When you make your home on Chicago’s North Shore, household energy bills can rise dramatically during the cold-weather season. A quick inspection of your ductwork system, however, may reveal an easy way for you to save money. In the average home, up to 30 percent of the air traveling through ducts can be lost to leaks. Duct sealing eliminates those energy-wasting leaks and improves the comfort of your home all winter long.

What Causes Leaky Ductwork?

Ductwork systems are subject to stress from continual fluctuations in air pressure and temperatures. If the ductwork isn’t properly sealed from the get-go, the constant wear and tear will inevitably lead to damage. Leaks ranging from small pinholes to large gaps around joints allow the air that you’ve paid to condition to escape. Your heater is then forced to run longer to maintain comfortable temperatures, wasting energy and your money.

The Aeroseal Solution

No method is more effective for fixing leaks than the Aeroseal duct sealing process. Like the products used to plug radiator leaks in automobiles, this technique uses an aerosol spray to seal leaks from the inside:

  • An aerosolized mist is sprayed into the ductwork using a heavy-duty tube.
  • The pressurized delivery system forces the sealant into every hole, crack or gap.
  • Sealant particles quickly form an impenetrable barrier, plugging every leak.

Maximize System Efficiency

State-of-the-art duct sealing offers you an affordable way to lower your utility bills throughout the winter season. When combined with other energy efficiency strategies, you can cut your comfort costs by up to 50 percent. To find out if your duct system has a leak, call the pros at Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning today. We’ll inspect your ducts at no cost to you and provide you with a no-obligation estimate on any recommended services.

Our qualified technicians proudly serve Northbrook and the neighboring communities with an array of energy-saving solutions. For more information about cost-effective ways to improve your comfort this winter, explore our heating services or call 847-272-5836.

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