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At National Heating & Air, we pride ourselves on providing knowledgeable solutions to each and every customer we serve. Furthermore, we’re passionate about the Home Performance industry and the bright future it has in store for itself. Earlier this month, National’s Jeremy Begley — a true home performance expert — spoke at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference in Charlotte, NC, covering the all-important topic of the “building envelope”

It’s no secret that the building envelope is one of the most overlooked aspects of building science by heating and cooling contractors. Many are unfamiliar with the term altogether, which is troubling given the impact it can have on home performance. By speaking to a group of some of the country’s most forward-thinking heating and cooling contractors, Begley set out to bring a deeper understanding of how today’s homes are affected by flaws in the building envelope.

What is a Building Envelope?

To understand what a building envelope is, it’s important to view a home as a complete system. The term refers to a physical separation between the conditioned and unconditioned sections of a building, consisting of weather, air and thermal barriers. According to Begley, it’s essential for contractors to understand that we essentially “live in the duct system;” a concept that can dramatically change the ways in which certain projects are approached.

The Building Envelope and Comfort

For a great deal of Cincinnati families, there’s simply nothing more important than returning home to a comfortable house at the end of the day. The building envelope can change this expectation with a number of negative effects on home comfort levels. Poor air-sealing is a result along with energy loss. Focusing on the building envelope is a primary concern for National Heating & Air, and it’s only becoming more pertinent on a daily basis thanks to the leadership of Jeremy Begley.

Jeremy Begley and his Whole-Home Approach

Jeremy Begley’s lead philosophy: viewing every home as an interconnected system. This system impacts overall home performance and is a great place to start when evaluating a home. This interconnected approach something that Begley cares deeply about and served as a basis for the creation of his former company, Cincinnati Energy Solutions. As National’s chief home performance specialist, Begley is committed to focusing on the concept of a “whole home approach” (including the building envelope) and spreading the word to other aspiring HVAC contractors that are looking to embrace home performance.

For more information about Jeremy Begley or the building envelope, contact National Heating & Air today.

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