Residential Duct Sealing
Aeroseal is a technology developed at the Indoor Environment Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This computer program allows our technicians to diagnose your home’s air ducts and precisely measure air leaks. Then, our technicians use air pressure and a special Areoseal polymer to close the leaks. The polymer finds and sticks to the edge of the leak and then additional Aeroseal polymers join together to seal the leak!
Energy Savers of Florida are the Aeroseal professionals in Northwest Florida. In the end, we want to help you save money on your energy bills and make your ductwork efficient.
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9 out of 10 homes have up to 40% duct leakage! Even new homes!
Duct Sealing, is the most critical Energy Efficiency & Air Quality issue to be addressed in your home.
The majority of homes use flexible ducts systems instead of sheet metal ducts. Flexible ducts may be cheaper, however they tend to only last up to 15 years. Older flexible duct systems tend to have poor insulation and tears that are robbing you of your energy efficiency and air quality. Many contractors do not take the time or the effort to ensure that the duct connections are sealed properly. We tend to find this even in newly built homes. This causes some of the cooled or heated air that you paid for, to be directed into the attic or walls, therefore robbing you of your heating or cooling capacity and efficiency. This also allows insulation fibers or rodent pollutants to enter the ducts distribution system, which can be harmful to your health.
It is likely that you have duct leakage if you suffer from any of the following:
- Hot or Cold Rooms
- Excessive Dust
- Musty Odors
- Allergies & Sneezing
- High Humidity
- High Utility Bills
If you have made the decision to replace your duct system, make sure that the contractor is quoting the following specifications:
- R-8 Insulation
- Anti-microbial lining
- Approved UL181 duct sealing process
- Dense weave/heat resistant jackets
- Balancing Dampers
In order for your heating and air conditioning unit to operate at peak efficiency, all ductwork must be sealed, insulated, and balanced.
Gas combustion appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, furnaces, and stoves emit carbon monoxide through their venting system. If you have a leaky duct system, this could cause the carbon monoxide to back draft into your living area. If you have gas combustion appliances, you need to have a low level carbon monoxide detector installed in your home. The gas detectors that are bought from the big box stores are typically not low level carbon monoxide detectors. Only a low level carbon monoxide detector will help protect your home and family.
Any time that you install new insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and doors or windows you change the thermal dynamics of your home. When this is done you need to contact a professional to ensure that this change in thermal dynamics has not caused any of your combustion appliances to back-draft.
Sealing and insulating your duct system increases the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. This will give you better energy efficiency and lower your monthly utility bill. A homeowner is usually able to down size heating and air units at replacement time, if he has made the investment of air sealing, insulating, and fixing duct leakage. This of course also contributes to saving you money.
Energy Savers of Florida are experts in heating and air conditioning, air sealing, insulating, and home performance diagnostics.
Call Us Today: 850-983-6688