Your ducts are an integral part of your comfort systems. But over time, it may develop cracks and leaks, which can lead to severe performance and indoor air quality issues.
Most people replacing the whole duct system, even with just a few issues, can solve their heating or cooling problems. What they don’t know is that some issues in the ductwork can be solved by duct sealing. Fortunately, we are a professional contractor in quality duct sealing solutions, we can help.
Read on to learn more about Aeroseal duct sealing by Hugee Corporation.
What Is Aeroseal Duct Sealing?
Aeroseal is a duct sealing technology made up of polymers and long molecules that bind together to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment. It is a dough-like compound that seals gaps, holes, misalignment’s, conduit openings, and protects your system from dust, moisture, drafts, and noise.
This material is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and non-staining. It uses synthetic nano-particles specially manufactured to fit together and create a way to block air from escaping, to make your ducts as airtight as possible. Take note that aeroseal duct sealing isn’t your typical DIY job. You need the help of professionals to get the work done.
How Does It Work?
Finding air leaks is no easy task. However, fixing them is, when you have the right tools and training. Aeroseal duct sealing works by following the natural flow of air through your ductwork. It looks for and seals cracks and leaks within the ducts—even the ones that are out of sight or those you can’t easily reach.
For the preparation stage, our experts block and tape off all the vents and registers in your home with pieces of foam. We make sure that the machinery of your HVAC is sealed off to protect the heating and cooling components. Then, we create an alternative inflow for air and the Aeroseal. We perform a diagnostic pre-test to make sure all tools and materials are ready, so there won’t be any issues in the sealing process.
When everything’s ready, the machine begins to blow an atomized polymer into the ductwork. The sealing particulates pass through your system until they exit at a leak, where they will stick to and work towards creating a seal.
After the sealing process, our team members perform another analysis, showing you the results of the procedure—the before-and-after. This is when we can identify any leaks or crack that we missed. Once spotted, we immediately correct them.
Why It’s Necessary?
The US Department of Energy has estimated that an average system loses around 30% of its total output to duct leaks. If you want to make your home more comfortable and your climate control more energy efficient, you will need to have those leaks sealed as soon as possible.
Here are just a few common airflow problems:
- Poor Airflow
- Uneven Temperature (hot & cold spots)
- Musty Smells and Odor
- Uncontrolled Humidity
- Excessively High Energy Bills
- Unwarranted Dust Buildup
- Unexpected Sound and Noise
How Long Will the Duct Sealant Last?
Accelerated testing conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory resulted in showing no sign of deterioration in the Aeroseal seals – and it continued to seal much past the life span of tape and mastic. Some tests even show that its durability can last up for over 40 years, which exceeds all Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standard criteria for durability.
What Are The Benefits?
From energy-efficiency to a healthier and comfortable indoor air, discover Aeroseal duct sealing’s amazing benefits:
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Each day when you breathe the air inside your home, you also breathe in dust particles, pollutants, or worse, mold. Getting Aeroseal service for your ducts help eliminate these contaminants, so they stay out of your indoor air circulation. While this won’t solve all of your indoor air quality concerns, it can make a massive difference in the amount of air contaminants in your home.
Better Comfort for Years to Come
Not all duct sealing options are long-lasting, but Aeroseal duct sealing by Hugee Corporation comes with a guarantee. When you choose this advanced technology and effective method for sealing your home’s ductwork, you can look forward to improved comfort for the years to come.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Leaks in your ducts allow the conditioned air to seep into the crawlspace or attic, where it does your family no good. It wastes your energy, leaving you with considerably high energy bills. By sealing your ducts with Aeroseal, you can keep your conditioned air where it’s supposed to be! Duct sealing can increase your HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 20 percent, which can be a significant boost to your heating and cooling system.
How Can I Get Aeroseal Duct Sealing?
Not sure who offers Aeroseal duct sealing services in your area? Find an Aeroseal dealer near you. Give Hugee Corporation a call to schedule a consultation. Call us at 301.386.5901 – Maryland, 202.636.1041 – Washington DC, or send us an email at [email protected].
If you have additional questions about your home’s comfort, pass them on, and we’ll get the answers for you. We are always happy to help you with your residential and commercial comfort needs.