Today’s heating and air conditioning systems are more efficient than ever before. However, the ductwork can be the source of losses in conditioned air, resulting in reduced energy efficiency and higher costs of energy. Insulated ductwork will ensure the delivery of conditioned air without the temperature losses which may occur in un-insulated ducts.
Minuteman Heating & Air specializes in the installation and repair of insulated ductwork systems. Designed for ductwork, the insulation provides the best possible adaptation to conform to ductwork for the best insulating properties possible.
Ductwork can lose conditioned air in the following ways:
- Heat Conduction: The US Department of Energy estimates that 10% – 30% of energy used to create heat and cool air is lost through the process of conduction in the duct surfaces. Warm air traveling through the ducts loses heat by contact with the duct surface. By the same process, cool air traveling through the duct is warmed by the duct surface.
- Radiation: The energy from heat radiates outward, warming the duct surface and continuing out into the surrounding space.
- Cracks: After conduction and radiation, cracks along un-insulated ducts are an additional cause in energy loss, with an estimated 30% of energy escaping the HVAC system through cracks and unsealed joints.
Insulated ductwork provides a cost effective means of minimizing the loss of conditioned air. Minuteman Heating & Air’s experienced technicians will provide the professional insulation of ductwork for the greatest energy efficiency possible.