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?
New product said to provide durable outdoor pipe and duct wrap that solves noise control problems
July 21, 2015
Sound Seal, a manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products serving the industrial, architectural, commercial, and construction industries, has announced the addition of its AlumaLAG™ product to its acoustical pipe and duct wrap product line.
Shurtape Technologies LLC, a producer of HVAC tapes, is combating the skills gap with a scholarship program that helps students with the burden of financing their education and instructs them through a series of HVAC courses.
SoftTouch sustainable insulation is a resilient, fiberglass, blanket-type insulation that provides thermal efficiency by reducing unwanted heat loss or gain in both rectangular and round HVAC ductwork.
Many professionals are wondering exactly what’s involved in this test, the equipment that’s needed, third-party testing, and how to pass these tests. Let’s take a look at some of the basics for residential duct-leakage testing.