Ducting Explored - Common insulation materials for air ducts

Over the last four releases, we explored why air ducts are insulated: to provide condensation control, drive energy efficiency and provide acoustic comfort. Let's have a quick review of the different materials available in the market for insulating air ducts. 


What are some commonly used materials?

Ducts are typically formed by folding sheet metal into the required shape. The most common shapes are round, rectangular, and oval ducts. Hence, it's desirable to use flexible insulation materials - such as elastomeric foams and mineral wool - for easy installation.


How do they compare?

Here's a quick look.

Comparing mineral wool and flexible elastomeric foam for air ducts

We know that the right insulation material can make a difference in creating a more comfortable indoor environment. If you would like to find out more, chat with our friendly technical experts - we are here to help you, giving you more time for everything else. 


Explore all our entries in our 5-part series

Ducting Explored - 3 key considerations for insulating air ducts

How do we stay comfortable indoors? As a start, we can consider insulating our air ducts to keep us healthy while consuming less energy. Read on for the 3 key considerations when insulating air ducts. 


Ducting Explored - Condensation Control for Air Ducts

Condensation can have an impact on the health and safety of a person spending long hours indoors. To understand why it should be an important consideration in insulating air ducts, read more about it here


Ducting Explored - Driving Energy Efficiency for Air Ducts

Did you know that air ducts are also insulated to drive energy efficiency? Part 3 will look at how a ventilation system becomes energy efficient when air ducts are insulated. Read more about it here

Ducting Explored - Acoustic Comfort

Is it too noisy in your building? Consider insulating your air ducts to absorb these noises to stay comfortable indoors for longer periods. Read more about acoustic comfort here

Ducting Explored - Common Insulation Materials for Air Ducts

Have you thought about which material to use to insulate your air ducts? We made a quick overview of two commonly used materials to make it easier for you to make an informed decision.

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