How Does Aeroseal Duct Sealing Work?

March 8, 2021
Duct Sealing

The ducts in your Colorado Springs home are a vital part of your HVAC system. That’s why it’s so important that your ducts don’t have any holes in them that could impact the delivery of conditioned air to the various rooms in your home. Even if holes do develop, though, the good news is that there is a fast and cost-effective solution to help repair those holes permanently. With Aeroseal duct sealing from Home Heating Service, Inc., you’ll be able to enjoy like-new ducts at a fraction of the cost of duct replacement.

Why Do Ducts Develop Holes?

Given that most ducts don’t contain any mechanical components, many people wonder how ducts can develop holes in the first place. There are two main types of holes that develop in typical ductwork. The first type of hole is a gap between two sections of ductwork. This often happens when the compounds used to join the sections together break down after many years of use. If your ducts were installed incorrectly so that each section doesn’t overlap as much as it should, it could cause gaps between the duct sections.

Other holes can develop in your ducts due to rust caused by excess moisture inside or outside your ducts. Additionally, small animals chewing on your ducts can eventually lead to small holes that you’ll need Home Heating Service, Inc. to repair.

Problems Associated With Holes in Ducts

The main problem that happens when your ducts develop holes is that you’ll lose conditioned air while the air is on its way to its intended destination. Rather than coming out of a vent in a bedroom, for example, a certain volume of conditioned air will escape from your ducts and into the wall or ceiling cavity where the duct run is installed. This means that your HVAC system will have to work longer to change the temperature of your living space.

Another problem you might experience is that you’ll have more dust in your home. This occurs because dust enters the ducts through the small holes and is then distributed into your living space as the air flows through. Excess dust can be a nuisance and can cause allergies in sensitive family members.

The Aeroseal Process

The first step in the Aeroseal process is to seal all of the vents in your home. This prevents any of the Aeroseal products from exiting your ductwork and accumulating on other surfaces. After that, the technician from Home Heating Service, Inc. will seal your HVAC system to protect it and then create a new intake so that they can inject the Aeroseal product into your ducts.

Once everything is ready, the injection process begins. Aeroseal is injected into your ducts using a high volume of air. This air will naturally find any small holes in your ducts since the major outlets are sealed. As the air leaves your ducts, it draws the Aeroseal with it. The Aeroseal sticks to the edges of the hole and to itself to completely seal the hole. Finally, the technician will test your ducts to ensure they are properly sealed.

Other Duct Repair Methods

Other than Aeroseal, the only viable duct repair method is to find the holes and repair them by hand. If the ducts are located in a hard-to-reach area, this could be a time-consuming and invasive process. However, if you have especially large holes in your ducts, this may be the best way for Home Heating Service, Inc. to accomplish the necessary repairs. Of course, duct replacement is an option, as well, if you want to ensure that your ducts are installed correctly and won’t have any problems in the future.

Taking Care of Your Home’s Ducts

In many cases, properly maintaining your home’s ducts can help prevent many of the problems that Aeroseal is intended to solve. First and foremost, you want to make sure to have your ducts cleaned approximately every five years. Duct cleaning removes the buildup of dust and dirt in your ducts to help prevent any moisture retention from humid air. This can help to reduce the risk of rust in your ducts. If you suffer from humid air in your home, you’ll also want to install a dehumidifier to make sure that the air that flows through your ducts is as dry as possible.

Your Aeroseal Experts

When installing Aeroseal, you want to make sure to choose an experienced company to do the job. At Home Heating Service, Inc., we have many years of successful Aeroseal experience, meaning you get great value for your money. We can also take care of the repair, installation, and maintenance for air conditioners and furnaces, water heater installation, insulation installation, and more. Our five-star reviews are evidence of our commitment to our customers. To learn more about repairing your ducts, contact us at Home Heating Service, Inc. today.