The Benefits of Oval Ducts

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 28th, 2018. Posted in Commercial oval ductwork, Sheet metal companies in maryland, Spiramir fittings

When designing a duct system there are many factors to consider. You have to consider performance, acoustics and overall installation to make sure the system can work most effectively. In this article we will look at why oval and circular ducts make for a better choice when installing a new duct system.

The Benefits of Oval Ducts

While there are many benefits of oval ducts when compared to rectangular ductwork, these are a few of the largest worth mentioning.

  • Around 20 to 30 percent of air that is moved through vents is lost in standard homes due to leaks and poorly connected ducts. Leakage is a huge issue that is most commonly found in rectangular duct systems. This can lead to energy loss and higher energy bills, along with an inefficiency in the system. However, one of the benefits of oval ducts is that they seal together in such a way that they prevent air from escaping. In the connection points of rectangular ducts, up to 3 inches of extra space needs to be