When I realized that the concerns with comfort, air quality as well as high monthly bills were caused by leaky air duct, I was sad.
The duct system is concealed inside walls as well as ceilings.
There’s no easy way to access the pipes. I assumed that repairing the holes would require a crucial remodeling project. I imagined cutting down walls as well as ceilings as well as a crucial mess. I figured the project would be time-consuming as well as super costly. I was tempted to just live with holes in the ducts, however the issue was severe. Duct testing revealed that 25% of the conditioned air produced by the oil furnace as well as a/c was escaping through imperfections. Along with excessive monthly bills, the complications with the air duct was forcing the heating as well as cooling component to run more often as well as work harder. The added wear as well as tear would eventually lead to repairs as well as failure, but plus, several rooms in the home were either boiling or downright chilly. There was constantly dust as well as other particles floating around in the air, as well as I was sad about potential health threats. I finally sat down with the Heating as well as Air Conditioning company as well as discussed the duct sealing process, however he explained that it was possible to effectively repair the ducts from the inside. The first step was to block off all of the supply as well as return registers. The company then sent highly pressurized air into the duct system. This air carried adhesive, non-toxic polymer particles. As the air leaked from the many holes, those particles stuck to the edges as well as gradually built up to create an airslender seal. The whole duct sealing procedure took a couple of hours. There was no disruption to the home, unpleasant smells or sticky residue left behind. The duct sealing process was appealingly effective, as well as it’s guaranteed for ten years.