Does your home experience high energy bills, air quality problems, and/or excessive dust? If so, duct leakage may be causing your problems. Air ducts play an important role in your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency. Even small cracks and holes in the duct work can reduce the level of comfort inside your home and increase heating and cooling costs. Fortunately, Aeroseal’s aerosol ductwork sealing technology internally seals duct work to increase comfort, improve indoor air quality, and even save you money on heating and cooling costs and HVAC repairs. A certified HVAC contractor in Nashville can provide duct cleaning and sealing using Aeroseal technology to give you all the benefits of good duct work. Here are some important things to know about Aeroseal.
How it Works
Aeroseal’s aerosol ductwork sealing technology was invented and developed by the Energy Performance of Buildings Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1994 with funding by the U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Energy, and the California Institute of Energy and Environment. Aeroseal internally seals air ducts by injecting a fog of aerosol sealant particles into a sealed and pressurized duct system. As the particles are carried through a leak, they collide with and adhere to the leak edges to build up a seal around cracks and holes.
Estimated Savings and Other Benefits
Duct leaks mean extra air must be supplied so sufficient heating or cooling reaches the conditioned space. This increases effective heating and cooling loads and increases fan energy due to increased flow and/or run time. In other words, leaky air ducts will only increase your heating and cooling costs. Government reports have shown that air duct sealing can result in up to $850 in energy savings per year. Some homeowners have even saved up to 40% on their energy bills. In addition to lower heating and cooling costs, Aeroseal duct sealing and professional duct cleaning in Nashville will allow your home to cool down or heat up more quickly, deliver greater air flow for increased comfort, and eliminate excess humidity, dirt, fumes, and gas to improve indoor air quality.