The Importance of Duct Cleaning Before Spring (Finally) Arrives

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If you’re like everyone else, you can’t wait for spring to arrive. While we all look forward to the warm, sunny days, most of us dread time-consuming seasonal tasks like spring cleaning. At Aeroseal Solutions, we look forward to spring because it’s one of the best times to perform duct cleanings that help home and business owners enjoy the many benefits of enhanced indoor air quality. If you’re planning a thorough home cleaning, consider having your ducts cleaned as well.

Duct Cleaning Recommendations
Spring is the perfect season for duct cleaning because there’s a small window between the height of the heating season and the beginning of the cooling season.

Industry associations and government agencies like the EPA recommend duct cleanings in specific circumstances. You don’t need to have a problem with mold, pests or construction debris to benefit. Cleanings are recommended if you can see dust coming from your vents. A thorough cleaning will also address stale or unpleasant odors that are noticeable when the system in running.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning and Sealing
If you or anyone in your family has experienced itchy, watery eyes, coughing, choking or respiratory discomfort this winter, dirty ducts could be the culprits. Families with asthma or allergy sufferers can benefit the most from a thorough duct cleaning. Pet owners will also notice a dramatic improvement in indoor air quality.

Before we begin the cleaning, our experts will assess your entire HVAC system. We pay extra attention to the supply and return ducts. The return is especially vulnerable because debris is pulled into the system where it coats fans and air handling components. On the other side, debris from the ducts is ejected into your living space, which can trigger allergy symptoms and fuel your discomfort.

Duct sealing is another thing to consider. This process can increase efficiency significantly while sealing cracks and gaps that allow pollutants to enter and contaminate your ductwork. Experts estimate that 20 percent of conditioned air escapes through cracks and loose fittings. If that much air can get out, you can imagine how much dirt and dust can enter.

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
In addition to having your ducts cleaned and sealed, you can improve your air quality by adopting these smart habits.

• Dust and vacuum regularly
• Replace return filters monthly
• Minimize the use of chemical cleansers
• Have your HVAC system serviced annually
• Hire a professional to inspect your ducts
• Increase ventilation

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Please contact Aspen Air Duct Cleaning at 1-800-931-6653 for an Air Duct System Inspection and to learn more about how sealing air duct leaks can improve indoor air quality and reduce your energy bills. Or email info@aspenenvironmentalservices.com.

Aspen Air Duct Cleaning is an approved Aeroseal Dealer, licensed and ensured, and a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI).
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What is Aeroseal?

Aeroseal is a product that seals small leaks in the ductwork. No attic work is required by the crew to work the equipment. It is monitored by a computer program that tells when the pressure of the ductwork is low enough that most of the leakage has been sealed.

Aeroseal saves energy and money! Look at all the awards we’ve won for energy efficiency.

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We’ve been honored to receive the following awards:

2016 AHR Product of the Year Award – AHR Expo
Aeroseal LLC was announced as this year’s winner for its duct sealing system. Aeroseal is a computerized duct-sealing system that seals air ducts and ventilation shafts from the inside. This unique inside-out approach makes it possible to quickly and easily seal the entire duct system — even sections that are hidden behind walls, under insulation, through tight spaces, or other inaccessible locations.

2016 AHR Innovaton Awards Gold Medal – AHR Expo
Aeroseal duct sealing technology won top honors in the “ventilation” category of the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. The technology was singled out as the gold medal winner by a panel of industry experts who evaluated entries based upon their application, innovation, value and market impact. The Innovation Awards competition is jointly sponsored by the AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI. 

2015 Innovation Awards Gold Medal – Interclima+Elec Trade Fair
Aeroseal’s European headquarters accepted a Gold Medal award for innovation in the Génie climatique (climatic engineering) category at the 2015 Le Mondial du Bâtiment (Building World Championships) in Paris – an annual tradeshow showcasing innovations in the construction industry. Aeroseal duct sealing technology was chosen among more than two hundred products and technologies submitted on behalf of exhibiting companies. “The Interclima+Elec Gold medal award highlights the growing success of aeroseal technology in Europe and around the globe,” said JÖrg Mez, manager of Aeroseal LLC’s European distributor, Mez-Aeroseal, Reutlingen, Germany. 

2015 Manufacturing Innovation Award – Dayton Business Journal
Aeroseal garnered the silver medal in the “innovation” category in this year’s Manufacturing Awards presented by the Dayton Business Journal. Aeroseal received the award for its duct sealing technology in recognition of its transformative effect on how home and building owners think about energy savings, indoor air quality and indoor comfort. 

2014 Dealer Design Silver Medal Award – ACHR News
Aeroseal was recognized for excellence in product design in the 11th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 92 entries. The company’s HomeSeal Duct Sealing System was the Silver Award Winner in the HVAC High Efficiency Residential Equipment Category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

2013 Product Showcase Award – HVAC Tools – Comfortech Expo
HomeSeal residential duct sealing system was voted #1 in the 2013 Product Showcase awards, at the Comfortech Expo. The new HomeSeal system is a more portable unit and offers a faster, easier and more affordable way for HVAC contractors, energy efficiency experts and others to effectively seal duct leaks. HomeSeal was judged by a panel of HVAC experts to be the most innovative and useful new product for contractors who are seeking HVAC solutions. The new Aeroseal system won best-of-show in the category of Tools. 

2012 EBie Award – Green Building Council
New York-based building consultants Steven Winter Associates (SWA) received a 2012 EBie AwardTM for a building renovation project that combined Aeroseal duct sealing technology together with self balancing Constant Airflow Regulators from American Aldes to dramatically reduce energy usage. The award, honored SWA and the building owner, Legow Management for their innovative approach to an environmental improvement upgrade made to an existing building. This approach is now being used to increase energy effiency in hundreds of legacy buildings throughout the country.

2011 Best New Product Award – This Old House magazine
The building technology editors at This Old House magazine told us they’ve been keeping an eye on Aeroseal technology ever since it emerged from the research labs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Now that the duct sealing solution is available for the first time to more U.S. home owners than ever before, they felt it was time to help spread the word about this “home energy conservation game changer.” Aeroseal won top honors in the Home Technology category for the This Old House 2011 Best New Home Product Awards. 

Best of What’s New” Award – Popular Science magazine
The Aeroseal process won the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine. Aeroseal diagnostic air duct system sealing process is the most effective, affordable, and viable method of sealing the central heating and cooling ductwork in your home.

Energy 100” Award – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The Aeroseal process won the “Energy 100” award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE also rated the Aeroseal duct sealing process as one of the 23 most beneficial technologies available to American consumers that has come out since the agency was created.

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Please contact Aspen Air Duct Cleaning at 1-800-931-6653 for an Air Duct System Inspection and to learn more about how sealing air duct leaks can improve indoor air quality and reduce your energy bills. Or email info@aspenenvironmentalservices.com.

Aspen Air Duct Cleaning is an approved Aeroseal Dealer, licensed and ensured, and a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI).

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