Ecovent, maker of an intelligent home zoning system, recently announced it closed a $6.9 million Series A funding round led by Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., a business segment of Emerson. The round also included participation from Tamarisc and Blue Fog Capital.
Adding duct-cleaning services can bring in valuable new business and boost a contractor’s bottom line, but before a contractor enters the market, he or she needs to understand and commit to the time and costs involved in properly training and equipping their teams.
As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to implement energy conservation standards that affect numerous HVACR appliances and components, industry leaders are pointing out that high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment is only as good as the ductwork it’s attached to. That’s why they’re seeking to define what, exactly, green ductwork is and determine how it can be implemented in homes and buildings throughout the U.S.
How do you help someone understand that the duct design methods they’ve used for years might not be working like they assume? How can you help them understand a 6-inch duct might not always deliver 100 cfm?