Healthy Waterproofing

Encapsulation of a Basement and Crawl Space

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Summer is here. Temperatures are soaring across the country. That is bad news for your customer’s basement and crawl space. Warmer air means higher moisture. That could mean more pests, mold, mildew, and an increase in airborne viruses. Poor air quality in the basement or crawl space will spread to the rest of the house. To maintain a healthy home, it is imperative to keep the air in the basement and crawl space healthy. Pairing the encapsulation of a basement or crawlspace with an AprilAire Dehumidifier is the easiest way to prevent and reduce moisture.

 

Encapsulation & ASHRAE

ASHRAE recommends maintaining relative humidity between 30-60 percent.

 

Encapsulation can reduce moisture build-up by about 80 percent. Placing a vapor barrier alongside the basement or crawlspace is a great start to reaching that ASHRAE recommendation. An AprilAire Dehumidifier is the final step to maintaining healthy air.

 

1870 Dehumidifier Honored by Energy Star

With an easy-to-read digital display, a five-year warranty, and simple installation, it is an easy sell. Energy Star® also recently named the 1870 Dehumidifier Energy Star’s Most Efficient Dehumidifier 2020 making it the first whole-home dehumidifier to earn that distinction.

 

According to ENERGY STAR, the Most Efficient 2020 distinction “recognizes products that deliver cutting edge energy efficiency along with the latest in technological innovation. It is an award that truly represents the best of ENERGY STAR.”

 

More Resources for Encapsulation

To see other benefits and the installation of encapsulation and AprilAire Dehumidifier installation, watch the video above. Or sign-up for various Healthy Humidity webinars to stay current on best practices, selling tips, and other benefits for installing AprilAire Dehumidifiers.

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An Update on Indoor Air Quality from the Project Sustainability Podcast

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As a contractor, you know that Indoor Air Quality is a hot topic these days. With more and more people spending time indoors, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that the air inside homes and businesses for your customers is as clean as possible. The Project Sustainability Podcast is here to help.

 

Hosted by a team of experts in sustainability and environmentalism, the Project Sustainability Podcast aims to educate and entertain listeners about a wide range of topics related to the environment. Their episode, “An Update on Indoor Air Quality,” features AprilAire Senior Training and Development Manager of AprilAire Academy Chris Howells participating in a discussion on the many factors that can affect the air quality inside our homes and buildings.

 

From volatile organic compounds to particulate matter to the impact of the air in the home on your customers’ pets, Chris and Project Sustainability’s Peggy Smedley cover a broad range of information and provide an engaging, enjoyable conversation on environmental issues and Indoor Air Quality.

 

This episode offers valuable insights into how you can continue to improve the air quality in your customers’ homes as well as practical tips for choosing the right air cleaner for different spaces and advice on how to improve ventilation and humidity control. Chris also emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to Indoor Air Quality—there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and a combination of different strategies may be needed depending on the specific circumstances of the home and its location. For contractors, this is an important reminder that improving Indoor Air Quality requires a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of each client.

 

Tune in for a resource to stay informed on the latest trends and best practices in Indoor Air Quality plus the impact on the HVAC industry. If you are looking to stay ahead of the curve and provide the best possible service to your clients, give the Project Sustainability Podcast a listen today.

Acculevel

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Indiana-Based Acculevel’s Quality People and Partners Provide Recipe for Success

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Foundation repair and waterproofing company, Acculevel, is in demand and shows no sign of slowing down. Founded in 1996, the company has earned a reputation of trust by being honest and transparent with customers while providing the highest quality work and customer service in the industry. This reputation has spurred rapid growth, so much in fact, that Acculevel is currently building a new facility that will triple their capacity.

Acculevel’s Focus is on Family and Culture

Acculevel is a family-run business as founder Andy Beery works alongside his sons Neil and Nolan who handle operations and sales. Together, they have built a strong culture focused on helping people. “We’ve really focused the culture of our company and the great people and talent we have on just truly helping people,” says Operations Manager, Neil Beery. “That growth – that culture has really made a massive impact on what we do.”

Utilizing the best products is another key to Acculevel’s success. It’s no coincidence that homeowners think highly of the company as the solutions they provide stand the test of time, something that can’t be said about the work of all contractors in the industry. They proudly use AprilAire Dehumidifiers on their encapsulation jobs. “In our opinion, AprilAire is the top-of-the-line product, so there’s nowhere else to go in order to improve,” says President, Andy Beery.

Nash Distribution Provides Quality Products for Acculevel

With rapid growth also comes the need to have the tools and materials at the ready to complete the work without building a backlog. That’s where Acculevel’s partnership with Nash Distribution and AprilAire really shines. In a time of almost constant supply chain disruption, Nash Distribution prides itself on having the products their partners need, when they need them. That, in combination with AprilAire’s U.S. manufacturing, ensures Acculevel gets the quality products they expect delivered on time.

Acculevel’s dedication to customer service and providing real solutions has made for an ideal partnership with AprilAire. “We’ve exclusively used AprilAire for years – they are excellent products and our customers are extremely satisfied with their performance,” Andy Beery said.

Most any business, regardless of industry, can learn from Acculevel’s model of aligning with like-minded partners, providing a premium service and focusing on solutions that benefit the customer. Encompassing these characteristics into your business will you take you to the next level by creating an army of satisfied customers that will market your services via word of mouth and drive leads your way, saving your marketing dollars and the time of your sales force.

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AprilAire, the Leader in Healthy Air Solutions, Reduces by 66% Environmental Impact of Dehumidifiers

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MADISON, Wis. (March 25, 2024) – AprilAire, the leader in whole-house Healthy Air solutions, announces it is once again advancing its Dehumidifier lineup to be more intuitive, easy to connect, simple to use and maintain, and environmentally friendly.

 

Customers fuel the AprilAire passion to continually raise the bar. In 2024, AprilAire is excited to phase in the following new features and benefits to its market-leading Dehumidifier product offering:

 

First, and most significantly, AprilAire is upgrading the refrigerant in its Dehumidifiers to reduce by 66% the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of all the models in its lineup. The transition to R32 is underway and projected to wrap up across the full product line by year-end.

 

Look for this seal on AprilAire Dehumidifier packaging to indicate the product is more environmentally friendly and contains the refrigerant R32.

 

 

In addition, AprilAire continues to make its Dehumidifiers easier to use and maintain by eliminating the On/Off switch in non-hardwired models, as well as introducing a new, tool-less filter door in the E080 and E100 models.

 

“Customers will continue to experience the same superior product performance and reliability they have come to expect from AprilAire Dehumidifiers. By providing a more environmentally friendly product, we strengthen our brand leverage in the whole-home category and retain our position as the leader in delivering best-in-class Healthy Air solutions to dehumidify homes,” said Katie Zagorski, AprilAire Senior Product Manager, Dehumidification.

 

About AprilAire

 

AprilAire is on a mission to make homes healthy. We believe everyone deserves Healthy Air and envision a future with Healthy Air in every home. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin since 1954, AprilAire has been creating and delivering Healthy Air solutions to manage air purity, humidity, fresh air supply, temperature, and mitigate radon and viruses in all types of homes, and all environments. We have an unparalleled reputation as the brand of choice among tens of thousands of professional contractors and make a Healthy Air difference in the lives of the millions of families who rely on our products every day. To learn how to turn a house into a Healthy Home with the AprilAire Healthy Air System® visit www.aprilaire.com.