I have had issues with the temperature in my home since I moved in almost 7 years ago. The upstairs (master bedroom and ensuite bath in particular) was much cooler in winter and warmer in summer then the main floor. The people I hire to clean the furnace would say that it is just the way it is, try closing some vents in basement (that was useless) or get a blower for the duct to push more air upstairs (expensive and rarely works). More than a year ago at my last furnace cleaning a different serviceman actually took the time to look more closely at my HVAC system and determined that the duct to upstairs bath was not even connected. He had trouble finding where it ended in basement. But that explained why no air would come through the duct. But that company does not deal with ductwork so I had to find someone who does.
So I did some research on HomeStars and found Aeroseal Tech. I was skeptical only because I had never seen so many 10 star reviews for one company without a negative one. I called and spoke to Victor to explain the situation. He came to my home to do an inspection and recommended the sealing process to seal the gaps and holes in the duct work and modify the ducts to maximize the air flow using their diagnostic tools. Victor is courteous and knowledgeable and takes the time to explain what they do and answer all questions. In addition, he discovered the duct that leads to ensuite bath in basement that was left unattached by the builders. He gave me a quote for the sealing and the duct repair and I accepted. Within a few weeks he and his crew came and did the job and repaired the ensuite duct in basement by attaching a new pipe to the main duct.
Overall I am very happy with the work. My upstairs has been considerably warmer in winter and cooler in summer and much closer in temperature to the main floor. Particularly in the master bedroom and ensuite bath. One reason I waited about 8 months to write my review is because I wanted to go through a winter and summer cycle to see if it actually made a difference and yes it did. Moreover, I wanted to see if it would make a difference in my gas and electric usage bill. I did notice a slight savings.
I'm deducting one star for this reason: the cost. It did seem a bit high as I have an average sized 3 bedroom townhome. It was a fair price to repair the duct. And that was what made the biggest difference in that bathroom. The job takes his team less than a day to complete and there are not a lot of materials involved. The cost for the sealing of the ducts and adjusting the flow to maximize airflow is entirely for comfort and it is unlikely you could recoup those savings through energy costs unless you live in your home for decades. This is mainly about making your home more comfortable. So if your home has air flow issues and you have the money to spend, and you want a more comfortable home then I would certainly recommend Aeroseal Tech.
- Company Response
Thank you for your well explained review, however the price and work scope was provided to you upon booking, without any pressure. We deliver and over deliver promised results without any financial surprises. It's unfortunate that you've decided to deduct a star for something you were well aware off upon hiring us.
Aeroseal Tech Team.