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Most people only think about the efficiency of their air conditioner or furnace when they think about comfort and/or energy savings in their house. The truth is, the efficiency of your heating and cooling system is defined by both the furnace or air conditioner and the duct work it is attached to. It is typical for us to find brand new - newly constructed homes with duct systems operating at less than 80% efficient, while existing homes can run as low as 60% or less.
You are probably asking - what determines the efficiency of your duct work. There are two primary components - leakage and insulation. If your ducts are running in unconditioned spaces they should be insulated to an R-8 or greater; this is the easy part. The harder part is dealing with leakage. Duct leakage to the outside of your house is direct loss, but even leakage inside your house makes a big difference on how well your heating and cooling system will perform. Sealing these ducts in existing, finished homes was nearly impossible - not anymore, thanks to Aeroseal - aerosol based duct sealing!
We guarantee we can make your home more comfortable and efficient with our energy audit and Aeroseal services, call us today to find out more - (815)-723-1700.
Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a patented technology that tackles leaks from the inside out. Aeroseal allows the us to accurately measure the duct leakage in residential homes and commercial buildings. But more importantly it allows us to seal ducts nobody else can seal!
The technology was developed within the Indoor Environment Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, whose IAQ scientists tested it. The research was funded by US Environmental protection agency, US dept. of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute and California Institute of Energy and Environment.