Likewise, the air ducts can also extract stale air from a room or introduce new air from the outside in order to regulate the temperature and clean the air in a closed space.
It is important to note that air ducts are the elements of an air conditioning or air conditioning installation, through which we distribute the treated air between the air conditioning device and the conditioned spaces.
To achieve their objective, the air ducts must be dimensioned within the available space in order to adequately control speed, noise level, pressure drops, as well as heat losses or gains, in addition to avoiding leaks.
The most widely used flexible air ducts in HVAC are made of two sheets of PVC or aluminum, with an intermediate insulation and a spiral steel wire armor to keep the part circular.
They are used as connecting sections from the main conduit to the terminals or outlets, with a maximum length that is recommended not to exceed 39.3 inches due to the possible loss of load or noise production.
These are air ducts made of different materials that adapt to any installation. They require external insulation to avoid temperature loss, isolate noise and protect the duct.
They are rigid panels that make use of agglomerated glass wool. They are covered by an external aluminum layer that acts as vapor protection and makes the duct hermetic.
Duct distribution systems are classified according to two parameters:
They are classified according to the type of fan that fits in the system:
Depending on their function, the ducts receive the same name as the air they carry.
Keep in mind that air ducts are the best option whenever we have to acclimatize more than one room. This is due to several reasons:
The first thing that comes to mind is the financial savings of not having to buy more than one air conditioner and the fact that the ducts do not have an expiration date.
In addition, not only money is saved, but the time and space that the installation of more than one device would suppose us.
No less important is the energy saving, since the greater energy efficiency derives from the fact of working with a single large capacity air conditioning unit instead of several lower power appliances.
This allows us to ‘zoning’ or the ability to regulate the temperature and air flow in each space, in addition to representing great savings at an economic level.
Usually, we place the air conditioners outside and move the air through them from one room to another, through ducts that are placed in false ceilings, in this way, the air will reach the different rooms through a grid that reduces noise and controls airflow.
As you can see, air ducts are an excellent option for air conditioning distribution.
Always remember to perform air conditioning duct installations and leave air conditioning maintenance to refrigeration specialists. Contact us, our technicians will be happy to help you.