When choosing HVAC ductwork, you can go for either spiral or rectangular ducts. The rectangular ducts are more traditional or conventional. If you are looking for something new that will enhance the performance and experience with your HVAC unit, you should consider spiral ductwork because of the following reasons.
Using spiral ducts will save on the energy used. Leakage of air at the duct joints can impair the efficiency of your HVAC system and lead to loss of energy. Spiral ducts are self-sealing and can minimise the leakage of air because of its structure, which eliminates the loss of air at the duct joints. Airtight ducts will then reduce your costs of heating and cooling. In addition, with spiral ducts, air can be distributed more evenly to allow for a smoother flow of air, which in turn enhances the efficiency of your system.
Saves on Space
With rectangular ductwork, builders or contractors would have to leave some extra space for the connectors on these joints. Spiral ducts may not require the reinforcements of the joints. This means that spiral ducts can save on space that you can put to better use.
Reduced Noise Levels
Spiral ductwork can help reduce the level of noise. These two features can improve the quality of life and experience with your HVAC system. The design of rectangular ducts means that air will have to flow around turning vanes, sharp edges, and dampers. The obstruction to the flow of air around these features can contribute to a noisy turbulence. This will prevent excessive levels of noise, including those from your air conditioning unit. Spiral ducts do not have sharp angles, which allows the air pressure to create less reverberation.
Reduced Chances of Catching a Cold
Spiral ducts can also reduce your chances of catching a cold. This is because this type of ductwork ensures that there is no leakage of air, which means that you can be assured that clean air will be flowing through your HVAC system.
Simple Installation and Maintenance
Since there is less leakage of air, continued cleaning or maintenance of your ductwork is less necessary with spiral ducts. In addition, installation of spiral ductwork can be both cost effective and easy. This type of ductwork has fewer parts compared to rectangular ducts, transportation, storage, and installation of spiral ducts can be less complex and can help you save on labour costs.
For more information, contact Trans Vent Spiral Tubing or a similar company.