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Duct Dynasty: Air Leakage, Two-story Cooling Problems

To Control Air, You Must Contain it
By David Richardson
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These temperature-related issues are often corrected simply by renovating the duct system to cure duct leakage and air-balancing issues, which created pressure-related problems in the building. There are instances, though, when you can have the perfectly designed and installed HVAC system and these temperature complaints still exist.


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Duct Dynasty: Using Duct Surface for Leakage Testing?

Simple Testing Isn’t Always the Most Accurate
By David Richardson
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Are we using the most accurate metrics for determining duct leakage in a residential duct system? Would this be the best metric to use for quantifying duct leakage in residential duct systems?


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DOE: Leaky Ducts are Top Energy Waster

Sealing Ductwork Can Improve IAQ, HVAC System Performance, Occupant Comfort
By Jen Anesi
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The average home’s ductwork leaks 30 percent or more. And while some model building codes now require duct-leakage testing and sealing, there is still a significant amount of work to be done — and a significant amount of energy to be saved.


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Air Care Providing Duct Sealing with Every A/C Unit Purchase

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Air Care, a Chandler, Ariz.-based HVAC contractor, announced that it is providing Aeroseal duct sealing with the purchase of a new air conditioning unit. The offer applies to all new air conditioning units purchased from and installed by Air Care for a limited time.


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April 24, 2012: SolarCity Introduces Home Energy Loan for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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SolarCity®, a leader in clean energy services, has unveiled a new Home Energy Loan for energy efficiency upgrades that the company says will make cleaner indoor air, greater comfort, and lower energy bills more accessible to American homeowners.


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