The HVAC system in your home is much like your respiratory system—circulating and filtering your air before delivering it to your living space through the duct system. That’s why it’s especially important that your ductwork is free of any cracks or holes, in order for your system to work efficiently. Duct sealing can greatly affect AC efficiency, which, in turn, can affect your family’s comfort.

Duct Leakage

Ducts are extremely susceptible to leaks, and even the slightest error during installation can lead to in the ductwork. Beyond that, it’s certainly possible that, after a few years of normal use, leaks can form due to frequent expansion and contraction from weather changes.

Duct leaks may not seem like much of a big deal, but they can waste a great amount of energy. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy found that up to 30 percent of an average forced air system’s output is lost due to duct leaks; that’s nearly one third of your total air conditioning output—and chances are that you weren’t even aware that it was lost.

Duct Sealing Makes a Big Difference

The average home loses nearly 20 percent or more of its air due to poorly connected or leaky ductwork. For that reason, one should regularly inspect and repair ducts as needed. In addition to a loss of comfort and efficiency, leaky ducts can allow contaminants and pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, chemical fumes, and even mold, to infiltrate your HVAC system, impacting your indoor air quality.

Here are a few signs that your ducts are in need of professional service:

  1. Your energy bills are increasing, even though you are not using your air conditioning system any more than usual
  2. Some rooms of your home are too hot, while others are too cold
  3. You hear whistling, hissing, creaking or rumbling as air passes through your ducts
  4. Musty odors, as well as foul smells, have leaked into your home

Advantages of FloCore AeroSeal Duct Sealing

When properly installed by a certified professional, Aeroseal’s cutting-edge technology is proven to offer a number of benefits:

  • Improved comfort. Air loss due to duct leaks impacts the daily comfort and humidity balance of your home. FloCore’s AeroSeal duct sealing service regulates indoor temperatures and reduces the occurrence of hot and cold spots in your house.
  • Improved indoor air quality. Contaminants like dust, mold, allergens, and other particulates make their way into your home through duct leaks. Sealing your ducts limits contaminant infiltration.
  • Improved safety. Your water heater, dryer and furnace release combustion gases through their vents. When leaky ducts “backdraft,” they can pull these hazardous gases back into your home—and into the air you breathe.
  • Improved efficiency. A well-designed duct system prevents air loss and energy waste, allowing you to maintain home comfort for less money.

The FloCore team is always here to protect your family’s health. We aim to enhance your indoor air quality. We even help you save money on rising energy bills. Our indoor air performance specialists will evaluate your home, discuss your concerns, and determine whether a duct sealing system would benefit you. To schedule your free consultation or speak with a FloCore team member today, dial 507.424.5723 or request service online.