Duct Sealing Boosts Energy Efficiency and Comfort for Su Verde

Oct. 7, 2016

Nearly half the energy bills for an average home is spent on heating, air conditioning and ventilation. And duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year.

What's worse, leaky ducts lead to uneven temperatures in rooms and the collection of dust around registers and other surfaces in the home.

Ducts are sometimes sealed with tape or messy mastic. But in older homes, those things can break down over time and lead to leaks. And in a new home, even the most meticulously installed ductwork can have leaks that are invisible to the naked eye.

That's why Builder Sy Safi of UberGreen Spaces & Homes tapped Allgeier Air to install Aeroseal in Su Verde ("About Green" in Italian), the Proud Green Home of Louisville.

In this video, Matt Rivard senior service technician Allgeier Air, reviews the benefits of duct sealing for new and existing homes.

The Su Verde home will seek to be certified in the LEED for Homes program from the U.S. Green Building Council, the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Standard and the Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready program.

Sy Safi and his company, UberGreen Spaces & Homes created and designed Su Verde in the Italianate style with architect Clive Pohl of Lexington, Kentucky-based Pohl Rosa Pohl.

Safi is a national and international award-winning sustainability designer and progressive builder in both residential and commercial. Pohl Rosa Pohl is a Lexington, Kentucky, based architectural firm with deep understanding of high performance home building principles.

Read more about the Proud Green Home of Louisville.


Topics: Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Proud Green Home of Louisville, Ventilation

Companies: Aeroseal, Enertech Global, LLC, Zehnder America, ACT D'MAND Systems, Huber Engineered Woods, STEP Warmfloor


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