Have you noticed that it has become harder to keep your home comfortable? Maybe you’ve started to see an increase in your heating and cooling costs. While you may be concerned about your air conditioning unit, the actual HVAC equipment may not be to blame. It could very well be issued with your air ducts. Leaky ductwork not only makes it harder for your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable, but it can also drive your energy bills through the roof!
Read on to learn more about why leaky ducts are a problem and how Aeroseal can help you fix the problem and get your home comfortable again.
Why Leaky Ducts are a Problem
Your home’s air duct system is responsible for transporting the heated or cooled air through the home. Ducts stretch into every area of the home, just under the wall surface, and feed air through the vents in the home. Over time, the duct surface can get ripped or begin to sag, creating a gap between the ductwork and the vents. Holes or gaps in this system allow the air to escape, so parts of the home might take longer to get to the temperature you specify. These leaky ducts can cause the unit to run constantly to bring every part of the home to the right temperature, resulting in higher-than-normal utility bills.
Do You Have Leaky Air Ducts in Your Home or Business?
It can take some time to realize that you have an issue with your ductwork, but there are telltale signs that you will notice after living in your home for a while. Some of the signs you might need duct sealing in your home or business include:
- Spots in the home that remain hot or cool, even when you run the AC or heat
- Low air quality, such as dusty air
- Excessively high heating or cooling bills
These are just a few of the signs that might indicate you’ve got leaky ducts. The only way to know for sure is to have an expert HVAC technician inspect the ductwork. If you are experiencing any of these problems, it may be time to call in the experts.
How Does Aeroseal Solve the Problem of Leaky Air Ducts?
Aeroseal is a simple way to seal the ducts in your home or business that eliminates the mess and long process of sealing ductwork. Aeroseal uses the existing ductwork to plug leaks with a special polymer compound that gets blown through the length of the duct system. By working from the inside, the process keeps the rest of the home safe from any mess. This compound is put through the ductwork and as the polymer particles work their way through the ducts, they expand to fill any holes or gaps. This patches the area and keeps the air that passes through from leaking. There are several advantages to using this method, including:
- Fast and easy to install in the home or business with no associated mess
- No extensive set up and clean-up process to install the system
- Starts working right away after the installation is completed to reduce utility costs and use
If you suspect that the ductwork in your home or business is torn or worn out, getting the ducts repaired is a fast and easy way to address the issue. Sheldon's Heating & Air Conditioning is a registered and trained provider of the Aeroseal solution for leaky HVAC ducts. Our team can handle the entire process of repairing your ductwork from start to finish.
Contact us to get the process started and watch your energy efficiency increase.