Lasting improvements in air quality for 10 years guaranteed
A home’s air duct system is a lot like its plumbing system. They both run throughout the house and both can have a expensive leaks. The difference is that a leaking water pipe will let you know its leaking but a leaking air duct system will continue to cost you money for years without apparent evidence. While it’s not apparent, the evidence can exist in the form uneven room temperatures, allergies, and increased energy expenses.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly 50% of the average home’s utility bill is spent on heating and air conditioning. If you have any leaks, you could be significantly overpaying.
HVAC Professionals can spot and manually seal air duct leaks where ductwork is visible but a lot of ductwork is concealed in walls, floors, and ceilings. Aeroseal is a method of diagnosing a home’s air duct leakage throughout the duct system and then sealing the leaks from the inside. Sealing air ducts from the inside removes the need for an HVAC professional to make expensive cuts into your walls to seal those concealed ducts.
The technology for sealing air ducts from the inside was invented in 1994 and has steadily developed into the best duct sealing solution available. The technology was patented in 1996 and 1999 and has continued to be upgraded since.
In 2000, The Department of Energy (DOE) and its Citizen Judges selected Aeroseal in the 100 best scientific and technological accomplishments to come out of the 23 years of the DOE’s existence. The same judges put Aeroseal in the top 23 technologies that have the largest potential to save consumers money and improve their quality of life. In 2017, Aeroseal is on its way to becoming an industry standard for optimizing air duct systems.
Aeroseal was featured on PBS’s professional home improvement show, “This Old House” where they detail how the process works and the benefits of sealing air ducts from the inside. Click the video to the right for a brief introduction to Aeroseal.
Evidence of Leaks
There are a few ways to tell if your ducts might be leaking. The most common reason people request Aeroseal is because they are experiencing uneven temperature distribution in their homes; rooms on one side of the house are much colder or warmer than the rest of the house. This happens because the heated or cooled air is leaking throughout the ductwork instead of being delivered to those rooms. Sealing leaks will improve system pressure so the conditioned air is distributed more evenly throughout the house.
Another reason Aeroseal is often requested is to solve allergies. Leaks in air ducts can result in air leaving ducts where it shouldn’t, but they can also result in air entering where it shouldn’t. Air duct systems usually run through a home’s attic, basement, or crawlspace and throughout its walls. If air is entering the duct system from these places, then dust and allergens are pulled in with it and distributed throughout your home. Aeroseal will prevent any air from entering or exiting the duct system where it shouldn’t.
The benefit of Aeroseal will become the most evident when energy costs decrease. If the air temperature is inconsistent throughout your house, the HVAC system will activate more often to compensate for the misplaced air. HVAC systems running longer and more often can waste a significant amount of energy each year. After leaks are sealed, HVAC systems will run less to move the same amount of air, saving homeowners up to 40% on energy. With these savings, Aeroseal can quickly pay for itself and is guaranteed to keep your ducts sealed for 10 years.
How does it work?
The Aeroseal process is simple. Air vents and registers are blocked with a specialized masking tape to prevent airflow. With all registers blocked, the system’s air is forced to exit through leaks. The Aeroseal tool detects how much air is being lost through leaks to determine the rate of leakage in the duct system.
Once leakage is tested, aerosol sealant is injected into the duct system. This sealant is designed to remain a vapor until enough particles are forced toward small gaps to begin accumulating. The particles adhere and gather until air can no longer get through and the gap is sealed.
The whole process is computer monitored and afterwards, a computer generated analysis is printed for the customer. This analysis will clearly illustrate the reduction in leakage throughout the process. See examples of this from recent Aeroseal sealings below.
“We had Safety King Aeroseal the duct work. Wow!! Now our furnace and AC run more efficiently and less often, which translates to lower utility bills and $$ saved.” -Susan, Warren MI
If you’re interested in having your air ducts sealed tight, click the button below or call us at 1-800-Aeroseal for more information!