Sheet Metal Fabrication for Duct-work of HVAC Systems in East Tennessee
When you look at your duct-work, you may not think about all the work that goes into building them correctly.
It starts with having the knowledge to coordinate the exact measurements needed for the highest performance of your heating & air system.
Then you must posses the art and skill needed to bend and create custom sheet metal that meets your specific situation. It truly is an art in itself and requires special training to make sure the ducts are solid and will carry the HVAC air through a system with no leaks.
KINDS OF AIR DUCTS
Ducts are used to provide a passage for ventilation, heating and air conditioning. When properly installed they assure quality air is delivered to the interior of any home or building. Having good, solid ducts is essential if a quality airflow is to be maintained. They must be able to supply the proper cfm "cubic feet per minute", return and supply.
Galvanized mild steel is most traditionally used in building ducts. It has a zinc coating which prevents the duct from rusting. Fabricating shop ducts can be made in various shapes to suit special situations.
These ducts are, as a rule, fabricated with duct wrap to make them quieter and eliminate the loss of hot or cold air that would occur without insulation. Some duct-work manufactured today has rigid insulation panels that do not need further lining and can be instantly fashioned and installed. This protection against air loss provides a cost-effective operation with lower utility bills.
MEETING THE ENERGY STAR® STANDARD
With the high cost of electricity, naturally everyone is looking for a way to cut down their energy costs. Having good insulated duct-work that meets Energy Star® standards is a good step in that direction.
A good sheet metal fabricator is well aware of this standard and devotes all efforts to correctly insulate against the possibility of air loss or seam leaks. This assures energy savings as well as cost savings.
A good sheet metal fabricator understands that the customer wants it to look as good as it performs and takes pride in the application on all installs. See examples of our work below.
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