For a long time now, ducting systems have been made from various metals, mainly stainless steel that has been fabricated into shape and installed as part of a heating, cooling, or ventilation system. Recently, though, textile ducts have become more popular and are slowly but surely becoming the go-to solution when needed to transfer air from one place to another, here’s why;
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What are textile ducts?
Essentially, textile ducts are similar to conventional ducts when it comes to their primary purpose; To allow the flow of cold, or hot air to circulate from one area of a property to another, the difference here is, how they do it. They are actually more efficient at what they do when part of the fabric duct systems, so you should receive a saving when it comes to your energy bills and, you won’t be stamping as much of a carbon footprint into the ground, or air.
Textile ducts can eradicate unwanted draughts and no flow areas referred to as ‘dead zones’ by circulating the airflow throughout a property consistently and evenly. Textile ducts are also non made from non-corrosive, durable yet permeable materials which can’t be said for all traditional styles of ducts, they are also fire resistant so they will meet and beat most current building regulation requirements. Because they make use of permeable, non-organic polyester materials, they eliminate the collection of condensation and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria which is quite common when compared with metal ducting systems.
They are also very lightweight so won’t need super strong fixings that may put unwanted stress on your ceilings, it also means that they are easier and quicker to install. On the flip side, and, something that doesn’t get thought about much, but they are also a lot easier to take down or move if needed. Because they are man-made, you have the benefit of being able to choose colour, shape and size to fit your property perfectly.
An overview – The benefits
- Substantial energy savings
- Consistent heating, cooling, and ventilation with no drafts or dead zones
- Weight savings of 70-80% as compared to galvanised steel and long-lasting, future-proof materials
- Stress reduction in load-bearing structures and supports, faster installation, shorter build durations, and lower overheads
- Personalised colours, forms, sizes, and airflow models
- Noise reduction, non-corrosive and fire retardant
- A healthy, sanitary indoor environment, mould-free, drip-free, and condensation-free
- A happier, more productive workforce
Improved health and hygiene explained
A textile duct’s whole surface area works as one big diffuser, achieving a high level of air exchange rate without generating draughts or dead zones. This guarantees an equally ventilated interior atmosphere while removing the need for centralized air vents, which can get polluted with dangerous bacteria, germs, and mould. Textile ducts, on the other hand, are made of permeable materials and are condensation-free, avoiding the growth of potentially dangerous germs. Furthermore, textile ducts are extremely simple to remove, clean, and reinstall, allowing for frequent washing cycles and fostering a more sanitary workplace.