Residential Air Duct Sealing
If you have rooms that are always too cold or too warm, small leaks in your ductwork may be to blame. Pinhole-sized leaks can affect the temperature from room-to-room, creating imbalanced comfort. Even the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems cannot evenly distribute conditioned air if leaks in your duct exist. In fact, the Electric Power Research Institute says that residential duct leakage can account for nearly 15% of your utility bill, which means that optimizing duct work is key to residential energy savings.
Sealing ducts is among the top measures to improve energy efficiency and comfort, outside of insulating your basement and upgrading HVAC equipment. Having a certified professional seal your ducts offers health and safety benefits by reducing the risk of pollutants circulating from room to room, as well as reducing the risks of carbon monoxide and other combustible gases from entering ventilation systems inside your home.
As a certified Aeroseal dealer, JK Mechanical uses a patented breakthrough technology to seal leaks from the inside out. Backed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Aeroseal is noted as one of the most beneficial energy technologies for homeowners. McKinsey Consulting conducted a study to find the most influential way to increase energy efficiency inside homes. This study showed that sealing ducts had the highest potential than other energy efficiency measures, and it is one of the most cost-effective measures available.
In addition to increasing comfort, sealing your ducts will save you money. Leaks in ductwork account for 30% of your total heating and cooling costs and increase the wear on your HVAC equipment. Leaky ducts also increase the humidity level inside your home, causing interior damage over time.
Using Aeroseal, JK Mechanical can pinpoint and plug leaks in as little as six hours, providing instant comfort and health benefits. The process is so effective it’s backed by a 10-year warranty. Leaky ducts are an expensive overhead cost. Contact your authorized dealer to learn more about this safe investment and explore your saving potential.
JK Mechanical’s Duct Sealing Process:
Our trained technicians will measure and show you the level of leakage in your home
Wall registers are covered to expose leaks
Liquid sealant is injected into the ducts
The pressurized liquid transforms into gum-like particles
As the air escapes through the leak, the particles are forced in the same direction, where they collide with the opening
Ducts are sealed with only 1-2 ounces of sealant material remaining in the ducts
A report, summarizing your home’s leakage reduction is provided, on the spot