After you read this, you won't look at your air ducts like a homeowner anymore. You'll look at your ducts like an HVAC tech.
The next time you notice your air vents blowing, you won't just feel the warm (or cool) breeze, you'll see the thousands of dollars those ducts might steal from you over the next decade. Thousands of dollars in wasted energy. Thousands of dollars in maintenance that could have been prevented — if only you had known.
Let's take a look at dirty, leaky ducts.
Read on to learn how something as essential as your air ducts has a hand in your pocket, and read on to learn about the only measurable, proven solution on the market.
You might wipe a wet cloth or a Swifter across the vent cover. Maybe you'd look at the dusty cloth in your hand and assume you did everything you needed to do.
This might blow your mind: if you've never had a professional cleaning, your ducts are likely still choked with dust from when the house was new, half a century ago.
Here are two major problems with unclean, dusty ducts:
- One: It's bad for your health. Dusty ducts spread dusty air all throughout your house. For people with respiratory illnesses like asthma, dusty air can pose a serious medical problem.
- Two: Dust can choke up your sensitive A/C or furnace components. That's one of two reasons you'll end up paying thousands in maintenance that you could have prevented.
Unless, you've had them professionally sealed, your ducts likely leak. Really the question is not if but how much.
According to the Department of Energy, the average homeowner's ducts leak between 25%-40% of conditioned air. That's heated or cooled air you pay for that doesn't heat or cool or your home.
That 25%-40% leaked air, on average, equates to a 30% higher energy bill. Yet in extreme cases, you can find yourself spending up to 40% more–every month!
Since Pennsylvania has both cold winters AND hot summers, our yearly heating/cooling bills consistently rank as higher than most other states. For the average Pennsylvania homeowner, with a reasonable $200 bill, leaky ducts steal approximately $60 per month—every month.
If you have a larger than the average house, you can expect to be paying even more.
"Hold the phone," You might say, "If I was losing 40% of my air through holes in my air ducts, wouldn't I notice?"
Actually, no. The majority of damage to ductwork is known as pinhole damage, meaning it is the size of a pinhole and nearly invisible to the naked eye. Adding to that is the fact that the majority of your ductwork is hidden away in basements, garages, and behind walls.
Extra Wear & Tear
Just because 25% to 40% of your air isn't doing its job, doesn't mean that job doesn't get done. Even with leaky ducts, your HVAC will heat and cool your home—and therein lies another problem.
Your HVAC system has to work harder to achieve the desired result—a lot harder than it was ever designed to work.
Running you're heating and cooling system without leaks is like driving your car the speed limit–the way the manufacturer intended. Running your HVAC system with duct leak, causing the system to work 40% harder, is like driving your car at 120 miles per hour at all times.
Let's recap: you have a problem you can't see — let alone fix. A problem costing you $60 or more every month. A problem that breaks down your expensive HVAC system.
As we said, you can't unlearn these facts. Every time you hear your vents blowing, you'll be reminded how much you're losing.
Well, what can you do?
Enter Aeroseal Duct Sealing
Aeroseal is the airborne duct sealing solution that seals your ducts from the inside out.
Since the Aeroseal patented adhesive is gas, it can be pumped into your duct system — rather than just being applied to the outside. In fact, we can prove how much more efficient your ducts will run—on the spot.
Duct Cleaning Combo
Combine Aeroseal with duct cleaning for ducts that are not only sealed and secure—but clean. No more breathing in decades of dust.
Aeroseal Financial Win 1: Less Maintenance
HVAC Maintenance isn't cheap. You can expect to pay $200 to $1,000 to replace key components.
Eliminating dust and extra wear and tear protects your system. Aeroseal means your crucial heating and cooling system only works as hard as it was meant to.
Aeroseal Financial Win 2: Delay System Replacement
Eventually, that extra wear and tear breaks your system down for good. Think repair is expensive? Replacing your whole system can cost as much as buying a new car.
You need to get as many years out of your system as possible. Duct cleaning and Aeroseal duct sealing reduce wear and tear, getting you the most out of your system.
Aeroseal Financial Win 3: Energy Bill
When you seal with Aeroseal, you know you can expect to save about 30% a year on your energy bills — for up to 10 years.
Our calculations for the average $200 heating bill show that you'll save:
- Approximately, $60 per month!
- Approximately, $720 per year!
- Approximately, $7000 per decade!
Bring out a One Hour expert to find out just how much YOU can save with Aeroseal.
Aerosealing with One Hour Air
Have we got your attention about the benefits Aeroseal? Then you want One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Southeast Pennsylvania — we have years of experience bringing homeowners the Aeroseal solution
Our Aeroseal Process:
- A test is performed to measure air leakage.
- The openings are sealed with foam or plastic.
- Aeroseal is injected into the closed system.
- The sealant leaves the system through the leaking areas, sealing them.
- A test is performed to measure improvement.
- We show you the improvement—and the savings.
Make no mistake, your ducts are leaking...it's only a matter of how much it's costing you. Only our professional and proven Aeroseal process can save you money every month while preventing breakdowns and all-out system replacements.
Contact us to discuss an Aersoeal duct sealing or a duct cleaning today!