Invented in 1993 by Dr. Mark Modera, Aeroseal is an aerosol-based duct sealing method that can eliminate leaks in your ductwork. Instead of labor-intensive duct repairs, Aeroseal gives homeowners in Tubac, AZ, a less expensive way to tackle issues caused by leaky ductwork. Read on for five benefits of Aeroseal duct sealing.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Your HVAC system uses air filters to keep contaminants out and improve your indoor air quality. But it can only help if the air actually flows through the filters themselves. Cracks and leaks in your HVAC system’s ductwork allow dust, dirt, pollen and other contaminants to make their way into your home, where they’re dispersed into the air that you and your family breathe. From aggravating your allergies to increasing asthma symptoms, there are a variety of reasons you don’t want that to happen.
By sealing your ducts, you give airborne contaminants one less way to get into your home. Fewer contaminants means you’ll breathe easier, which can also contribute to better sleep and overall energy levels.
Fewer Hot and Cold Spots
Leaks in your ductwork don’t just let air into your home; they also let air out. When the air your HVAC system conditions escapes, it can’t help get your home to the temperature you set, which means your air conditioner needs to work harder to make up for the issue. Areas with more leakage will hold a different temperature than places where your ductwork is fully intact, meaning that you’ll encounter hot and cold spots throughout your home.
By plugging any gaps in your ducts, Aeroseal can help make sure that your heated or cooled air makes it into the rooms in which it’s intended. Whether it’s about whole-home comfort or you’ve just noticed that one room is hotter than the others, you’ll rest easier knowing your ductwork isn’t causing problems for your air conditioner.
Lower Energy Bills
When your HVAC system needs to work harder to heat or cool your home, you’ll see that translate into higher energy bills. Also, with more contaminants entering your ductwork, there’s less space for conditioned air to flow through, which forces your air conditioner to work longer and harder.
With your HVAC system working harder and having longer cycles, your energy usage will rise, which isn’t just bad for the environment but also your wallet. If you notice a spike in your energy usage, it might just be time to have someone inspect your ducts.
Though its main purpose is to cool your home to whatever temperature you set on the thermostat, your air conditioner also has a role in controlling humidity. When air passes over your AC’s evaporator coils, they remove some of the moisture in it. Leaks in your ductwork allow air to bypass the coils, which in turn can increase the humidity in your home.
Experts recommend keeping your home at 30% to 50% humidity. Allowing your home to lean too far either way can contribute to health problems and discomfort, so you’ll want to do everything you can to control the moisture levels in your home, including sealing your ductwork.
Longer cycles and harder work accelerate the process of wear and tear. If your HVAC system has to work harder than necessary, parts might wear out faster, and chances are you’ll be scheduling repairs more often. Repeated repair calls can add up.
If the culprit is your ductwork, no matter how much you spend on new parts and equipment maintenance, you’re not going to put an end to the problem. That’s where Aeroseal comes in handy. Sealing the leaks in your ductwork will let your HVAC equipment work at its normal capacity and hopefully live to its full working lifespan. That way, your maintenance professional can focus on issues with the HVAC system itself rather than wear and tear from overwork.
With summer here, keeping your home cool is more important than ever. Make sure your ducts are in good shape and avoid higher energy bills and the need for more frequent maintenance by investing in Aeroseal duct sealing. Whether you want to learn more about Aeroseal or need help with HVAC maintenance and repair, call Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating today and let us get your HVAC system in top working order.
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