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Apr 14 2014

The 3 Biggest Factors Impacting Duct Sealing

Duct sealing helps ensure your home's air is clean and safe.

Air ducts in a home

Debating getting duct sealing? This should help:

So you have purchased a new furnace, a new air conditioner, and installed a whole home air cleaner. Your attic insulation has been inspected by a professional and is of adequate thickness and quality. However, your home's HVAC system still does not seem to be running at optimal efficiency. Perhaps you have overlooked one crucial element in your HVAC system's overhaul - maybe it's time to have an HVAC professional perform a duct sealing procedure.

Here are three of the biggest factors that should impact your decision to have duct sealing performed at your home.

  1. The average home's ducts allow about 20% of heated, cooled, and filtered air to escape through cracks and holes. Your ducts' cracks may allow more or less air seepage than that. Duct sealing will likely keep your home more comfortable, at a lower cost. The reduction in your HVAC system's output could even justify buying a furnace or air conditioner with a lower output, which will decrease your electricity use even further.
  2. Holes in your home's ducts can let pollutants seep into your air supply. Remember that brand new air cleaner you just installed? Your home's air is still being polluted by fumes and dust that creep in through duct cracks. If your ducts run through your attic, there are probably insulation particles getting into your air supply, too. Pretty frustrating, right?
  3. If you have gas appliances, they are designed to vent their combustible byproducts (such as carbon monoxide) outside your home. However, when your ducts are leaky, it can cause those gases to backdraft into your living spaces, potentially poisoning anyone inside the house. Duct sealing can reduce the risk of your family's exposure to dangerous chemicals from gas appliances.

Aeroseal duct sealing is a patented breakthrough technology that tackles leaks from the inside out. One of Comfort Service's trained technicians will use Aeroseal's software to accurately measure any leaks coming from the ducts inside your home. The system then puts these leaks under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of the leak, then to each other until the leak is sealed.

The Aeroseal 6-step process takes very little time to bring you big savings and comfort. A computer-generated analysis summarizing your home's leakage is generated, providing verification of the process's success.

You can schedule an appointment for Comfort Service to perform Aeroseal duct sealing today.

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