Frequently Asked Questions
How much will duct sealing save me in energy costs?
A series of government reports have shown that air duct sealing can lead to up to $850 in energy savings per year. Exact savings are difficult to precisely estimate since they depend on a multitude of variables, but some homeowners have saved up to 40% on their energy bill.
Is the sealant used in Aeroseal safe?
The sealant used by Aeroseal is non-toxic and has been used in hospitals, surgery centers, and government institutions. The primary component is used in chewing gum, water based paints and hair spray.
Do ducts need to be cleaned prior to sealing?
Extremely dirty ducts should be cleaned. Your technician will assess the condition of ducts prior to beginning the Aeroseal process.
Can duct sealing fix my hot or cold rooms?
By sealing your ductwork, you can expect air to be delivered where it is designed to go and not into your basement, attic, or crawl space. This reduces hot or cold spots in rooms and between floors.
Can duct sealing reduce the amount of dust in my home?
Ductwork runs through attics, crawlspaces, basements, garages, and walls. Leaking return air ducts pull in dust and other indoor air pollutants and sends them through your HVAC system into the living areas of your home. Aeroseal can reduce the amount of leakage by as much as 90%, reducing dust and other indoor air pollutants from the conditioned air in your home.
What about leaks that are too big?
Broken and disconnected ducts – large leaks – need to be fixed prior to sealing. If a hidden large leak is uncovered during sealing, the process is stopped and a solution is discussed.
Does Aeroseal harm electronics?
We will cover any sensitive electronics when we prepare your home for the Aeroseal duct sealing process.