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New Residential Energy Star Program Shines Spotlight on Duct Sealing and HVAC Installation

Posted by Brad Brenner on September 30, 2016
New Residential Energy Star Program Shines Spotlight on Duct Sealing and HVAC Installation EPA spokesperson Casey Murphy shares details of the government's new ESVI program with workshop attendees at the Aeroseal Success Summit.

Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week unveiled their new residential ENERGY STAR program to attendees of the 2016 Success Summit, an annual gathering of licensed Aeroseal dealers and Comfort Institute members. The new program, called ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI), was designed to place new emphasis on the importance of duct sealing and other best practices related to HVAC installation for maximizing home energy efficiency.

“Many HVAC programs focus almost exclusively on the nameplate rated efficiency of the HVAC equipment itself, often disregarding the critical role that duct sealing and proper installation plays in achieving improved energy efficiency,” said Chandler von Schrader, national program manager for the ESVI program. “The new ESVI program addresses this shortcoming by refocusing its attention on a whole-HVAC-system approach to energy efficiency certification.”

According to von Schrader, the ESVI program should prove to be a boon to HVAC professionals that offer aeroseal duct sealing and other services based upon installation best practices.

With ESVI, homeowners looking for ENERGY STAR certification of their HVAC system may begin by finding a participating HVAC contractor. The contractor, working with a participating local utility company, ACCA or other EPA-recognized third-party verification organization, will install or upgrade the HVAC system using best installation practices as outlined by the ESVI program. When the job is completed, the contractor will submit its work for testing and verification. Once the quality of the work is confirmed, the homeowner will receive the ESVI Certificate for the new system.

“In the past, a homeowner could buy an ENERGY STAR-rated air conditioner or furnace thinking he or she will automatically receive the energy savings and high efficiency for which that system is rated. But unless that unit is installed properly and the duct system is running effectively, it will never provide the expected results,” said Bryan Barnes, Aeroseal’s Senior Director of Business Development. “Now, through the ESVI program, homeowners can rest comfortably knowing their new system is delivering the comfort and energy efficiency for which it was built to provide.”
For more information on ESVI, visit http://bit.ly/2cx9L63.

For more information on aeroseal duct sealing technology, to locate a licensed Aeroseal dealer near you, or to learn more about becoming a licensed Aeroseal dealer, visit www.aeroseal.com or call 877-794-1367.

Brad Brenner is the press contact for Aeroseal LLC. He is the principal of Brenner Associates Marketing Communications.

 

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