Why getting your ductwork right matters

21 May 2020
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


Sheetmetal is one of the most widely used materials in industrial processes today. It has found a place in lives around the world after being formed into products as diverse as car parts, medical equipment and HVAC ducting. HVAC ducting can be used in any type of property, but it is often in large industrial units where the most ducting is seen. When choosing a company for HVAC ducting, you must think about whether conventional ducting or a sheet metal HVAC fabrication would be the right choice. When making your choice, it is important to bear in mind how you want the ducting to be used.

How to plan your HVAC ducting

In an ideal situation, you could plan for your HVAC ductwork to cover the shortest possible route between where your HVAC unit is located and where you need the air to be taken. While the shortest route may be the most efficient, it isn't always possible to take that route. Often, there may be physical obstructions in the proposed path of the ducting which force you to incorporate a detour and extend the path of the ducting. Sometimes there may not be a physical obstruction, but there might be aesthetic reasons that you don't want the ducting to pass through a particular area. In these circumstances, longer piping is needed to facilitate the passage of the HVAC system to its destination. To maintain the efficiency of the HVAC system, it is essential that these deviations from the best route are kept to a minimum and the shortest possible route is used.

How sheet metal HVAC fabrication improves your ductwork

The more deviations from the ideal route you need to incorporate into your ductwork, the harder the HVAC system will need to work to keep your rooms at the desired temperature. Sheet metal HVAC fabrication can help to keep these troublesome detours to a minimum by permitting the HVAC line to be bent into whatever the desired shape may be. You could use a custom sheet metal HVAC structure to easily negotiate tight corners or cramped areas where you could struggle to fit conventional ductwork. Fitting ductwork which can be customised in this way not only allows you to place the ductwork where you want it but will ultimately, save you money and prolong the working life of your HVAC system because it will not need to work so hard to maintain the temperature of your building.