Commercial Ductwork Insulation
Ductwork insulation ensures that temperature of the air moving through the system will not fluctuate and won’t escape from the ductwork. This is crucial for a business as leaking air results in unnecessary energy loss, thus higher utility bills because of wasted energy. Without adequate ductwork insulation, you could be losing around 10 to 30% of the energy used to cool or heat your commercial building. Today we would like to share with you the importance of commercial ductwork insulation.
Lowered Utility Bills
If your air ducts have leaks or are not properly insulated, the air that circulates throughout the system can gain heat. This means that during very hot days you’re A/C would have to work harder to cool the air which requires more energy. As a result, you will be paying more for cooling down your rooms. Proper insulation of your air ducts will automatically avoid this raise on utility bills.
Create a More Comfortable Building
Often ductwork rattles around and makes odd popping sounds, even when it is tuned-up. Insulation works as a muffler for these noises which contributes to having a more comfortable workspace.
Over time, the fluctuations in temperature along ducts will cause the development of condensation, which in turn wreak havocs the duct and generates leaks. Insulation is the master stopper of condensation. Shielding your ducts with the insulation materials also prevents mold that likes to grow in damp areas.
Increase Duct System Efficiency
Inefficient duct installation and design flaws cause this tube network to lose 15,000 Btus (in an equipment that should deliver 60,000 BTUs) of heat as the air travels through the supply and return duct system. In other words, 25% of the heated air is lost through leakage. This means that duct system is only 75% efficient at its best.
In sum, the insulation of the ductwork of your HVAC system not only generates a comfier work environment while saving money, but it also makes the HVAC system more efficient.
Should you need help to enhance the efficiency of HVAC system, call the experts from Conditioned Air at 303-688-2460. You can also drop us an email here to get professional advice in Colorado.