The duct system is designed to provide rooms with conditioned air, that is, heated or cooled by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Despite the widespread use of these ducts in Florida, they are controversial in the HVAC industry. Many technicians and contractors don't touch them with a three-meter pole. However, flexible ducts are a staple in both homes and commercial buildings in the state.
As the name implies, these ducts are not rigid like the other types. They are made with a steel spring coil covered in thick plastic. Being flexible, this duct is a great option for fitting into tight spaces. Flexible ducts are also more affordable and easier to install than rigid ducts.
It is essential to avoid punctures, kinks or sags during installation, as these can affect the performance of the air conditioning system. The downside of this type of duct material is that, since they are relatively easy to install, anyone can think they can do the job. This can lead to an inferior installation and a greater chance of air leaks, which can cause damage or reduce efficiency over time. Choosing the right ductwork for your home depends on the materials, the overall design, your heat retention or noise reduction needs, and your budget.
It's also important to choose a contractor who has experience installing different types of ducts. This will ensure that your home's air conditioning system operates efficiently and safely for years to come. If you find that your ducts need to be replaced or repaired, it's important that you hire a professional HVAC technician who is trained in proper duct installation.