Fresh Air Intake Handlers Contribute to Sustainable Goals Beyond April

What is The Canopy Project?


The Canopy Project


“Our planet is losing 15 billion trees each year. Earth Day Network works to reforest the earth and build sustainable communities.”


Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement. This April, we’re amidst projects to contribute to sustainable communities. In modern interiors, whether commercial, industrial, private, or even in our immediate homes, each space runs the risk of stale air and air circulation. The results occur when insulation is so strict that fresh air can’t run through the system. Poor ventilation and humidity can lead to a number of dangers including polluted indoor air, mold, reconstruction needs,  health risks, and more.


Having a top-of-line HVAC system will help you dramatically reduce these risks. Keeping our home and work space air systems running efficiently and up to par ultimately contributes to long-term sustainable communities. HVAC systems are used to regulate temperature and offer ideal work and living spaces.


Fresh air handling units are an easy and affordable solution. The units offer controlled volumes of clean air for enclosed environments. The fresh air works to dilute old air, contributing as a functional component of your HVAC system.


As an added piece of the HVAC system, fresh air intake handlers bring in clean, fresh air, without acting as an external stressor on your HVAC system.


Each handler dictates the amount of fresh air being distributed. Dampers, regulating the flow of air, pull from cubic feet per minute (cfpm) based upon your current system set up. The positive pressure that is created from the air handler keeps external drafts from polluting indoor air.


Industrial and manufacturing companies specifically benefit from fresh air intake air handlers because they service “combustion appliances,” providing them enough oxygen to support burning needs for ovens, furnaces, boilers, manufacturing, machining, stamping, and more.


Alan Manufacturing is a trusted manufacturer in the HVAC industry, producing custom dampers and accessories like the fresh air intake handlers that are compatible with your system.


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2017 HVAC Industry Overview

As 2018 is on the horizon, we’re taking a look back at 2017 and all that both our business and the industry has accomplished throughout the past year. Topics that came from hot industry discussions and present matters at hand include: the effectiveness of HVAC systems, smart homes and technology, environmental and climate, YouTube video takeovers, and most recently, National Manufacturing Day.

From the start of the year, we’ve had our sights set on the smart homes industry. For the past several years, this has been a rapidly expanding industry. One of the biggest advancements in the field has been controlled settings through mobile/smart devices. We’ve all seen the commercials where you can control your garage doors, security systems, or light switches from miles and miles away. Now, this is applicable in regards to smart HVAC systems too. As HVAC systems and controls advance, they also become more efficient. Homeowners are now able to govern much more than what was capable in the past. And from the bottom up, HVAC systems are now being tied into the mechanical systems of a building.

Other initiatives that we took on this year were nationally recognized days like Earth Day and National Manufacturing Day. At Alan, we play a role in the design, creation, and implementation of energy efficient HVAC systems in commercial buildings. Ducts with air leaks can create polluted indoor air. This year our team has been exploring ways to make assemblies like this more robust and leak free.

Over Manufacturing Day (the first Friday of every October) we were able to address manufacturing industry-related issues that touch on the HVAC industry and all other industries across manufacturing. As field members, it is our duty to spread the word on causes like the skills gap, STEM education, and reshoring.

Our YouTube Videos on HVAC systems, equipment, services, and installation continued to receive bountiful views over the past 12 months. Alan experts speak to RF Zone Control Systems, Gladiola Control Kits, Retrofit Damper Installation Instructions, Zone Motorized Dampers, Wireless Zone Motorized Dampers featuring Radial Blades, Zone Motorized Dampers featuring Gasket Seals, ALAN Zone Round Power-Open Power-Close Modulating, and ALAN Zone Rectangular Frame Power-Open Power-Close, all in easily understandable video forms. Our experts also stressed the importance of fresh intake air handlers this year. This kind of system adds to the effectiveness of your business HVAC system.

Over the years our team has successfully designed over 1,000 different products including, but not limited to: HVAC dampers, HVAC hardware, duct supports, zone control systems, and custom projects. We are considered a leading supplier in the HVAC industry, and continually monitor the industry progressions within our field.

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From Alan Manufacturing, we’d like to thank all of our loyal customers for a successful 2017. We wish you, your companies, and your families a very happy holiday season and we’ll see you next year!

“Environmental and Climate Literacy” – Celebrate Earth Day 2017

Every April the world comes together to celebrate our planetary home and to remember that we all can make a direct impact 365 days a year by mindfully choosing eco-friendly products. We at Alan Manufacturing also do our part in designing and creating systems that are unparalleled in their energy efficiencies.

This is not limited to just the outside air. One of the issues we are currently working to rectify is in regards to positive pressure units. It has been seemingly inevitable that, over time, ducts will end up with air leaks, which results in a lack of proper pressure build-up. These days, modern homes are almost hermetically sealed so as to be well insulated enough to meet the requirements of new environmentally-friendly laws and regulations. The consequence can be that these tightly sealed homes will have poor ventilation due to the aforementioned leaks and pressure losses. (This is what can result in polluted indoor air.) Since Alan Manufacturing plays a part in these HVAC systems with metal sheet manufacturing, we’re currently exploring ways to make the assemblies more robust and, ideally, leak free. This will result in both cleaner indoor air and higher levels of efficiency- a win-win for all involved.

Over the years Alan Manufacturing, Inc. has designed over 1,000 different products including HVAC dampers, related hardware, duct supports and zone control systems as well as specialized items that not only meet the needs of our valued customers but those of Mother Earth as well.

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Happy Earth Day 2017 from Alan Manufacturing!