Most of us don't think twice about the air duct system in a home. It's a vital piece of the HVAC system that stays out of sight out of mind. So when a home is struggling to reach a comfortable temperature, or you notice a spike in energy costs, it's easy to blame a furnace or ac unit. However, those systems can't deliver air without the vent system of air ducts hidden away in our walls, attics, and basements.
When air ducts aren't properly maintained and inspected, leaks in the vent system can go unnoticed for months or years, leading to several unknown problems for homeowners. Think about it this way—when a home's foundation starts to crack, you have to fix it before the damage worsens.
The same goes for the foundation of your air vent system. If damaged, minor problems will continue to grow until a significant issue occurs. When duct leakage occurs, homeowners typically have three common complaints:
- Uncomfortable Hot/Cold Spots in Homes: When air ducts have leaks, conditioned air doesn't move throughout the home the way it's designed to. This leads to uneven temperatures, making your heating & cooling system work harder to reach the desired temperature.
- Excessive Dust and/or Allergens: Allergens, bacteria, insulation particles, and dust can enter a duct system and cause discomfort to those with asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve air quality by significantly reducing the number of pollutants entering air ducts and spreading throughout the home.
- Overpayment On Utility Bills: When a furnace or AC is struggling to maintain a comfortable temperature due to duct leaks, your system has to work harder, making it inefficient and causing more energy usage than necessary.
How can our Cincinnati duct sealing experts help?
At One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we use Aeroseal’s innovative technology to quickly and efficiently seal the leaks in your air duct system from the inside. Making Cincinnati households healthier, safer, and more comfortable. Aeroseal's duct sealing power provides up to a 95% duct leakage reduction in your home, which will result in plenty of benefits. When our sealing process is complete, you can expect:
- Greater humidity control: Sealing air returns will block humid and unconditioned air entering the system. This will eliminate the threat of mold growth inside your ducts.
- Improved airflow: You will immediately notice a stronger airflow coming out of your vents. You can now be sure that air is making its way to each room and not being wasted.
- Even temperatures: With leaks now sealed, your system can properly heat and cool all areas of your home during any season. On average, homeowners saw an 8-10 degree difference in temperatures between floors.
- Cleaner air: The air quality in your home will drastically improve! Particles like dust, dirt, and allergens will be stopped from entering your system and making their way through the home's air.
- System Efficiency: Since your home is no longer wasting conditioned air, the desired temperature is achieved faster, and your system no longer overworks itself. This results in a more efficient system and will lead to longer system life.
- Cost Savings: Heating and cooling costs make up a large portion of monthly energy bills. With a more efficient system, you can expect savings on energy bills and long-term savings since you've decreased the possibility of an early furnace or ac replacement. In addition, duct sealing can save you from replacing your entire ductwork system.
Even better, the duct sealing process is non-invasive and typically completed in a few hours. The benefits of repairing your ductwork with the Aeroseal process are a cost-effective solution to eliminate problems caused by leaking ducts. If you're in the Cincinnati area, our NATE certified technicians can inspect your system, and provide a plan of action.
To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us today.
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