A&R Environmental’s Services: Air Duct Sealing

A&R Environmental’s Services: Air Duct Sealing

Air Duct Sealing From The Inside

“In a typical house about 30 to 40 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts.”
Before and After Photo By Aeroseal

We Have Join Forces To Bring Air Duct Sealing To You

A&R Environmental​ is partnered with the leaders leading the industry in sealing air duct systems. AeroSeal​ has provided tomorrow’s technology, today.
Attaching Flex Line Photo By Aeroseal

So How Does Sealing Your
Air Ducts Benefit You?

  1. A​ir Quality – Reduce dust and allergens; cleaner, healthier air
  2. P​erformance – Improve operating efficiency and prolong the life of equipment
  3. E​nergy Savings – Improve efficiency and airflow with up to 30% savings
  4. C​omfort – Eliminate hot/cold spots; create more even temperatures
Air Duct Sealing Aeroseal Setup

Inspecting The Ductwork Is Very Important For The Life Of Your Air Duct System

The ductwork that is separated at the joints, plenums with broken or rusted-out seams, improperly sealed access openings or doors, and other sources of air leakage can be a significant source of energy waste.

So How Is This Process Of
Air Duct Sealing Done?

Step: 1 Prepare Your System

PREPARE YOUR SYSTEM

​Plugging your registers with foam forces the air in your ductwork to escape through leaks. By forcing air to escape through leaks we able to pre-test your duct system and begin the duct sealing process.

PREPARE YOUR UNIT –

A small access hole is cut into the supply or return and a temporary collar is attached. The air conditioning indoor coil, fan, and furnace are temporarily blocked with a foam plug to prevent sealant particles from entering this part of your system.

Step:2 Prepare Your Unit

Step:3 Pretest Your Ductwork

PRE-TEST YOUR DUCTWORK –

​Once the system is properly prepped the AeroSeal machine is connected to the ductwork using lay-flat tubing. The Air Duct Diagnostic pretest will detect the exact amount of duct leakage in the duct system – the typical duct leakage detected in a home is between 30-40%.

SEAL YOUR DUCTWORK – ​

Small AeroSeal particles are injected and kept suspended in the airflow by continuous air movement. The AeroSeal particles begin collecting on the edges of holes and cracks in your ductwork and seal your leaky ductwork from the inside.

Step: 4 Seal Your Ductwork
Step: 5 Review Your Results

REVIEW YOUR RESULTS –

​A computer-generated analysis summarizes your home’s duct leakage reduction providing you with verification of the success of the AeroSeal application. Once the process is complete your trained A&R Environmental / AeroSeal technician will provide you with a printed certificate summarizing results.

“Our non-toxic, water-based formula effectively seals all the holes in your air ducts and vents, making sure your air goes where you need it – not where you don’t.”

-AeroSeal

Knowledge Is Power: Air Duct Cleaning Scams

Knowledge Is Power: Air Duct Cleaning Scams

If it’s too good to be true, well, just get a NADCA members opinion

You may have received something in the mail or a call late in the evening promoting Air Duct Cleaning at prices next to nothing. While these advertisements are obviously false to some, they are becoming more popular because homeowners are still falling for these tempting schemes.

By flooding the market with these false claims at low air duct cleaning, they are unfortunately clouding real customers’ opinions with false claims when, in fact, there are professional companies interested in doing quality work for their customers. How can you spot the difference between an air duct cleaning scam and a real pro?

The first thing to look for is the price. If it seems absurdly low for the services offered, chances are it’s too good to be true. The typical price range for a professional air duct cleaning ranges from $400-$1000 so if the offer is much less than that, the scammer alarm should be going off at this point. Advertisements for less than $100 should definitely be avoided.

Be careful

Since you most likely don’t look into your air ducts regularly, it may be a while until you notice the poor work performed. Secondly, some scammers try to push other products or services such as carpet cleaning as a last ditch effort to get something from you, but do not be deceived. These services will be just as low quality as the air duct cleaning they intend on cutting corners on. While there are professional companies who offer multiple services, these companies tend to focus on long-range servicing rather than cleaning your air ducts and leaving town.

Clean air duct line

Remember, if the company representative makes you feel rushed or not confident in your decision-making, they probably do not have your best interest in mind. Homeowners should not be discouraged from getting their air ducts cleaned, as it is a vital service and can save money in the long run. Do not get rushed into making a decision by door-to-door representatives or cold calls inquiring about the last time your air ducts were cleaned.

Be proactive and ask around. Reputable companies want a customer for life; they do not want to clean your ducts and disappear. Avoid these air duct cleaning scams by doing your homework and shopping around for the best quality HVAC companies. Compare the prices and reviews found online to make the decision that best fits your pocket book without sacrificing quality work. It is your home; do not take any service decision lightly.

 A&R Environmental, LLC

Service@aidandrelief.com

302-856-7600