Tired Of Fighting A NEVER ENDING BATTLE With Dust?
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
Provides Healthier Airflow Throughout Your Home
Control Humidity Issues and Avoid Mold Growth
1 IN 12
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 welldesigned 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
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 welldesigned 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
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
Even Temperatures Throughout The House
You’ll Feel The Difference Immediately
Get A Great Night’s Sleep
hidden leaks in your airvent 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
UP TO 95%
spend less. SAVE MORE.
Save Up To 30% On Your Energy Bills
Increase Your HVAC Efficiency
Get A Better Performing System
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
UP TO 95%
Can I just replace the outdoor unit on an older system to save money?
No. Replacing only the outdoor unit will lower the efficiency of the unit. In fact, you can lose up to 15% of the unit’s efficiency! Even worse, your system may fail sooner than normal and most manufacturers’ warranties will be voided. You should always replace the indoor cooling coil with the outdoor unit.
How often should I change my air filter?
At the risk of telling you something you’re tired of hearing, replace the air filter in your furnace on a regular basis. Dirty air filters reduce the amount of air flowing through a system and make the furnace work harder to maintain the temperature. How often you change the filter depends on the type of filter you use, if you have pets, and the size of your equipment. Please give us a call and we can give you proper guidance.
How can I reduce my energy costs for cooling?
- Upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioner – Swapping your old, inefficient air conditioning system for a high-efficient one can cut electricity bills by one-third. Consult one of our professional technicians to ensure your system is the right size for your home, and you aren’t over- or under-cooling for your space needs.
- Turn up the temperature — To save electricity during the summer, set the temperature above 75° as every degree below this will add an extra three to five percent to your energy bill.
- Install ceiling fans — Change the direction of airflow on your ceiling fans. In the summer, the blades should operate in a counter-clockwise direction as a way of creating a nice, gentle wind.
- Have an annual maintenance performed — Having an annual maintenance performed on your air conditioner by a licensed technician will help ensure it operates at its peak efficiency and catches any potential breakdowns before they occur.
- Don’t block vents in well-used rooms — Keep your supply and return air vents free of objects like blinds, carpets or furniture so your air conditioner can operate efficiently and there is even cool air distribution.
Is Freon as a refrigerant being discontinued?
Yes. As of January 2010 the refrigerant R-22 (what consumers call Freon®) is no longer allowed to be used in the manufacturing of new equipment. R-22 has been used as the “standard” refrigerant for many years but has been found to be harmful to our planet by our government. All new air conditioners and heat pumps use R-410A, the more “environmentally sound” refrigerant.
R-22 is still the most commonly used refrigerant in existing air conditioning equipment in residential homes today. However, per the Montreal Protocol, caps have been established to eliminate the production of R-22. In 2004, there was a 35% reduction; in 2010 there was a 65% reduction; in 2015 a 90% reduction; and finally in 2020 a 99.5% reduction in the production of R-22. This means that during the time of these reductions with high demand, the price of each pound of R-22 refrigerant could potentially skyrocket.
If you are considering replacing your existing air conditioning equipment, most higher efficiency products have already made the switch to R-410A, the more “environmentally sound” refrigerant.
My air conditioner is very loud when I entertain outside, what can I do?
A difference of 6 decibels (such as between 72 dB and 78 dB) is technically a four-fold increase in compressor sound when rating air conditioners or heat pump units. However, it takes a difference of 10 decibels to double the loudness. It is also noted that it takes approximately 3 decibels for the average human ear to discern any difference in loudness at all.
Great strides have been made in reducing the operating sound level of equipment. We will be happy to show you the difference in sound ratings with our product line.