In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 - 40+ percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set. Stop the madness. Fix the air leakage with the Duct Sealants Kit. To order your kit, visit the Spray Sealants Store.
One ( 1 ) Spray Sealants Pro Gun
One ( 1 ) Manual Gun Applicator
One ( 1 ) 16lb Canister White Sealant With Hose
Twelve ( 12 ) Cans of Cleaner
What makes the Duct Sealants Kit so effective is that it gives almost anyone the tools to fix and seal almost any building material no matter what they are working on. The secret to the kit is that it uses polyurethane closed cell foam sealant which has proven to have tremendous adhesion capabilities to almost any substrate. Once foam sealant is applied to a surface, it immediate begins to expand and then cure which creates not just an air tight seal, but also some structure to the entire assembly.
Are you a professional contractor who is working in the HVAC, insulation, home performance or building industry? Have you been looking for a spray system that applies polyurethane foam sealant in a way that allows you to fix and seal quickly? The Spray Sealants Pro Gun allows the professional to apply foam sealants using either 24oz cans or 16lb canisters. This new spray technology allows the contracting professional to have an air sealing platform that is flexible, easy to use and it allows them to make a project work " on the fly ".
During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing duct leaks can minimize this risk.
In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 -40 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set. This is where encapsulating the ductwork with spray foam can really generate a significant return on investment as now you can spray foam ducts.
Some homeowners choose to take on duct sealing as a do-it-yourself project. Start by sealing air leaks using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulating all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Never use duct tape, as it is not long-lasting. Also, make sure that the connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the floors, walls, and ceiling. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.
Well, that is an interesting thought? Well, where ever money can be saved for a customer then of course that can be turned into a business opportunity. But before you get too excited, remember that we are talking about HVAC ducts. Nothing is really easy about trying to fix and seal existing duct systems because they are located in some of the most difficult working environments in any existing residential house. Also, fixing ducts is an art and a science. By that we mean that you really have to know and understand how HVAC systems work so this not something that the average home owner or even general contractor would do. If you have additional questions regarding this subject, contact us. We would love to share our thoughts with you.