Aeroseal - The New Way to Duct Sealing - duct Sealing
Aeroseal - The New Way to Duct Sealing - duct Sealing

Aeroseal – The New Way to Duct Sealing

By Mike Holmes

Mike’s Advice / Home Renovation

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 @ 2:50pm

Comfort. If you can’t be comfortable in your own home, something is seriously wrong! Finding the balance at home that keeps us warm and cozy in the winter, or nice and cool during the summer isn’t always easy – and for a lot of homeowners the problem is hidden behind the walls in our ductwork.

Leaks in your HVAC system can be responsible for uneven room-to-room temperatures, drive up your energy bills by forcing your systems to work harder, and may even impact your overall air quality. You can seal any gaps or leaks in your ducts, but how?

The Traditional Way Of Doing Things

The traditional duct sealing method works – I mean using tape or mastic on leaks. But only if you can easily locate and access the leaks. So much of your ductwork is hidden behind walls, wrapped in insulation, or simply inaccessible for easy manual sealing.

To really be able to seal every inch of your ductwork, you need to find a way to navigate the twist and turns of your system. 

Aeroseal system

Enter Aeroseal

What Is Aeroseal?

Applied as an aerosol mist that is sprayed into the interior of the ductwork, Aeroseal automatically finds and seals leaks throughout your entire duct system. It doesn’t coat the inside of the ducts – just finds and seals the leaks. This means your ducts are resealed all without tearing into walls, stripping out insulation, or crawling through tight attics with a bucket of glue.

The Benefits

The sealant is totally non-toxic, and low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the very mild odour that occurs during the process (think something similar to a school glue) will disappear by the next morning.

Aeroseal - The New Way to Duct Sealing - duct Sealing

The entire Aeroseal process usually takes less than a day to complete from start to finish and when it’s done, the computer-controlled sealing system prints out an official report with a detailed summary of before and after results.

The effects of Aeroseal are immediate. I had my ducts sprayed about four years ago, and right away I felt a lot more air coming from each register – and my HRV was giving each room the treated air it was meant to receive. This keeps each room in my house warm, even when I’ve turned down the thermostat.

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