Aeroseal process for duct leakage and benefits of sealing ductwork

If your home is experiencing any or all of the following is a sign that you might have leaky ductwork.

  • Some rooms may be cooler or warmer than others.
  • Some areas may feel drafty, and others may feel stuffy.
  • Some rooms may have a musty smell.
  • Accumulation of dust.
  • Increase in humidity.

According to the US Department of Energy: Energy Saver

“Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated, they are likely contributing to higher energy bills.

Your home’s duct system is a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings; it carries the air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to each room. Ducts are made of sheet metal, fiberglass, or other materials.

Ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills, but you can reduce that loss by sealing and insulating your ducts. Insulating ducts in unconditioned spaces is usually very cost-effective. Existing ducts may also be blocked or may require simple upgrades.”

The following steps are taken to seal your ductwork:

  1. All vents, registers, and internal components are blocked to pressurize your system. The Aeroseal spray shoots a mist of specialized material that clings to and seals duct holes and leaks.
  2. All leaks are carefully sealed with precision and accuracy. Your system’s performance is monitored and shows all improvements as they happen in real-time. Using only the amount of sealant necessary, the process can take between 60 minutes to a couple of hours.
  3. When finished you will feel and see the difference immediately.
  4. The typical home realizes between a 25-35% increase in system airflow & capacity.

The potential benefit of using the Aeroseal process to seal ductwork includes improved indoor air quality. This can ultimately lead to a more comfortable, healthier, and cleaner home.

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