One thing we’ve always done as a company is to really try things out and test them before we push them out and implement them as part of our system. We take the time to make sure things really work, first.
Foaming ductwork is one of these services. We’ve been trying out foaming ductwork for a while and we have found that it makes a huge difference. We will be offering it now as part of our removal/sanitize/seal penetrations/polyseal/blow back insulation/air quality package.
Over time houses move and shift, and the old, hard ducts become disconnected and insulation falls off of them. We want to remove all that old insulation and foam the duct. What this means is that we spray a layer of foam insulation all around the hard duct, all the way down. We’ve found that this does two things. First, it insulates the duct work much better than any padded or fiberglass insulation ever could. It also seals it. There is nothing better, thermally speaking, than an air seal plus insulation. There’s nothing better for protecting your duct work that’s delivering that cold air through your house.
We’ve always been about protecting your duct work. The point of a radiant barrier is to lower your attic temperature in order to decrease stress on your air conditioning unit and your ductwork. If your unit is producing 50 degree air or colder and trying to push it through duct work in a 150 degree attic—that just doesn’t work! So we are going to decrease your attic temperature, but we’re also going to properly insulate your ductwork so that your 50 degree air can arrive at your living areas as close to 50 degrees as possible.
You can learn more about our ductwork services here: Air Duct Services! Very shortly we will have up more information on duct work, sealing, and foaming. We’d love to talk to you about any part of our service, and give you an estimate. When we come out to you we will assess your whole attic space to see what shape your attic is in and which part of our services will be appropriate for your space, including radiant barrier, removing and replacing insulation, duct work, etc. Give us a call, we’d love to see how we can help your home be more comfortable for you!