When parts of your home seem warmer or cooler than the rest, your air conditioner or heater may not be at fault. Your forced-air system is designed to produce a certain amount of cool or warm air and move it into the rooms of the home. When your ventilation system was first installed, it was designed to keep airflow balanced throughout the home.
Therefore, when there are problems with evenly cooling or heating a home, it’s likely the fault of the air ducts—not the air conditioning or heating unit.
How Sealing the Air Ducts Helps You
As it turns out, most homeowners can benefit from air duct sealing. The majority of homes have some level of leakage in the ducts due in part to shoddy installations, although it could be a result of wear and tear over time.
Sealing up the ducts can help you in many ways:
- Even heating/cooling throughout the home
- Better HVAC system performance
- Lower monthly bills
- Fewer contaminants from the attic/walls moving into your home
- Longer HVAC system lifespan
How Aeroseal Is Different
Aeroseal duct sealing is different than using mastic to manually seal up leaks. Polymer particles stick to the openings of leaks and slowly seal them up, ensuring the even the smallest of air leaks are handled. The process is as follows:
- Leakage is tested and measured beforehand, and results are shared with the homeowner.
- The registers around the home are sealed off.
- A system that injects aerosol into the ducts is sealed to the ducts.
- Sealant moves around at random and seals to the edges of the holes in the ducts, working their way inward to seal off holes.
- A post-seal report is created and given to the customer to show the results.
This process is minimally invasive and will stand the test of time. It takes several hours, but you should see improvements in your comfort systems right away.
Call Air Mechanical, Inc. for Aeroseal duct sealing in Andover, MN and the surrounding areas. We’re one of few technicians in the area that perform this service, so make us your technicians of choice when your ducts are leaking.