Everything You Need To Know About Aeroseal
An unsealed air return system can make for a dusty home!
leaky return ducts create a dusty home
Pollutants from unconditioned spaces get sucked into your ducts leaving you with lots of dust and poor air quality
Sealing air return ducts is important to you and your family’s health and well-being. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology estimates that 50% of all illnesses are caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ). The EPA lists indoor pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health, causing 8.5 million deaths each year.
Leaky return ducts will result in having:
- Dusty home and more frequent filter changes
- Poor and unhealthy indoor air quality
- Uncontrollable humidity problems
- Possible mold growth inside of your ducts from moisture
- Increased energy consumption
what are return vents and where are they located?
Return vents (also referred to as cool air return vents) pull the air from your rooms into your return ducts and send it back to your heating and cooling system. Return vents are usually larger than supply vents, and you will not feel air being blown out of them. Ductwork for returns is typically found in unconditioned spaces of your home, such as attics, inside walls or under floors, and even crawlspaces and basements. These spaces are often unreachable for contractors to fix or seal after the home is built without the need to demo and renovate.
why it’s important to seal air return ducts
Most people assume that furnace filters are enough to collect the average amount of dust being circulated inside their home, but a leaky return will cause you to replace filters at a faster rate and if left in too long can put strain on your system. An unsealed air return duct system not only sucks in dirt, dust, allergens, smelly odors, and other pollutants from attics, crawlspaces, and interior walls, but it also brings in humidity from those very same spaces. The introduction of humidity into the ductwork causes comfort issues, and can also lead to mold growth. Sealing your return ducts eliminates the threat of moisture and mold as well as block out all those pollutants from being introduced into your home and being recycled over and over again every day.
take control of dust with aeroseal
Sealing your ductwork with Aeroseal increases your home’s indoor air quality, helping to eliminate dust, allergens, and odors coming inside from unconditioned spaces.
Blocks Dust & Allergens To Create a Cleaner Environment Sealed air returns stop gross dust, dirt, allergens, and other air pollutants from being introduced into your system and then blasted all over your house.
Of your time is spent indoors
Quality of indoor air can be more polluted than outside
The EPA states that IAQ is a Top 5 Health Risk
1 IN 12
The number of people with asthma continues to grow
Leaky Ducts Lead To DECREASED SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
And poor system performance leads to higher energy bills.
Get The Efficiency You Paid For
Sealing your ducts is the best way to achieve maximum efficiency from your equipment.
Sealing and insulating your ducts increases system efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Source: Comfort Institute. Based on Department of Energy Research and FL Energy Office Research Report: FSECCR-397-91 Degradation above is typical. Impact is up to 50% greater on AC performance if return air leakage is from a hot attic or attached garage. Impact is typically 50% to 100% greater on winter heating performance of a heat pump with electric resistance auxiliary heat.
25-40% energy loss
“Typical duct systems lose 25-40 percent of the heating and cooling energy put out by the central furnace, heat pump or air conditioner. Duct repairs could be the most important energy improvement measure you can do.”
U.S. Department of Energy Consumer Report
“For an average home, leaky ducts can waste hundreds of dollars each year. Duct leakage also lowers the heating and cooling capacity, and can lessen equipment life.”
Southface Energy Institute
thinking about buying a new a/c or heating system?
Don’t let your old ducts keep you from getting the high performance you are paying for!
An investment in a new high efficiency heating and cooling system should save significantly on your utility bills. However, you won’t save much if your existing ductwork is in bad shape.
Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Here’s a short checklist of steps to take when looking into replacing your equipment:
- Slow down and do your research
- Find a contractor who can follow best industry practices when selecting a new system
- Get a comprehensive home & duct performance assessment
- Have test ran to measure air duct leakage, airflow and static pressure
bigger is not always better
Does your current system seem to run non-stop, or do you have rooms that are too hot or too cold? If you were unhappy with your old unit, don’t just assume you need bigger equipment. The real cause may be a bad duct system. It’s rare to find a unit that actually is undersized. More often, the real problem is a weak duct system, air leaks, missing insulation, or inadequate maintenance.
