Top 4 Questions to Ask Aeroseal Dealers
Aeroseal may not be the best option for sealing the ductwork for your home. Ductwork replacement may be a better option is your home was built in the 1970's - 1980's. If you are getting a cost estimate for Aeroseal, here are a list of questions you should ask them to ensure you are getting the right duct sealing method for your house for the most cost effective price.
What questions should I ask my Aeroseal contractor
- Is my ductwork completely accessible? If not, what parts are inaccessible? If your ductwork is completely accessible then YOU DO NOT NEED AEROSEAL. A manual sealing IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN AEROSEAL.
- Where did you find leaks that Aeroseal will not seal? You want to know the rep did a through check of your ductwork and will communicate that to the Aeroseal technicians. Do not rely on the Aeroseal technicians to find the larger leaks. The rep should also let you know that all the drywall gap between the boot and drywall will be sealed by hand also. The drywall gap between the boot and drywall will not be sealed by Aeroseal.
- Is your company an Aeroseal dealer? You want the company selling you the Aerosealing and the company installing Aeroseal to be the same company. If they use subcontractors to do Aerosealing, you probably aren't getting the best price for Aeroseal and communication can be spotty if there are special instructions that need to be communicated. Green ID is an Aeroseal dealer.
- How will the return ducts be sealed? The return ductwork should be sealed by hand with mastic. Many companies do not touch the return but sealing the leakage on the return is equally as important as the supply duct leakage.