There’s no doubt that an energy-efficient heating and cooling saves you money and helps the planet. When it comes to forced-air units, however, a system is only as good as its ductwork. In the average home in Birmingham, AL up to 30 percent of air that passes through ducts is wasted. Green ductwork is all about improving ducts while also helping the planet. Of course, the strategy lets you keep more green in your wallet, too.
It All Starts with Sealing
Duct sealing is an important first step in ensuring the ductwork in your home is green. Like mini wind tunnels, ducts are continually exposed to pressurized air. Any leaks or holes can reduce the system’s efficiency by as much as 20 percent.
Leaky ducts also allow contaminants to enter the ductwork and pollute the air in your home. Our Aeroseal duct services offer a savvy solution:
- Using special tubing, a polymer sealant is blown into the ductwork as an aerosolized mist.
- The particles are injected under pressure and stick to one another as they come across leaks, holes, and gaps.
- The particles settle to form a permanent barrier against pollutants.
Green Ductwork Design
The materials used to install, repair, and upgrade your ductwork can also make it greener. Flexible ducts are light, flexible, and durable. When installed properly they offer an energy-efficient alternative to standard ductwork. Features like eco-friendly liners work to keep moisture under control. This helps to keep bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants in your home at acceptable levels.
From dut cleaning to installations, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating offers a full range of duct services. We’re proud to provide our neighbors in the Birmingham region with money-saving solutions that also help protect the plant. For more information, take a look at our Green Ductwork Services or give us a call at 205-267-3704.