfort Institute personnel will remain in their current positions. Brendan Reid and Ken Summers will continue to lead CI. Comfort Institute’s main facility, warehouse, and offices will be relocated to Centerville, Ohio.

“Duct sealing is almost always the highest priority improvement a home performance contractor recommends,” said Reid. “We are excited to now be part of the Aeroseal team. It’s a natural fit and will enable us to be the best home performance resource for the HVAC industry.”

For more information about Comfort Institute, visit www.ciinfo.org. For more information about Aeroseal, visit www.aeroseal.com.

Publication date: 8/25/2014

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