Can Aeroseal Air Duct Sealing Lower My Utility Bills?
Budget-conscious homeowners are often looking for ways to save energy and lower their utility bills. You may be surprised to learn that one of the biggest energy wasters in a home is leaky ductwork. But now there is a simple way to seal those leaks and start saving both energy and money, as well as enjoying other benefits, such as better indoor air quality. Air duct sealing by Aeroseal is a patented, award-winning process that can effectively seal holes as large as 5/8″ wide.
Over 90% of existing buildings located throughout North America have air duct systems that contain small holes and cracks. Heated or cooled air escapes through those holes into the attic, basement or crawlspaces of your home, never making it into the living areas. This reduces the comfort level throughout your home, creating hot or cold spots and inconsistent temperatures from one floor to the next.
Leaks in your air ducts may be costing you money
Unfortunately, although you don’t reap any benefit, you are still paying for that energy use. On average, 30 cents of every dollar spent on heating and cooling goes to pay for air that never makes it to your living spaces because it is leaking out of your ductwork! That can be as much as 20-40% of energy loss. Because not all the air is getting to where it is intended, your furnace and air conditioner have to work even harder to maintain a consistent temperature, which further adds to your energy costs. This extra run time also puts more strain on your equipment, which can lead to more repairs and breakdowns, less efficiency and a shorter time to replacement.
Duct sealing saves you money!
Typical homes will experience a measurable reduction in the amount of energy used for heating and cooling. Many homeowners have seen energy bill savings of up to 40% after one Aeroseal treatment. The sealant used lasts over 10 years and has a 10-year warranty, making it extremely cost effective. The process is thorough and easy, taking just several hours.