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Installed R-value vs. Out of Package R-Value

If you look at a duct wrap insulation data sheet, you may notice that there are two different R-Values listed: Installed R-Value and Out-of-Package R-Value. These two R-Values reflect the difference in thermal performance that occurs when you compress the insulation during installation (installed R-value) from the thermal performance of the insulation directly out of the package (out-of-package R-value). The installed R-Values on JM’s duct wrap data sheets reflect the thermal performance of material that has been compressed by 25%, the maximum allowable compression during installation. Anything beyond that hinders the materials’ thermal performance by over-compressing the insulation. The more…

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Insulating Ducts: A Guide to Thickness and R-Value

When insulating ducts, understanding the meaning and impact of R-Values and insulation thicknesses is essential to getting the most efficient, affordable outcome on your heating installation project. The ratings provide a guide for homeowners that determines the effectiveness of the insulation, making it easier to choose the right insulation for your home.  Proper insulation can save homeowners time and money, while conserving energy for a greener future. Click here to learn more about how thickness impacts R-Value.  https://news.jm.com/blog/hvac-insulation/insulating-ducts-guide-thickness-and-r-value

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Steel Market Insights for Duct Fabricators, Manufacturers

Steel is the infrastructure of the duct fabrication industry, which is why it makes sense for us to keep an eagle eye on all the factors that influence its price and availability to duct manufacturers. Enter our new steel report section on SNIPSmag.com. There you’ll find in depth analysis on all the latest news about tariffs on steel and other metals as well as profiles on some of the country’s most well-known steel producers. In order to kick off this new section, we called on Wood Mackenzie — a global energy, chemicals, renewables, metals and mining research and consultancy group…

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Gazing into the Crystal Ball

Insulation Outlook has gathered articles from industry experts to discuss the outlook for the rest of 2019 and beyond. Reasons for Optimism—and Caution—in 2019 by Ken Simonson Keep Calm, Stay Focused, and Get Ahead of the Next Downturn by Chris Daum Though Signs Point to a Slowdown, Growth in Construction Spending Should Continue through 2020 by Kermit Baker 2019 Engineering and Construction Industry Outlook by Michell Miesels Click here to read each of these detailed articles. https://news.jm.com/blog/hvac-insulation/gazing-crystal-ball

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Energy Efficiency Incentives Need Updating

A coalition representing environmental advocates, window manufacturers, and others has urged Congress to update and extend tax incentives for energy-efficiency upgrades. [Photo credit: Mike Gifford / CC B-NC / Flickr] A broad coalition representing millions of Americans earlier this month urged Congress to modernize and extend expired energy efficiency tax incentives, touting the enormous, long-term benefits for both the industry and U.S. consumers. The coalition is comprised of environmental and efficiency groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, alongside leading manufacturers of windows, air conditioners, insulation, and other efficiency components that generate a significant number of U.S. jobs. (In total, energy efficiency…

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Kicking Butted Seams and Taking Names

Kicking Butted Seams and Taking Names | 2019-06-11 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to…

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