Buying new high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, and then hooking it up to the typical inefficient duct system, is like buying a super-fuel efficient hybrid car and then driving it with a leak in the gas tank.
An Oversized Heating & Cooling System Leads To:
- Higher Utility Bills
- More Breakdowns & Repair Bills
- Uneven Temperatures
- Uncomfortable Summertime Humidity
- Increased Noise
- Greater Duct Leakage
- Increased Mold, Dust Mites and Allergies
your home should be a SAFE HAVEN
You deserve to be comfortable and cozy in your own home with friends and family.
hidden leaks in your air vent and duct system rob you of comfort
Instantly fix your home with Aeroseal.
Aeroseal improves comfort in your home immediately, removing “dead zones”, and evening out temperatures in EVERY room and balancing air flow and humidity, so you can truly get the most out of your furnace, air conditioner and any smart thermostat and climate control technology.Sealing your leaky ducts will result in:
- Greater humidity control
- Improved air flow
- Even temperatures
- Comfort in every room
Of your time is spent indoors
of conditioned air is escaping
avg. difference in temps between floors
UP TO 95%
Duct leakage reduction achieved with Aeroseal
spend less. SAVE MORE.
Did you know you could be wasting as much as 40% of your home’s energy?
Sealing your ducts allows the maximum amount of air to be delivered to the rooms throughout your home as it should. This allows the home to reach your desired temperature much faster, making it much more efficient.
cringe every time you see your energy bill?
With Aeroseal, you can put that hard-earned money back in your pocket.
The U.S. Department of Energy reports the typical home may lose from 25 to 40% of its conditioned air due to leaky ducts. As a result, your furnace or AC unit works harder and longer, consumes much more energy, and wears out sooner. For you, this means sky-high utility bills and a shortened system life. The good news is, our simple and easy solution can save you money by saving you energy.
Sealing your leaky ducts will result in:
- Reduced energy consumption
- Lower energy bills
- Increased system performance
- Longer system life
Avg. home’s energy bill is spent on heating & cooling
Per $1 spent on heating & cooling escapes
UP TO 95%
Duct leakage reduction achieved with Aeroseal
Typical savings seen on energy after sealing
What To Expect
Discover the Difference
Our family’s dedication to world-class customer service has helped us expand from a one-truck operation to a close-knit team of HVAC and plumbing experts.
We back all our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee for your peace of mind.
Our excellent track record of quality service and happy customers has earned us a consistent A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
You never have to worry whether Reliable Comfort can provide service because we work with all HVAC and plumbing equipment brands.
To make repair, maintenance, and installation more accessible, we offer a variety of online specials for discounts on whatever services you may need.
HVAC and plumbing emergencies can be nerve-racking. Reliable Comfort offers emergency services to fix sudden problems fast.
Don’t take our word for it
What Our Clients Are Saying
I can’t say enough good things about this company, they truly do live up to their name: RELIABLE!S. Mahoney Google Review
I have health issues that make it fatal to be in hot temperatures for very long. My AC unit broke down (the motor and the starting component, I believe) in the middle of the night, and with high temperatures expected…C. Abner Google Review
We have been long time customers of Reliable Comfort. We prefer doing business with a family owned/managed enterprise. Office staff are always personable and efficient. Service technicians are on time, knowledgeable and thorough. We recommend Reliable Comfort to our friends…J. Kerns Google Review
Just had a full duct cleaning and sealing job on my Carrier HP System by Cody, Logan, and Justin. The guys were great – very professional, very nice and polite, and very careful not to disturb or damage any of…T. Parsons
I have relied on Reliable Comfort for my furnace/AC needs for 10 years and have always found the technicians to be knowledgeable and kind to work with. They never try to push any new products, but do make an effort…W. Artist
Just a note to thank you for the great employees you have. Rob was here today to explain and check some things on our heat pump. He is so personable, and knowable, the visit was great, and our questions were…J. Fisher