Fabric Air Duct have many advantages and benefits, many of which are green.
Simplified Design/Uniform Air Dispersion: This means less ductwork! Our Fabric Air Duct may be designed with fittings similar to metal ductwork, including many standard zippered fittings and unlimited customization to match any application requirements.
Cost Savings/Minimal Labor Hours: The cost of Fabric Air Duct is 20 to 80% less than metal. The cost savings of Fabric Air Duct are even more dramatic when compared to insulated/double-wall spiral metal duct or premium materials. There is also considerable savings in the labor time required to install Fabric Air Duct versus a comparable metal system. It may require 10 times more labor (man hours) to install metal and the savings increase with diameter.
Lightweight/Easy to Ship: The weight of a Fabric Air Duct can be significantly less than a comparable metal system. Designing with Fabric Air Duct means lighter roof loads, ease of handling, and reduced need for power lifting equipment. Fabric Air Duct can be packaged and shipped to your location from any of our manufacturing facilities. Smaller and lighter packages reduce transportation costs and damage.
Quiet: With a properly designed Fabric Air Duct, air is delivered quietly and without the resonating properties found in metal. Additionally, fabrics provide noise absorption benefits in the occupied space.
Air Porous: Air passing through the fabric may eliminate the risk of condensation and deflect airborne dust from accumulating on Fabric Air Duct surfaces.
Hygienic: Some of our fabrics feature an active antimicrobial agent that inhibits bacteria growth.
Easy to Maintain/Clean: Cleaning metal ductwork can be expensive—these costs are often overlooked. A dirty duct (interior) can be a leading contributor to sick building syndrome and human health problems. When it comes time to clean your Fabric Air Duct, it can be easily removed and laundered. The cleaning process can involve either vacuum cleaning and/or hand or machine washing depending on the fabric.
Ease of Use: Lightweight, simple, and easy installation/removal.
Forgiving: Fabrics will not dent or scratch like metal ductwork.
Colorful/Personalization: The fabrics are available in a variety of standard colors and patterns, including custom colors to match any interior decor.
GREEN Advantages: In addition to having recycled options for some of fabrics, other Green advantages include:
Uniform air dispersion which results in more effective air distribution
Less packaging, minimal jobsite waste;
Reduced material use, less energy to ship, less labor and resources required to install;
Lower equipment costs, reduced installation costs, structural savings (lightweight);
Increased efficiency of air delivery, reduced maintenance costs, no painting;
Better airflow increases comfort, more aesthetically pleasing;
Quiet air delivery and uniform air dispersion, better ventilation effectiveness;
Cleaner distribution systems, launderable, no mold, no condensation, uniform environment.