CENTERVILLE, Ohio — Aeroseal LLC, the owner and licensee of aeroseal duct sealing technology, has acquired Comfort Institute, a provider of home performance equipment and training for the HVAC industry. The acquisition combines the expertise of both organizations to create an HVAC outlet for home performance training and ongoing professional support.
Comfort Institute LLC will continue to provide the current CI service offerings while adding additional services, all now as a wholly owned business unit of Aeroseal LLC.
“This is a strong move for both companies and it’s a stronger move for the industry as a whole,” said Chandler von Schrader, EPA’s national manager, Energy Star HVAC Verified Installation Program. “Home performance needs competent contractors that understand total systems and how to remediate them. This includes the distribution systems, and Aeroseal really fills that void. This is a good move across the board.”
The merger will combine complimentary resources and strengthen the offerings that both organizations provide the HVAC industry. It will enhance Aeroseal dealers’ sales and duct renovation capabilities, and provide an avenue to success in the broader home performance market.
Backed by Aeroseal, Comfort Institute will have greater resources to invest in member services. CI members will benefit from significantly increased regional training opportunities, enhanced business process systems, greater networking opportunities and easier access to product innovations.
“I can attribute a large part of our success in home performance to the combination of our Aeroseal dealership with our CI Membership,” said Steve Schmidt, president of Frederick Air Inc., Frederick, Maryland and national board member of ACCA. “I could not be more excited for the industry that these two organizations have officially joined forces.
Brendan Reid and Ken Summers will continue to lead Comfort Institute. Comfort Institute’s main facility, warehouse and offices will be relocated to Centerville, Ohio.
“Duct sealing is almost always the highest priority improvement a home performance contractor recommends,” says Reid. “We are excited to now be part of the Aeroseal team. It’s a natural fit and will enable us to be the best home performance resource for the HVAC industry.”