Aeroseal Duct Sealing
The first step toward improving your indoor air quality (IAQ) begins with your air ducts.
Properly maintained air ducts, or ductwork, play a vital role in delivering fresh air to every room in your Oregon home or business. Those air ducts, hidden behind the walls, ceilings, and floors, are the heart and soul of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
At Northwest Home Performance Solutions, we specialize in a process called Aeroseal duct sealing. This state-of-the-art technology is a proven and safe method to improve your indoor air quality and lower your The Dalles energy bills. The US Department of Energy (DOE) ranks duct sealing as one of the most effective strategies for reducing your energy costs.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
The Aeroseal sealant works from the inside of your ducts, so there is no tearing down walls or stripping off the insulation. Once those ducts are sealed, your indoor air quality will begin to improve—along with your comfort.
This effective sealant only sticks to the holes in your air ducts and does not coat your ductwork. Even the tiniest leaks in your air ducts are enough to allow contaminants to infiltrate your ductwork and spread from one room to the next.
Dust and pet dander—even insects and rodents—will find their way into your ductwork through a tear or leak. Leaks also make it more difficult to remove the dirty and stale air from your home or business.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five health risks to the general public. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) lists allergies as the sixth leading cause of illness in the United States.
You owe it to your health to maintain your indoor air quality—it begins with sealing your air ducts.
The Benefits of Sealed Air Ducts
We sometimes forget about the air ducts in our The Dalles home or business because we rarely see them. But sealing your ductwork is the best way to get the most value out of your furnace, air conditioner, smart thermostat, heat pump, and other HVAC equipment.
Some of the benefits from tightly sealed air ducts include:
- Greater humidity control
- Improved airflow
- Even temperatures
- Comfort in every room
Is it a bit stuffy upstairs in your The Dalles home? More than likely, the conditioned air from your heating and cooling system is unable to reach those upstairs rooms. Sealing your ductwork significantly improves the amount of airflow coming from your vents and zaps the stuffiness from your home.
How Aeroseal Works
The Aeroseal process puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of a leak, then to each other, until the leak is closed. This nontoxic, water-based formula effectively seals all the holes in your air ducts and vents, directing your conditioned air to where it needs to go. This technology pinpoints the smallest of leaks to ensure you enjoy the maximum comfort from your HVAC system.
To start the process, we block all your vents and registers to pressurize your system. The internal components of your HVAC system are also closed off to protect them from the sealant being blown through the ductwork.
This system pressurization allows our technology to find all the cracks and holes where the air is leaking. The process can vary between 60 minutes to several hours, depending on the condition of your ductwork.
For more detailed information about the Aeroseal process, check out the links below:
Aeroseal Duct Sealing—Frequently Asked Questions
Aeroseal Duct Sealing—The Process
Call Your Aeroseal Duct Sealing Experts
Most Americans spend 90 percent of their day indoors. Do not take the fresh air inside your The Dalles, OR, home or business for granted—schedule an appointment with Northwest Home Performance Solutions to have your ductwork inspected for potential leaks and tears. Call 541-387-3311 or request service online today to learn more about Aeroseal and how this proven technology can help improve your comfort and health.