The duct system used in air heating and air cooling your home is a collection of tubes that distributes the heated or cooled air to the various rooms in your home. The system can make a big difference in both the cost and effectiveness in heating and cooling your home.
While basic air filter’s can sometimes be changed by a homeowner, all other changes or repairs to a duct system should be performed by a qualified, licensed HVAC professional to avoid damage to the system. Damaged systems may result in poor efficiency which could lead to higher operating costs.
Energy Losses and Costs
According to the U.S. Department of Energy the single biggest contributing factor to home energy waste is duct leaks. Over half of all home energy usage goes to heating and cooling a home. Typical duct systems lose 25-40 percent of the heating or cooling energy distributed by the central furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner.
Duct repairs could be the most important energy improvement measure you can do if your ducts are in the attic.
Duct Sealing Solutions – We Fix and Seal Leaky Ducts
In an air duct diagnostic and inspection, an Aiello certified HVAC expert technician inspects and evalutates your central air duct system. A recommendation will be made to show you ways to maximize savings, improve the comfort level, and better operating efficiency of the air duct system in the home.
Air Duct Diagnostic & Inspections
What Does an Air Duct Diagnostic and Inspection tell me?
Inspection discovers any obvious break in the duct work and as the initial step of the sealing process, the diagnostic will establish an exact amount of leakage in the duct system. The diagnostic measurement provides a scientifically valid means to understand the performance of your air duct system. Many people are surprised to learn that homes typically leak 30% to 40% or more of their air through air duct leaks.
What are the estimated savings?
A series of governemnt reports indicate that air duct sealing can lead up to $850 in energy savings a year. Some homeowners report saving up to 40% off their energy bill. Exact savings are hard to estimate precisely as other factors like weather, house condition, age of home, the HVC system itself, as well as factors like current energy prices.
Aiello certified air duct technicians are qualified to run a program made by the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) called “Duct Investor”. Duct Investor takes a comprehensive list of variables and provides a homeowner with the best available estimate of what they should realize in cost savings.
How long does the duct sealing material last?
The sealing material has been found in rigorous testing to last over 10 years without failure. The sealant is a water based solution that is environmentally friendly. It leaves no lingering odors and is not considered toxic by OSHA. The sealant is UL-listed for smoke generation and flame spread.
How long does it take to seal my ductwork?
While every air ductwork system is different in many cases the ductwork system for your home can be sealed in one day.
Unlike traditional duct sealing methods such as mastic and tape, our method uses patented technology and works from the inside of the ducts to seal leaks. This inside/out approach eliminates the need to manually access the individual leaks. No tearing into walls or stripping away insulation. No need to crawl into attics or behind plumbing.
The sealant is administered as an environmentally friendly aerosol mist into the interior of the duct or vent, that dries ordorless. It seeks out leaks and forms a bond around the hole until it is sealed. The computerized delivery system measures the process and generates an official report at the end of each project, indicating the before and after results. Code compliance is fully documented.
The lead Aiello technician is a certified duct sealer and also certified BPI professional. All the work Aiello Home Services does is backed up by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We take our job and your trust in us when you hire us very seriously.
To learn more about air ductwork cleaning by Aiello Home Services just call us today and say “Hello, Aiello!”