Sheet Metal Pipework: 3 Critical Tips for Designing Your HVAC Ducting

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Proper ducting design is essential for the optimal performance of an HVAC system. If the ducting design has flaws, your sheet metal piping will not be able to facilitate ideal heating and cooling in your building. In general, the inefficient installation of the piping will cause problems such as uneven cooling and eating and unusual drafts. Also, your interior space might feel a little stuffy. Additionally, your HVAC appliance might be under unusual strain due to inefficient pipework. Here are essential tips to consider for the ideal performance of your sheet metal ducting.

1. Choose Suitable Piping

When designing your ducting, you should acquire the best sheet metal piping for HVAC applications. If you do not purchase and install the best ducts, you will not achieve optimal efficiency. Under ideal circumstances, you should fabricate the custom piping for your unique needs. If you choose this option, you will ensure that the ducting is built to match your exact requirements. You can determine the right sizing, length and shape of the ducts instead of improvising with stock alternatives.

2. Avoid Lengthy Runs

You should think about the most efficient plan for installing your ducting. In simple terms, it is important to determine how you would like to have the piping installed around your building. Planning on time will help you avoid confusion during the installation stage. Moreover, the placement process will be completed faster. When creating your design, you should ensure that the runs are short and efficient. Ideally, your runs should be installed across the shortest distance possible. Long runs are unreliable because the distance will mean that the cooled or heated air will gain or lose temperature during its conveyance.

3. Manage the Corners

It is essential to manage the presence of bends in your sheet metal ducting design. The bends can have a significant impact on the performance and efficiency of your HVAC setup. Therefore, you should review your design before commissioning purchase and installation of the ducting. In general, it is advisable to keep the bends at a minimum. Bends prevent the smooth flow of air through the piping. As a result, less air will reach its destination if there are numerous corners in your ducting lines. You should also be careful not to allow for the placement of sharp corners. Smoothly curved bends will have a lower effect on the flow of air.

Finally, you must remember to plan for the insulation of the ducting during the design phase. Uninsulated HVAC piping will compromise space heating and cooling efficiency. Contact your local pipework installation service today to learn more. 


26 March 2019

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