Residential Aeroseal Duct Sealing in the Greater Boston Area
What is Aeroseal?
Aspen Air Duct Cleaning provides residential Aeroseal to homeowners in Boston, Lawrence, Metheun, and the surrounding Massachusetts area. Aeroseal can reduce up to 90% of leaks in duct work using its patented technology to plug holes in air ducts from the inside out. Aeroseal allows our highly skilled technicians to accurately estimate the size of ductwork leaks within residential homes and then see the leak reduction once completed.
How Aeroseal Duct Sealing Works
The revolutionary 6-step Aeroseal process begins by applying pressure to the escaping air to pinpoint the location of the leak(s). This pressure then causes polymer particles to initially stick to the edges of the leak. Once attached to the edges, the polymer particles form a seal by linking to one another until the hole is secure.
Air Quality Solutions For Your Loved Ones At Home
Aspen Air Duct Cleaning has been improving the air quality inside of homes in the Greater Boston Area since 2008. Our duct sealing services performed by our expert technicians improve the efficiency of your ductwork and help to ensure your hvac system is operating efficiently. As a proud member of the NADCA, we use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our customers are left healthier and happier for years to come.
Benefits of Residential Aeroseal
In homes throughout the Greater Boston area, we often find that soiled air, debris found in attics, lofts, and crawl spaces can be drawn into your ductwork and dispersed throughout your house for your loved ones to inhale. If any of your family members are currently experiencing allergy symptoms accompanied by a common sense of discomfort in your home, Aeroseal duct sealing will:
Stop up to 90% of the leakage
Stabilize the overall temperature of your home
Create a healthier environment
Cut down your heating and cooling costs by up to 20%
Extend the lifespan of your HVAC system
Problems With Leaky Ductwork
- Expensive energy bill
Leaky ductwork presents the opportunity for heat or conditioned air to escape causing the HVAC system to work harder to match the set temperature on its thermostat. This extended operating time creates an increase in energy costs.
- Hot & Cold Rooms
Uneven heating and cooling throughout your space are caused by the reduction of airflow in your HVAC system. If there are particularly some rooms in your house that are constantly hotter or colder than others, this could be a sign that there are leaks in your ductwork.
- Excessive Dust
Leaky duct work pulls in dust through cracks in the ductwork. Once the HVAC system pushes air through ductwork to the supply vents in rooms, dust is pushed out of the duct work into your home.
- Increased Humidity
Increased humidity increases the risk of mold growth from added moisture and endangers the health of those inside your home.
Let Your HVAC System Run Its Best with our Metheun, Massachusetts Aeroseal Services!
The Boston area is known for having four distinct seasons, with hot, humid summers and frigid, snowy winters. This drastic change in climate throughout the year makes heating and cooling systems a necessary component of living spaces in this area. The presence of leaky ducts significantly detracts from the heating and cooling of a home or building. Even the most energy-efficient HVAC systems cannot control the optimal temperature of your living space if there are leaking ducts.
The city of Boston is home to both historic and new construction homes, making these properties prone to leaky air ducts. With residential Aeroseal, the loss of conditioned air is significantly reduced due to our patented airtight duct sealing technology. After aeroseal, humidity levels will be easier to control and temperatures in all of your hard-to-heat and cool rooms will be more uniform and comfortable. In addition to residential duct sealing, we also provide residential and commercial air duct cleaning services to eliminate the risk of leaks before they happen.
Aeroseal Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this is a common issue we help solve! Sealing your vents and ducts helps air be delivered where it’s needed, and not leak out of holes into attics, crawl spaces, or unused basements.
Holes bigger than 1/2 inches in diameter are too big for the aeroseal sealant to bond to effectively. Larger, major leaks – like broken, disconnected or damaged ducts – will need to be repaired prior to sealing. Most of the time, we uncover problems like this during our initial test inspection. However, if we find this during our sealing process we can pause the system immediately to stop the flow of sealant, inspect for the problem area and provide an on the spot solution before resuming the seal process.
Aerosela has a 10 year warranty, and we’ve stress-tested it up to 40 years in homes. We expect your heating and cooling systems to work efficiently for as long as you own your home.
The main causes of condensation on ductwork in unconditioned crawlspaces and attics is missing or otherwise inadequate duct insulation, no or poor vapor barrier on the ducts and/or too much moisture in the ambient air. If the above are addressed properly this usually eliminates or minimizes the problem greatly. Sealing the crawlspace is generally recommended as well, and a vapor barrier on the crawl space floor or ground to decrease moisture absorption into the air is a good idea. A free standing dehumidifier should also help. Aeroseal may help to a lesser degree if duct air leaks beneath insulation are causing the duct surface temperature to reach dew point, which is the temperature when condensation begins to form. Over time this condensation will degrade the insulation’s R value and its ability to prevent the duct temperature from reaching dewpoint.