Sealing Ductwork from the Inside: How is it Possible?
We all know that leaking ducts can cause your energy bills to rise, and rise steeply. Properly sealing ductwork can reduce your energy consumption by as much as 20 percent. However, oftentimes barriers of walls, wires, and pipes prevent HVAC techs from reaching your ducts. Now, thought, techs can approach the problem with a new type of technology: aerosol duct sealant. Aerosol sealants are valuable new tool for the industry.
How Does Aeroseal Actually Work?
These aerosols spray a non-toxic mist that seals leaks from the inside. When a tech uses the sealant, a solution is blown into the leaks. When the sealant solution is sprayed, microscopic particles hang together and find the holes; these particles forming a bond until the holes are sealed. This new aerosol will pump a solution through your building’s ductwork. Those particles will then build up only in the areas where they are needed; those gaps where the air is leaking out.
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Traditionally, leaks are fixed from the exterior. This is the first way we’ve had to keep conditioned air from escaping a ventilation system by sealing off any leaks from the inside. This will help eliminate the labor-intensive, costly process required by standard approaches.
This innovative technology will locate and seal even the most inaccessible leaks, all without having to tear up walls, ceilings, or insulation.
Where Did Aeroseal Come From?
This new technology came about because the US Department of Energy and the EPA saw a need for it. They knew that leaking ducts were responsible for poor indoor air quality and for rising energy costs. They sponsored research in hopes of finding a solution.
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The concept of an aerosol duct sealant has been around since 1987, but it wasn’t used commercially until 1999. Today, aerosol duct sealant is being used in both residential and commercial systems.
Benefits of Aerosol Ductwork Sealant
On top of saving time and money, aerosol sealants will help drastically boost energy efficiency in your HVAC and improve your indoor air quality, making it easier to breathe and cutting down on health problems.
In fact, fixing your leaks can even prevent carbon monoxide from being sucked back into a building. This new tool will allow HVAC professionals to repair leaky ducts quicker and more efficiently.
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If you are dealing with leaky ducts, and aren’t sure where those leaks are, call your HVAC professional today! Maybe an aerosol sealant can make your life better, and help you breathe easier.
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