Although walls and ceilings typically get the most attention when it comes to insulation, other parts of the building should not be overlooked. This includes windows, doors and pipes and ducts in heating/ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Walls lose the most heat (accounting for 30% to 40%) with the the roof second (25%), and the windows and doors next (20%). Even though ducts have minimal heat loss (around 5-10%), they should still be insulated in order to perform properly.
Insulated ducts ensure that the air traveling through the duct work will stay at the desired temperature and that the air won’t leak out. Doing so also prevents condensation and dripping from ducts, which can ruin ceilings and inventory over time.
When air leaks out, the HVAC systems, which provide thermal comfort and acceptable air quality, will have to work harder to deliver the indoor air required. Consequently, there will be unnecessary costs (shorter lifespans or constant repair), in addition to the energy being wasted.
Spray foam is a great way to insulate air ducts; it is a quick application, with the highest R-value on the market, guaranteeing savings in both energy and monetary costs. Foam-Tec specializes in the application of spray foam insulation for walls, ceilings, windows, doors and air conditioning ducts/units. Give us a call today to schedule a free estimate! 502.633.5499.