Leaky ductwork causes several issues. Leaky return ductwork allows contaminants and pollutants to enter the air stream from dirty crawl spaces, attics and basements. This can cause significant health concerns associated with allergies, asthma and illness. Sealing these ducts prevents dirty air from entering the air stream, thus improving the air quality and potentially the health of the homeowner.
Sealing ductwork allows the furnace or fan coil to deliver more conditioned air to the living space. With more air being delivered to the living space, the furnace or fan coil will turn off sooner resulting in much shorter run times. This extends the longevity and lifespan of the equipment and reduces the amount of fuel and electricity required to heat or cool the home.
Improved overall comfort is the greatest benefit from the Aeroseal duct sealing process. Leaky ductwork is synonymous with uncomfortable conditions in the home. Leaky ducts prevent conditioned air from properly reaching its destination. Much of the conditioned air is lost to leakage being pushed out of the ducts into basements, attics, and crawl spaces —areas that don’t need to be conditioned.
Assessments are free to any Residential or Commercial property located on Cape Cod with a forced hot air duct system. Aeroseal is endorsed and approved by the EPA and Department of Energy, and is listed by the New York Times as one of the most cost effective home energy improvements a homeowner can make.