"We experienced air flow from registers that never had any air coming out of them."
Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
The Northern Virginia HVAC experts at Jones-Rogers, Inc. are emphasizing the importance of air duct maintenance in residential installations, as discussed in a new Contractor’s Weekly article within Inside This Week.
The Environmental Protection Agency predicts three out of four homes experience up to 40% leakage of conditioned air. Severe leakage can lead to uncomfortable temperatures within a home, and can also lead to the introduction of lung irritants from unconditioned spaces in the home, i.e., between walls or floors, and from attics and basements. To ensure Northern Virginia residents are breathing clean air and not wasting money, Jones-Rogers is educating homeowners on the importance of yearly maintenance checks.
“All this attention is placing the spotlight and blame on improperly sized and sealed duct systems, which can account for 30 percent or more of air loss in a typical home,” says John C. Conrad, senior editor of Inside This Week, the HVACR Contractor’s weekly news magazine. “If contractors want to be a hero in the home, they don’t have to look any further than the ducts.”
The patented Aeroseal duct-sealing process is the most effective, affordable and viable method of sealing the central heating & cooling and ventilation ductwork in residential homes and commercial buildings. The Department of Energy, recognized the Aeroseal process with the “Energy 100” Award and also recognizes Aeroseal as one of the most beneficial (Top 23) technologies since the agency was created. Popular Science magazine has also awarded the Aeroseal process as the ‘Best of What’s New’ Award.
The process uses two simple steps which include a diagnostic test which provides homeowners a list of recommendations for saving money by improving the efficiency of their home’s duct work; these recommendations can also lead to improved indoor air quality. Once the diagnostic has been performed, a safe sealant is sent into the duct system to seal over any unwanted orifices in the duct work that allow conditioned air to escape, and dust and dirt to be introduced into the living space.
The Aeroseal process is clean, safe, UL tested and approved, and remains the most affordable and effective method of sealing the ductwork in a home. Sealing the air duct system in a typical Northern Virginia home requires 6-8 hours and is warranted by a manufacturer’s guarantee for 10 years. Once the duct sealing process has been performed, residents will see an immediate improvement in their home comfort, and benefit from substantial energy savings over time.
“We had our ducts cleaned and sealed and we experienced air flow from registers that never had any air coming out of them. We were able to adjust our thermostat by at least 5 degrees, and keep the temperature within the house at a comfortable level and the amount of dust in the home has reduced considerably,” says T Jones from Champion, Penn.
In an effort to save Northern Virginia residents money and improve their home’s indoor air quality and the overall comfort of their indoor climate, Dominion Virginia Power Company is offering rebates to customers who have a quality contractor such as Jones-Rogers, Inc. perform duct sealing on residential and commercial duct work systems.
For more information on Jones-Rogers’ HVAC services visit http://www.jones-rogers.com/
About Jones-Rogers, Inc.
Northern Virginia HVAC company, Jones-Rogers, Inc., is an independent, family owned and operated, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor with 42 years in business in the D.C. Metropolitan area. With their NATE-Certified technicians, custom indoor air quality solutions and emergency service, they are Northern Virginia’s first name in home comfort. They maintain their commitment to delivering quality service for their customers’ indoor comfort needs and have developed a lasting reputation of excellence in the community.