Aerosol sealant, or Aeroseal, is a service that utilizes tiny particles of sticky material that are blown through your duct system and attach themselves to the edges of leaks. Aerosealing your ductwork is the single most time and cost effective energy efficient improvement for old and new homes alike.

 

Watch video examples of duct sealing

This is a short clip of the aero-seal process on the duct work. This process seals up the leaks in your metal ductwork. In this example, the system was losing about 25% of its capacity to leaks. The house was less than 25 years old and was custom made. 

 

This is a video of ductwork releasing air into an attic. The attic was nice and cozy on a cold winter day. The reason for the warmth in the attic is pretty apparent from this video.

 

How do you know if you may need Aeroseal?

  • Is the forced air delivery system (ductwork) for the heating and cooling in your home made of metal?
  • Do you have places in your home where you feel little or no air flowing through the registers?
  • Do you have a hard time controlling the temperature of your home during the summertime?
  • Do you use electric space heaters in your home during the winter?

Contact the Home Energy Detective for a home energy audit if you answer yes to any of these questions.

Aeroseal, a "Best of What's New" award winner from Popular Science magazine, and the "Energy 100" award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a process that you will benefit from if you have any one of the conditions listed above in your home.

 

Once completed, the Aeroseal process will:

  • Eliminate the entry of contaminating/insulation particles into your conditioned space.
  • Reduce the amount of conditioned air that is pushed out of your home when your air condition system is running.
  • Reduce the amount of outside unconditioned air that enters your home through the attic or crawlspace.
  • Maximize the effectiveness (efficiency) of your existing heating and cooling system(s).

 

Facts about Aeroseal that you may not know:

  • Aeroseal can reduce the carbon emissions from your heating and cooling system by as much as 30%.
  • Aeroseal is an ENERGY STAR approved process.
  • Aeroseal qualifies for some Federal and State tax credits.
  • Aeroseal comes with a computerized measurement of duct leakage before and after servicing.
  • Each service illustrates the amount of efficiency gained after application.
  • Heating and cooling companies do not usually recommend it. Instead they normally recommend you replace your system.
  • Aeroseal is a home efficiency measure that is endorsed by The Northern Virginia Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.

Only a home energy audit by a professional energy consultant can truly determine if this is the best energy saving solution for your home. Request an audit today to find out!