In the normal course of operation, HVAC ductwork can be noisy. Loud cracks and booms can be distracting and discomforting in the workplace or in the home. HVAC ducting insulation has acoustical properties that help absorb these noises and minimize sound transfer.
HVAC insulation also has thermal properties, which improve the overall temperature control of the system, reduce energy loss, and help the system operate more efficiently — meaning an overall reduction in utility costs.
When uninsulated equipment runs at below-ambient temperatures, condensation can form. Proper insulation — along with a vapor retarder — is a crucial part of a complete condensation control system, which will minimize condensation build-up.
Which type of HVAC insulation is right for your project? Here are the different types of HVAC insulation and their uses:
Duct Liner: delivers thermal and acoustic performance when used to line sheet metal ducts.
Duct Board: delivers acoustic and thermal control, and is fabricated into the duct itself.
Duct Wrap: delivers thermal performance to increase efficiency when installed on the exterior of sheet metal ductwork, and can help control condensation with the inclusion of FSK facing.