Grand Rapids/Zeeland based Schaafsma Heating & Cooling, has announced the use of Aeroseal technology to seal air duct leaks, saving consumers an estimated 25 to 40 percent in utility bills.
The new technology allows Schaafsma Heating & Cooling technicians to quickly pinpoint and seal air duct leaks, providing customers inexpensive repair that means better air quality, increased room comfort, considerable energy savings, and longer HVAC system life, according to Kevin Walsh.
Schaafsma Heating & Cooling, a certified Aeroseal contractor, is the first to stress the sealing technology locally. The Aeroseal process works by isolating leaks in the air duct system and sealing them through the computer-controlled injection of safe aerosol particles.
The technology was developed at U.C. Berkeley in 1994 with funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and others.
Aeroseal was selected as Popular Mechanic's Invention of the Year in 1996 and was named to DOE's "Top 100 Inventions" of the last 23 years. "This is cutting-edge technology," says Kevin Walsh, President of Schaafsma Heating & Cooling, which has served the Greater Grand Rapids Area area for more than 109 years. "Aeroseal is a cost-effective way to address problems in the duct system that has been overlooked in the past, ensuring that system operation is highly efficient." Duct sealing also protects against harmful infiltration of unconditioned air from attic or crawl spaces, and carbon monoxide backdraft. The air purification is an added benefit for allergy sufferers. In addition, many utility companies are advising customers that have high bill complaints to have their duct systems checked.
About Schaafsma Heating & Cooling
For 109 years, Schaafsma Heating & Cooling has served Greater Grand Rapids customers with trained and certified technicians, professional salesmen, and fair pricing. Schaafsma Heating & Cooling specializes in residential and light commercial HVAC systems, sheet metal fabrication, duct cleaning and preventive maintenance programs.