Aeroseal is the UK’s most advanced ventilation and ventilation leakage solution technology, providing airtight ventilation ductwork and improved energy efficiency. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the benefits of Aeroseal for ventilation ductwork and air leakages, including what causes these issues in the first place and the signs that there is a problem.
There are many benefits to using Aeroseal on your ventilation ductwork, but we’ve highlighted the most common ones below.
Leaks in your ventilation can represent a huge waste of energy and money. But thanks to a proper sealing solution like Aeroseal, you’ll keep all that air inside the ductwork where it’s supposed to be. Aeroseal has been proven to improve the energy efficiency of a system by up to 20%.
- The harbinger of advanced technology
Aeroseal is one of the most effective sealing technologies in the world, efficiently blocking gaps and sealing leaks from inside the ventilation, overcoming many of the traditional limitations associated with air ductwork sealing. This unique technology allows a seal in even hard-to-reach areas like elbows or bends in your ventilation system without compromising airflow or comfort levels.
- Non-toxic solution
Aeroseal is a non-toxic solution that’s made of UL-tested materials. These materials are commonly used in chewing gum, hairspray and water-based paints, and are deemed safe. The solution injected into the ventilation has no exposure limit, so it is ideal for use in any environment. It’s also odour-free, so you don’t have to worry about your business smelling of chemicals for days on end afterwards.
- A comfortable working environment
If your ventilation leaks, it is most likely causing temperature fluctuations throughout the building. This can make for a more uncomfortable working environment for yourself and your employees, likely decreasing ventilation rates. With Aeroseal improving the ventilation of your building, you can expect this issue to be eliminated.
- Your system becomes more ventilated and reliable
If your ductwork leaks, the system will have to work harder to operate at its normal settings. Well-sealed ductwork will put less strain on the system and allow it to operate at a higher standard for longer, reducing the need for repairs and replacements. This saves not only time but also money.
- Health benefits
Due to wear and tear, ventilation will become damaged over time and begin to leak. However, even a small hole in your ventilation ductwork can spread dust, allergens and pollutants via the air. If some of your staff members have asthma or other respiratory health issues, this could make them feel unwell.
Additionally, if there is a large amount of moisture in the air from humidity or leaks, mould spores can grow on the surface of ventilation ductwork and cause a severe health risk for your team members. Aeroseal’s technology helps prevent these problems by repairing and sealing off leaks in your ventilation ductwork so that only fresh air is circulated throughout the space.
- It’s safe
Aeroseal is a safe and effective solution for ductwork leakages. It uses a special dry particle nebulised fog that’s free of CFCs and HCFCs, which are ozone-depleting substances that can be harmful to both humans and the environment. The dry particle nebulised fog is also free of halogenated fire retardants (HFRs), which are banned under UK regulations.
- It’s easy to install
The Aeroseal system can be installed quickly and easily, so there’s minimal disruption to your day. There’s no need to close your doors or ask staff to work from home for the day, all is resolved by contacting your local Aeroseal contractor and they’ll be able to get started on addressing your ductwork leakage as soon as possible.
Signs of air leaks
It’s important to know the signs of air leaks so you can get the issue addressed quickly. Some of the most common signs to look out for are:
Poor cooling and humid air – If your system is not operating as it should – for example, it’s not blowing out cool air on a warm day – there could be a leak in the system.
Longer cooling cycles – This typically means that your air conditioning is lagging behind the temperature you have set it at. One of the clearest signs of this is loud sounds coming from the system as the air moves through the ductwork. This might suggest that the cooling cycle is longer and there could be a leak.
Ice on the evaporator coils – One of the biggest signs of a leak can be found in the outdoor unit. During hot weather, make sure you’re regularly checking to see if there is a build-up of ice crystals on the evaporator coil.
Bubbling – If there is a build-up of bubbling or soapy water, particularly around the ventilation joints, there may be a leak in your ductwork.
Hissing sounds – A hissing sound coming from your system is also a clear sign of a potential leak.
For more information on how Aeroseal can benefit your business, get in touch with us today. At VSS, we can provide Aeroseal solutions for business with premises or ductwork systems, offering a hassle-free, quick and easy installation process.