Are you looking for ways to reduce your building’s energy costs, improve indoor air quality (IAQ), fix your venting issues and extend equipment life? Get a good start by taking a closer look at your ductwork. According to the US Department of Energy, A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study found that the leakage rates of commercial buildings exceed the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) recommended classes by an average of 20 percent.
Building problems due to leaky duct work
Inadequate air flow to some zones
Problems Identified by Test and Balance Report
High Utility Bills
Increased Cooling or Heating Capacity Needs
Poor or Inconsistent Exhaust from Hotel Rooms/Apartments
Inadequate Moisture Management
Fortunately there is a simple solution to this costly problem. Now you can reduce your energy and equipment repair costs resulting from compromised ductwork with the most advanced duct sealing in the industry.
This patented duct-sealing technology is an effective and affordable method of sealing ductwork systems within commercial buildings. Our advanced duct sealing process begins and ends by conducting a thorough diagnostic test of the duct system.The process works like this:The diffusers are temporarily blocked so careful pressurized analys can accurately measure the amount of duct leakage. Then a pertinent advanced sealant technology is introduced throughout the duct system. Pressure maintained within the system causes the air to accelerate as it exits through the leaks. The suspended particles build up to span and seal the holes – up to 5/8 of an inch – without coating the ductwork.
This process effectively seals ductwork from the inside out by using UL-tested and approved sealing material. At the conclusion of the process, the diagnostic test is performed again summarizing your building’s amount of leakage reduction to ensure completely sealed ducts under pressure. Additionally, the Department of Energy declared our process as one of the most beneficial energy technologies for American Consumers.
A Sound Financial Decision, internal pressurized mist, is the most effective, affordable, and viable method of sealing duct leaks. The simple fact is, that HVAC ducts in buildings leak. Leaking ducts cost you money via:
Increased Energy Consumption – With fan power representing 40-50% of HVAC energy usage,
Leakage costs can be significant due to increased in fan speed to compensate for leakage; even 15%
Leakage can lead to an increase in system fan power of 40%
Thermal Loss – When supply air escapes, variations in temperature between rooms and floors occur affecting comfort levels in this space
Equipment Overload – Your system will run longer than specified to compensate for pressure loss and temperature accuracy; resulting in increased maintenance costs and premature component replacement
Code Issues – Leakage could lead to ventilation and safety code issues relating to exhaust, along with excessive fan power use
Airflow Safety – For hospitals, laboratories and manufacturing facilities, the unexpected spread of contaminant and biohazards through back drafting could pose a liability
The computerized duct system pressure testing will illustrate not only the building leakage percentage, but also the impact that sealing the leaks can have on your company’s bottom line. Using local utility rates, estimated system operating hours, and other inputs supplied by your operations personnel, our software closely calculates all the financial parameters of the project including:
Benefit-to-cost ration and ROI
Air volume increase