It’s no secret that hidden problems in your home can turn into big problems when it comes to home comfort, health and energy efficiency. Duct leaks cost Sarasota homeowners valuable energy and money when conditioned air leaks into attics, crawl spaces or into walls that communicate with the outside of the home. They can also allow dirty air from these spaces to move into the home.
Duct sealing can solve these problems and provides real benefits for comfort, indoor air quality and energy savings. There are a number of different techniques that can be used when it comes to the sealing of ducts. The most effective of these methods is Aeroseal duct sealing.
Aeroseal: Simply the best, most effective and noninvasive way to seal your ducts. Aeroseal software allows our technicians to accurately measure the duct leakage in your home. The Aeroseal process puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of a leak, then to each other until the leak is closed.
While energy saving resulting from reducing leakage vary based on climate, utility rates, and your heating and cooling system, the other goals of even temperatures in all rooms, improved indoor air quality, and reduction of odors and fumes will be improved regardless of these conditions.
You can see a water leak, but an air leak is invisible. Duct leaks can be difficult and costly to find with duct work hidden between the walls, floors and ceilings of your home.
The older, traditional use of mastic (a messy caulk-like substance) or taping of leaks not only is less effective than Aeroseal, but also can be very labor-intensive and expensive. Other substances break down over time, but the Aeroseal sealant does not and even has a 10 year warranty to back it up.