There’s no doubt that an energy-efficient heating and cooling saves you money and helps the planet. When it comes to forced-air units, however, the system is only as good as its ductwork. In the average home in Birmingham, AL, up to 30 percent of air that passes through ducts is wasted. Green ductwork is all about improving ducts to create a more sustainable environment. Additionally, this strategy lets you keep more green in your wallet as well.
It All Starts with Sealing
Duct sealing is an important first step in making sure your ductwork is green. Like mini wind tunnels, ducts are continually exposed to pressurized air. Any leaks or gaps that develop can reduce system efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Leaky ducts also allow contaminants to enter the ducts and pollute your home’s air. Our Aeroseal duct services offer a savvy solution:
- Using special tubing, a polymer sealant is blown into the ductwork as an aerosolized mist.
- The particles are injected under pressure and stick to one another as they come across leaks and gaps.
- The particles collect and settle form a permanent barrier against pollutants.
Green Ductwork Design
The materials used to install, repair, and upgrade ductwork can also make it greener. Flexible ductwork is a light, durable, and offers an energy-efficient alternative to standard ductwork. Features like eco-friendly liners work to keep moisture under control. This helps to keep levels of biological contaminants in your home at an acceptable level.
From installations to cleaning, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Birmingham offers a full range of duct services. We’re proud to provide our neighbors in the Birmingham region with money-saving solutions that also help protect the environment. For more information, take a look at our Green Ductwork Services or give us a call at (205) 690-4145.