What Is Aeroseal and Is It Right for Your Ducting?

Have you ever wondered why your heating and cooling costs are so high? You may be surprised to learn that inefficient ductwork could be to blame. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), HVAC air ducts can lose up to 40% of an HVAC system’s energy, even if the ducts are relatively new and well-maintained. Fortunately, sealing your ducts with Aeroseal can reduce this energy waste, saving you money and reducing wear and tear on your HVAC system’s components.

There are several routes that you can take if you decide to seal your home’s air ducts. Mastic sealant and duct tape can help seal up small holes and cracks in your ductwork. However, nothing beats the efficiency of Aeroseal. Considered to be one of the greatest advancements in HVAC technology, Aeroseal is a cost-effective solution that can seal your ductwork from the inside, reducing duct-related energy waste by as much as 30%. This revolutionary technology can significantly improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.

If you want to have your air ducts sealed, keep reading as we take a deeper look at what Aeroseal is and the benefits it can provide.  

What Is Aeroseal?

First developed in 1994 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory using the same materials that make chewing gum and pacifiers, Aeroseal is a non-toxic, high-performing duct sealant that HVAC companies install via air vents. It works by sealing the leaks in your ductwork from the inside out. This involves injecting special polymers into your air ducts that stick to any surface they come in contact with. This seals any holes or gaps that could leak air from your ducting without reducing airflow through your ductwork.

After injecting Aeroseal into your ducting, HVAC technicians pressurize the air ducts to draw Aeroseal toward air leaks. This provides a tight, impenetrable seal that can last for up to 40 years, improving your HVAC system’s energy efficiency.  

What Are the Benefits?

When it comes to sealing leaky ductwork, Aeroseal is the best solution. It outperforms duct tape and mastic sealants by forming a stronger, long-lasting bond. Aeroseal is simple to install, cost-effective, and allows you to seal leaks in remote, hard-to-reach locations such as basements, attics, and crawl spaces. It also lets you seal ductwork concealed in your walls without having to cut into drywall, making it the least invasive option.

It also provides many other benefits including:

Cost Savings

Leaky ductwork can be a significant source of energy loss in your home. Aeroseal ensures the proper distribution of heated and cooled air from your HVAC system. This means your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard, which can reduce your energy bill and extend the life of your HVAC system.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Leaky ducts also allow dusty air to enter your ductwork from your attic or crawl space. This dirty air is then distributed throughout your home as it never passes through your HVAC system’s air filter. This can significantly reduce the air quality in your home. Aeroseal can help improve your indoor air quality by ensuring only clean air that has passed through your air filter is distributed throughout your home. This makes it particularly beneficial if anyone in your home has asthma, allergies, or another respiratory condition.

Increased Comfort

Aeroseal can also improve your home’s comfort year-round by preventing leaks and optimizing airflow. You will no longer have to deal with hot and cold spots throughout your home. With this method, your HVAC system will be able to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home. 

Is Aeroseal Right For Your Home or Business?

If you fear that leaky ducts are reducing your HVAC system’s efficiency, Aeroseal is the top choice for residential and commercial air duct sealing. Sealing your ducts with Aeroseal will result in energy savings and improved indoor air quality, making it a great investment. To find out more about the benefits Aeroseal could provide your home or business, feel free to contact us today.