HVAC systems today are built with efficiency in mind—they’re designed to offer you powerful cooling at an affordable price.
So when you find out your ductwork—the “V” part of HVAC—may be contributing to up to 30% loss of this cooled air through things like tears and pinholes, it can be super frustrating!
The Maynard Man is here to offer you a solid solution—duct sealing, using the Aeroseal method!
The Problem with Damaged Ductwork
Damaged ductwork can quickly become a money pit, but it doesn’t have to!
What happens with damaged ducts is that instead of reaching the rooms of your home, this air is escaping through cracks in the ductwork into areas like your attic or crawlspace. And that’s not all! You’re losing conditioned air but you’re gaining something else—a plethora of debris such as dust, pollen, pollutants, and allergens.
”How Did My Ducts Get Damaged, Anyway?”
Excellent question! They may not have been correctly installed. Poor installation can mean disconnected joints, improperly sized ducts, and bent ductwork.
Excessive heat takes a toll on our rooftops and attics—temperatures in an attic can reach 140° or more on the hottest summer day! This means attic ducts start to wear out and develop pinhold leaks.
The Aeroseal Solution
Sealing your ducts with Areoseal is the best way to improve home comfort, indoor air quality, and your family’s health. Not to mention, you’ll reduce utility bills and stop stressing your HVAC system out so much!
Many homeowners assume they need to turn their thermostat down more in the summer when the real problem is that the cooled air is escaping before it enters the living space.
The Aeroseal process includes:
- Testing Your Ducts: We’ll use equipment to measure how much air is escaping and where it’s escaping from.
- Sealing the Leaks: We use the exact amount needed of sealant to reduce waste and cleanup, and monitor it to see how the sealant working.
- Feeling Improved Comfort: Once your ducts are sufficiently sealed, you’ll notice the difference in performance right away.
The Maynard Man is happy to answer any questions you have about the Aeroseal process!
“Can’t I Just Use Store-Bought Duct Tape?”
We can’t talk about duct sealing without addressing this. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Duct tape is not appropriately named.
We could go into the history of duct tape (which was originally called duck tape), but the bottom line is that it is not the answer to duct sealing! Due to the temperature fluctuations that HVAC ductwork deals with, the duct tape becomes brittle and breaks off.
For energy savings, improved comfort, and better health, trust the Aeroseal method—and call The Maynard Man for the job.