Duct Sealing and Repair in the Twin Cities Metro and Surrounding Areas
Serving the Twin Cities Metro and Surrounding Areas
What kind of condition is your ductwork in? If your home heating or air conditioning system relies on ductwork to disperse conditioned air, this is an important question answer. Our team recommends that you schedule a maintenance visit to have your ductwork evaluated if you have not scheduled an HVAC tune-up in the past year. It can do quite a bit to improve both your system efficiency and indoor air quality.
Ductwork may seem simple in theory, but there are a number of factors that can affect the efficiency of your ductwork and potentially wind up costing you money in wasted energy. In fact, breached ductwork can cause you to lose up to 30% of the conditioned air you’re paying for anyway.
There are a number of issues that your ducts may face that can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system and potentially increase its operational costs. Here are some of the most common problems associated with ductwork and energy loss:
Poor Design and/or Installation: One of the most common problems is also one of the most basic. If your ductwork was not properly thought out, designed and installed then its performance will suffer. Dead ends in ductwork, lots of kinks, and bends are indicative of design flaws.
Leaks: Leaks can develop over time in your ductwork due to natural wear and tear or even from vermin getting to them. This may be unavoidable, but you can limit the amount of impact they have on your cooling efficiency and your wallet with early detection and prompt repair.
Poor Insulation: Ductwork is often found in unconditioned areas of your home such as basements and attics. It is important that your ducts are appropriately and professionally insulated in their entirety to keep from losing energy in these harsh environments.
To learn more about the services provided to combat these problems, just make one call to our team today!
Do You Need Professional Aeroseal Duct Sealing?
In more severe cases, thorough ductwork repair may be necessary to fix the damage causes to your ventilation system. Other times, duct sealing may be the right answer. This is still a service that should be done by a professional—store bought duct tape is actually not an adequate solution for the long term.
At Air Mechanical, Inc., we use the Aeroseal method to seal your ductwork. This is a specialized duct sealing method that uses adhesive polymer particles to thoroughly and tightly close off any breaches within your ductwork that may be allowing air to escape out, or in. The Aeroseal process itself only takes a short time, and the new sealing within your ducts will endure for a decade or longer.
In some cases, our team may decide to use external means for duct sealing, such as mastic and metallic tapes. But in cases where we discover multiple spots that air is escaping, we will likely recommend Aeroseal duct sealing. Contact us today to learn more!
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