If you have an air duct that is leaking, you aren’t alone. Many homes, regardless of the age have leaks that may result in increased electric bills, bad air quality and less than ideal temperatures throughout your entire home. You can make a positive change by relying on AeroSeal which is a system that uses aerosol injected particles to keep your air ducts properly sealed, and this can be used on up to 5/8- inch ducts. At Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we recommend you consider all the factors involved when calculating your duct sealing costs.
Advantages of Sealing Ducts
Sealing ductwork offers several advantages to the homeowner:
- Better indoor air quality
- Even temperature distribution
- Less energy waste, leading to lower utility bills
Air quality is improved by keeping pollutants from entering your duct system and being circulated through your home. Sealed ducts also lead to more comfortable and even temperatures throughout your home, especially in those rooms furthest from the HVAC unit. Equally important is energy efficiency and money savings.
Manual Duct Sealing
In addition to the aerosol injection system, ducts can be repaired manually. This is a necessity for any gaps or holes larger than 5/8-inch. The problem with a manual repair, however, is that it can be difficult to find leaks that are hidden in walls and other non-accessible areas. The primary method a pro seals any of the leaks is through the use of mastic and duct tape.
Figuring Your Costs
Most homeowners will want to have an approximate idea of what duct sealing will cost. Below are factors that will impact this expense:
- The size of your home
- The difficulty of the job
- If you’re using a manual or aerosol system
You should keep in mind that aerosol injections may appear more costly initially, but it is competitive with a manual repair job that involves removing walls to access interior ductwork. For smaller jobs where it’s easy to get to the air ducts, a manual repair may make better sense. You are sure to get your money back over time by having decreased energy bills as a result of your decision.
If you’re ready to make a positive change and decrease the possibility of leaks, be sure to contact Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. Simply call us today at (763) 284-8639 to schedule a time for us to come out and evaluate your individual needs.