Duct sealing is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Needless to say, that greater efficiency will help hold down those high air conditioning bills we often get in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While traditional duct sealing methods get the job done, AeroSeal technology offers some additional advantages.
In the average home, between 15 to 30 percent of the conditioned air carried by the ducts is lost before it reaches the rooms. Unsealed joints, holes in ductboard and tears in flex ducts are among the top causes.
Traditionally, ducts are sealed with either UL 181B-labeled tape or with mastic. Tape may not seal leaks effectively and it breaks down more quickly than mastic. While mastic creates a better seal and holds up well, applying it is a messy, time-consuming job. Both duct sealing methods require the technician to crawl through the attic, crawl spaces and other tight areas to reach the leaks.
Recently developed AeroSeal duct sealing technology offers an alternative that’s both more effective and easier to use than either tape or mastic. This technology:
- Seals from 70 to 90 percent of your duct leaks.
- Holds up for at least 10 years.
- Saves the technician from having to crawl around searching for and repairing leaks. The job goes faster, saving you time and money, too.
- Has been in use since January 1997, so it’s been proven reliable.
Your technician will start the sealing job by covering all registers, vents and other openings to keep them free of sealant. Next, the technician hooks an injection machine up to your ductwork. This machine sends tiny adhesive particles into your ductwork for around an hour. During this time, the particles seal unwanted gaps, cracks and holes. The process uses only 1 to 2 ounces of sealant.
If your ducts have never been sealed or you’re having problems with high energy bills and poor air quality, talk with us at AirRite Air Conditioning Company. Since 1955, we’ve been helping homeowners stay comfortable and save energy throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth and Arlington area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct sealing and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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