Code Compliance

DUCT TESTING AND CODE COMPLIANCE

Meet New Requirements For Duct Leakage

Code ComplianceEarlier this year, the state of Connecticut began enforcing the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as part of the Connecticut State Building Code for both residential and commercial construction. As part of this code, duct testing is a mandatory process and adhering to tight standards for duct leakage is specified for all new construction and retrofit projects.

Meeting these stringent duct sealing specifications using traditional manual sealing methods, can be an expensive and problematic proposition. Studies show that even with meticulous applications of mastic and tape, leakage rates are more often than not, fully outside the regulatory requirements. If testing is done after wall construction is completed, poor results would most likely require teardown, re-sealing, and reconstruction.

There is a much easier and less expensive way.

The energy saving professionals at ECS are licensed providers of aeroseal duct sealing technology – an innovative duct sealing solution that works from the inside of the ducts to seal leaks.

A Duct Sealing Game Changer

Developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory by the U.S. Department of Energy, aeroseal technology is a highly effective means of sealing ducts that requires no manual sealing and no deconstruction of walls to access leaks.

This inside/out approach makes aerosealing ductwork ideal for retrofit projects where ducts are hidden or otherwise inaccessible. Used in homes or large buildings – new construction or retrofit projects – aeroseal is so effective at sealing leaks that meeting code compliance is all but guaranteed.

Best of all, the computerized aeroseal process measures results as they happen. At the end of each project a detailed report of the before and after results are created, providing official documentation of code compliance.

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