Residential Duct Systems
Air ducts are the pathways through which warm and cool air is distributed in your home. If you have a duct system, it should be inspected and cleaned every few years because air ducts can develop cracks and leaks through which heated and cooled air can escape thus driving up your utility bills.
Typical duct systems lose 25-40% 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
Dirty air ducts are also a major reason for polluted indoor air. Air ducts provide a dark, undisturbed space where contaminants can take up residence. Common invaders include mold, dust, insects, bacteria, pollen, viruses, mildew and insect droppings. Cracked ducts can even give small pests – like mice – access to your home. Whenever your heating and cooling systems cycle on, these pollutants blow into your home. Even worse, the dust becomes a food source for dust mites.
Dirty air ducts can cause health problems especially in children, the elderly and anyone with allergies, respiratory problems and/or asthma. One out of six people have allergies caused by bacteria and other contaminants in their air ducts. According to the American College of Allergists, up to 50% of illnesses result from or are caused by poor indoor air quality (IAQ).
Indoor air can be 70% more polluted than the air outside, and most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. The EPA lists indoor pollution as one of the Top Five environmental risks to public health causing 8.5 million deaths each year.
– U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
To help keep you and your family safe from these pollutants, Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration offers duct cleaning and sealing. Continue reading for more information on both.
The NATE-certified technicians at Cool Care Heating, Air, Plumbing & Refrigeration perform duct cleaning services with high-tech tools designed to inspect, clean and repair dirty and damaged air ducts. Our team can remove pollutants like mold, pollen, dust and other allergens. We can install UV lights to kill and prevent the growth of mold, and we will repair and seal any cracks or leaks. Not only does duct cleaning have significant health benefits, but duct system repair can also reduce your energy costs and help your HVAC system to function more efficiently.
New home builds benefit from duct cleaning as well because, during construction, debris like small pieces of drywall, plaster, insulation, dust and wood can settle on and collect within the ductwork.
Duct Sealing with Aeroseal®
Your HVAC system is just as reliable as the air duct system that assists it. 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 are 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.
Conventional methods of duct sealing involve the usage of mastic – an untidy caulk-like compound – that is not very reliable in fully sealing your ducts, and it can be costly, labor-intensive and limited to sealing only your accessible ducts. Other substances break down over time, but the Aeroseal® sealant does not and even has a ten-year warranty to back it up. Aeroseal® is the most efficient, budget-friendly and feasible technique of sealing ductwork leakages on the market. It will help stop the unseen, leaking ducts that is killing your system’s energy efficiency and resulting in higher utility bills for you. American homes utilize nearly 25% of the power usage in the United States with the typical family investing $2,000 a year on residence power expenses.
What is Aeroseal®?
Aeroseal® is a patented technology process, invented by NASA, that seals cracks and holes in new and existing air duct systems. This non-toxic glue is made of the same material as baby bottle nipples. We remove your registers, install foam blocks, and inject glue into your ducts. Ductwork is secured with just 1-2 ounces of the sealer product. A computer-generated evaluation recapping your home’s leakage quantity is produced offering confirmation of success of the procedure. We guarantee your system will be tighter than the new construction standard. Aeroseal® could lower your air duct leaks by up to 95% and minimize your power usage by up to 30%.
Have You Noticed…
Uncomfortably Hot or Cold Rooms?
Increasing Energy Bills?
What Are Your Benefits?
The money formerly leaking out of your ducts will stay in your pocket longer.
Your hard to heat or cool rooms will have more even temperatures and be more comfortable.
Improved Air Quality
You will see a reduction in dust and humidity along with fumes and other odors.
Seals leaks that are nearly impossible to reach using other methods.
You'll Be a Small Part of a Bigger Solution
You will see a reduction of the amount of air pollution created from generating less energy.