Have you been stuck indoors because of the COVID-19 situation? Even before this pandemic, research shows that urban dwellers spend about 90% of our time indoors. This holds even more true with the current situation where we're staying at home more to do our part to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.
To circulate the air and provide a more comfortable indoor environment, typical buildings rely on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems that operate continuously, resulting in high energy usage and sometimes noisy environments. We highly recommend air ducts to be insulated for:
(1) Improved energy-efficiency, and
(2) Overall noise reduction
In this five-part series, we explore why insulated ducts help to create a more comfortable environment indoors. We'll also share the existing solutions available in the market so that you can make an informed decision in your next project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.