Duct sealing is typically the most effective thing a home owner can do to save energy costs.
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Centerville, OH (PRWEB) November 14, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy this week posted a feature article on its website energy.gov regarding aeroseal duct sealing technology as well as a related piece on its news blog. The inclusion of this technology on the DOE website, highlights the ground-breaking nature of the aeroseal solution and helps inform the public about the critical role that air duct sealing plays in home energy conservation.
Aeroseal technology was developed at the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with partial funding by the DOE and the EPA. Aeroseal LLC recently acquired the exclusive rights to the technology and is making it available to home and building owners across the U.S. through specially trained and licensed HVAC professionals. Aeroseal has already been used to seal air duct leaks in thousands of U.S. homes and buildings and is saving home owners up to $850 per year on their home energy bill. According to data cited on the DOE website, aeroseal technology has the potential to save Americans an estimated $5 billion a year on heating and cooling costs.
Aeroseal is administered as a non-toxic mist that is pumped throughout the inside of a home or building’s duct system. The aeroseal mist locates and stops leaks found anywhere within the duct work including those hidden behind walls or under insulation. With an estimated 10% to 30% of heating and cooling air in residential homes being lost through air duct leakage, Aeroseal can have a significant impact on home energy savings, inside air quality and on home comfort related to the even distribution of heating and cooling within the house.
“Most home owners today never even think of air duct sealing when they think of home energy conservation,” said Neal Walsh, vice president of sales and marketing for Aeroseal, “even though recent studies show that duct sealing is typically the most effective thing you can do to save energy costs – more than twice as effective as upgrading your heating equipment and even more than that when compared to insulating your attic or upgrading windows. We hope that articles like the one just posted on the DOE website will help educate the public regarding this game-changing technology.”
Earlier this month, Aeroseal was named one of the Best Technologies of 2011 by This Old House Magazine. The technology also received the Energy 100 Award from the Energy Department and The Best of What’s New award from Popular Science Magazine.