Yes! Sealing your vents and ducts means that air is delivered where it’s needed, and not into your basement, attic or crawl space. This also helps get rid of hot and cold spots in your house.
Absolutely! Leaky ducts and vents pull in dust, mold and dander and then blow them into living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. Our system can reduce leaky areas by as much as 90%, making sure dirt isn’t circulated in your house.
A lot! Independent government-sponsored studies have shown that sealing your ducts can save you up to $850 per year. Most homeowners save as much as 20%-40% of their total bill. Exact energy savings are difficult to predict, since they depend on where you live, how old the house is, how up to date your system is, and etc.
On our first visit to your home, we will look for any obvious leaks in your heat and air system. We can calculate how much cold and hot air you are actually losing in places like your attic, your garage and in between walls. Many people already know they have hot and cold spots, or their energy bills are higher than they should be. So, our initial test helps you understand how well or how poorly your system is performing. Many people are surprised to find out how much good air they are losing through leaking ducts and vents.
Yes! Our formula is a water-soluble organic compound. We’ve helped hospitals, surgery centers, schools and public buildings make sure their air is clean and healthy. You certainly can stay in your house while the technician is working (although we prefer that no one be in the home so our technicians can work quickly and efficiently), but as a precaution, we do recommend pregnant women, elderly people, and those with any breathing difficulties not be present while we are sealing your ducts and vents.
Our sealant formula is derived from a natural organic compound; is safe to breathe; has been tested by an independent lab, and found to have an extremely low concentration of VOCs. Some say it has a small odor compared to Elmer’s glue, which goes away within a few hours after completing the service.
Holes bigger than 5/8 inches in diameter are too big for the sealant to bond to effectively. Any larger, major leaks- like broken, disconnect or damaged ducts- will need to be repaired prior to sealing. Most of the time, we uncover problems like this during our initial inspection. However if we find this during our sealing process, we will stop our service and recommend a solution.
Some of our formula may leak into the places where your air previously leaking-attics, garages and wall cavities. This is totally harmless, and will dry. As part of our process, we filter the air to make sure non of our sealant vapor escapes into your living areas.
No. Our certified technicians are trained to protect all of your home equipment prior to sealing. Our formula is delivered via a temporary access point. Some items, like humidifiers or UV lights, may need to be removed and then re-installed as a precaution. Or, these items may simply be bagged or covered. If you have any extra-sensitive equipment, we do recommend that you cover it- especially if it is close to air returns or registers. You don’t need to cover any furniture. Our technician will take care of all this for you.
It depends on how much duct work you have, and how many leaks, but generally about two hours.