Sealing Your Ductwork: How To Do It and Why It’s Important
Investing money in a high-efficiency HVAC unit won’t do you a bit of good if your ducts leak air. Duct leakage results in wasted energy and higher utility costs because the warm or cold air you are paying to condition slowly bleeds into your walls and floors. It never reaches the actual rooms in your home!
Save Money with Duct Sealing
Because your duct system runs through ceilings and walls, it’s hard to see breaks or find leaks. However, a gradual increase in your utility bills usually means that you have a problem.
Inefficiency can cause ambient temperature to fall below your thermostat setting. This issue causes your furnace to cycle on and off more frequently. The result is that you are paying to heat your walls and ceilings and NOT your rooms.
Calculations show that you can save 30-cents of every dollar you spend on heating and cooling just by repairing duct leaks.
Controlling Systems has partnered with Aeroseal to repair your ductwork leaks, so your HVAC system has to work less to can keep your home more comfortable. A small investment in duct sealing can quickly pay for itself with lower utility bills.
With Aeroseal, you can reduce your home’s air duct leakage by up to 90%.
The Aeroseal Process
The Aeroseal process is a revolutionary patented technology that uses polymer particles to seal the leaks. The non-toxic particles are suspended in the airflow and begin to stick to the edges of the holes and cracks. Then the particles stick to each other, eventually completely sealing all the leaks in your ductwork.
Here’s the entire process:
The sealing process starts with the inspection. Aeroseal uses a computer system to analyze the amount of air leaking from your ducts. This measurement will help ensure that all issues are located and taken care of during the sealing process.
2. Locate the Leaks
We then use a specialized blower system to send self-sealing particles into the ducts, where they hang suspended until they gravitate towards the openings.
3. Seal the Leaks
The particles fill the gaps and seal the air duct without leaving behind unwanted residue.
4. Measure and Review the Results
After we seal your duct, we do second computer analysis to ensure that we fully completed the sealing process. If needed, we repeat the process until all the leaks are sealed.
This process is scientifically proven and uses state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring that no hole, no matter how small, is overlooked.