|Type:||19-story ultra-luxury condominium, 27 units|
|Goal:||Meet air handling specifications.|
|Before Aeroseal:||300+ CFM of leakage.|
|After Aeroseal:||6.5CFM of duct leakage.|
|Results:||Reduced leakage by 90%.|
The MuseumHouse is a centerpiece of luxury living located on Toronto’s prestigious Bloor Street West. At $2 million to $12 million apiece, each condo apartment offers residents a stunning panoramic view of the city, a private elevator, a grand terrace, and sparkling glass walls. Until recently, it also came with excessively leaky ductwork. In order to pass its performance audit and meet air handling specifications, owners of this newly constructed high rise had a choice: either tear down the interior drywalls and manually seal each of the building’s 25 individual duct systems, or use Aeroseal. Aeroseal was used to quickly seal the leaks and get the HVAC system working to specification. No costly renovation required.
Aeroseal works from the inside of the ductwork to seal leaks. The furniture, artwork and other valuables in the occupied apartments were first covered in plastic and filtration fans were used to catch any errant sealant particles, minimizing cleanup requirements. Then the Aeroseal sealant was sprayed throughout the inside of the ductwork. Average time required to seal an apartment from beginning to end – including cleanup: one day. Average results: 90% of leakage eliminated, reduced air loss from 300 CFM (cubic feet per minute) to 6.5 CFM. Armed with Aeroseal expertise, the HVAC contractors have become an increasingly popular group as word of their unique capabilities spreads.