Leaks, cracks and other problems that compromise the integrity of your ductwork can be disastrous, especially when you consider that your home can lose 20 to 40 percent of its conditioned air through duct leaks—and businesses can lose even more. Your ducts need to be well insulated and in tip-top shape for your HVAC system to operate as efficiently and affordably as possible. Old, worn out ductwork can lead to serious trouble, including uneven and unpredictable temperatures in your home or business, poor indoor air quality, dismal energy efficiency and higher energy bills.
Leaky ducts can suck dust, dirt, mold and other gunk into your home. Have you noticed dust building up near your registers and on surfaces such as tables and appliances? Leaky ductwork could be the culprit! These leaks can compromise your safety, too, by pulling gas appliance fumes, radon gas and auto exhaust into your indoor space.
Aeroseal: The Best Bet for Homes and Businesses
It wasn’t long ago that duct sealing was a long, involved—and extremely messy—process. But as part of our ongoing commitment to use modern day technology to deliver old-fashioned service, Grimes uses the Aeroseal HVAC duct sealant process. Gone is the messy mastic paste and tape that didn’t seem to work quite right anyway. In its place is Aeroseal, a patented technology that attacks leaks in your ductwork from the inside out, including ductwork hidden behind the walls. As part of this breakthrough process, escaping air is placed under pressure, causing polymer particles to stick to the edges of the leak first. Then, these particles stick to each other, completely sealing the leak. No muss. No fuss. How cool is that?
You’ll Give This System Your Seal of Approval
For homeowners, this process helps eliminate hot and cold spots, lower utility bills, improve safety and wipe out the excess dust that aggravates asthma and allergies. In commercial spaces, the results include increased energy savings, improved indoor air quality and the ability to confidently meet code requirements and specifications for duct leakage. Plus, the U.S. Department of Energy has identified Aeroseal as one of the best and most cost-effective energy sealing choices for property owners.
Repair, Replace or Seal?
Grimes is also the expert you want on your side when deciding whether to repair, replace or seal your ductwork. You can count on us for honest answers and trustworthy, affordable solutions. We’ll consider your unique comfort needs and your budget challenges.
Here are some of the issues you should consider:
- Age: You can count on your ductwork to last roughly 10 to 15 years before it starts to deteriorate. It can break down even faster if shoddy materials were used or shortcuts were taken during the installation process.
- Airflow: Is airflow sufficient throughout your home or business? Uneven temperatures can mean there are problems with the ductwork.
- Exposed areas: Make periodic inspections of the accessible areas of your ductwork, such as attics and crawl spaces. Check for holes or tears, eroded duct tape and disconnected joints.
When your ductwork needs to be repaired, replaced or sealed, call Grimes Heating & Air at 530.589.1272 or contact us on the web.