If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t really know the state of your air ducts. After all, your ductwork is “out of sight, out of mind” right? It’s usually installed up in the attic, crawlspaces, and behind drywall. So, we wouldn’t expect you to think much about your air ducts at all. But, you should know how important they are to not only your home comfort, but also HVAC efficiency and energy usage.
Poor quality ductwork can lead to ineffective cooling and heating, strain on your HVAC systems, and increased utility bills. This ductwork is designed to bring the air that’s being conditioned into your living space, keeping your family comfortable and healthy–so you want it to be in the best quality possible. Wondering how to achieve this? Read below for more information!
Why Damaged Ductwork Is Bad News
When your air ducts get damaged–whether it’s from old age and relative wear and tear, or from rodents, or intense heat in the space where they’re installed (like the attic)–it can allow for about 30% of your conditioned air to escape. This means that you’re paying for your air conditioner to cool and your heater to heat, but they’re literally incapable of doing their job 100% because of your ducts. This also threatens the lifespan of your HVAC systems!
A very common and useful way to combat this is with professional Aeroseal duct sealing services. This is when we apply a proprietary sealant to your ducts that assures no air escapes out (and no contaminants make their way in). And before you ask, no, duct tape is not the same thing. Duct tape, unfortunately, is not appropriately named and will actually become brittle after a few months on your ducts due to the temperature fluctuations.
How do you know if Aeroseal is what you need? It all starts with home performance testing–a service that allows our technicians to determine with accuracy where you’re losing energy and why, and how to best assess that energy loss. We have over 20 years in the industry providing this service, and you can count on our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
“Ok, But Is Professional Duct Sealing That Beneficial?”
Yes! Aeroseal duct sealing helps keep your home energy-efficient, comfortable, and healthy. You’ll see the following benefits and more:
- The elimination of cold or hot spots while using your HVAC system.
- Reduced allergens and contaminants such as pollen, dust, and fumes.
- Increase cooling system and heating system efficiency, since no conditioned air will be able to escape.
- Eco-friendly HVAC operation since you won’t be wasting any energy.
Ask About Our Other Duct Services
In addition to whole-home performance testing and duct sealing services, we also provide air duct testing and air duct cleaning. Duct cleaning can be just as beneficial as sealing when it comes to your HVAC efficiency, and the cleanliness of your indoor air. It’s not a service that’s needed annually, like other maintenance services, but it’s definitely something you should invest in every few years.