A Healthy Home Starts with Ductwork

Posted: July 18, 2016

David O'Connell

Dear Friends,

A national survey recently revealed that the number one indoor air quality (IAQ) concern for homeowners was excessive dust.* The presence of airborne allergens, viruses/bacteria and mold/mildew also caused worry.

In most cases, all of these problems can be traced to leaky ductwork. If you have a leak, your return ductwork, which takes the air inside your home back to your heating or cooling system, will draw air from places like garages, attics and crawl spaces. This can result in:

We can inspect your duct system to identify problem areas and seal leaks with our Aeroseal process. Besides significant energy savings, you’ll be more comfortable. Well-sealed ductwork reduces allergens by ensuring that all conditioned air passes through filters. Sealed ducts also improve air circulation so temperatures are more even. Uneven temperatures are the most common complaint in homes where there are significant duct leaks!

David O’Connell

* Decision Analyst, 2013 American Home Comfort Study