Last year, when I hired a local Heating & Air Conditioning professional to repair my gas oil furnace, he noticed some problems with the duct system. The air duct was at least twenty years old, & had never been given any attention. There were leaks at the seams & small holes throughout the pipes. These flaws were allowing approximately thirty percent of my heated air to escape. Because of the energy loss, the oil furnace was forced to run for extended cycles, experiencing excessive wear & tear. I was also paying a lot more in daily energy bills, & yet the new home always felt cold. I’d already turned up the control unit by multiple degrees & had noticed drafts in certain rooms. I assumed that the duct sealing process would be messy, time-consuming & super expensive. I imagined the Heating & Air Conditioning corporation locating & sealing each individual hole. Instead, a process called Aeroseal was completed in a couple of hours & effectively repaired the duct method without resulting in any injure. The Heating & Air Conditioning corporation first sealed off all of the supply & return registers, then blew pressurized air into the duct system. The pressurized air contained adhesive particles, & as the air escaped through the multiple holes, the particles stuck to the edges. The particles gradually built up to create an air slim seal, without leaving behind any unpleasant stinks or harmful residue. Once the process was complete, the Heating & Air Conditioning corporation tested the duct method to verify the results & printed out a report for my records. I now plan to have the duct professionally evaluated every couple of years to protect against energy waste.
November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018