How To Insulate HVAC Ducts in 3 Easy Steps

Published on: Nov 25 2013 by Austin Dopp

R-8 Duct Insulation increases efficiency when ducts are in attics and crawlspaces.

Stop wasting money with un-insulated HVAC ducts in unfinished areas of your home. Many homes have duct work in places such as attics, basements, or crawlspaces. Extreme temperatures decrease the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and will drastically shorten the life of your furnace/air conditioner. There is a simple solution that will decrease your impact on the environment and save you money!

 

EcoFoil duct insulation is a high performance product that gives you an unprecedented R-8 of protection against thermal transfer.  Unlike any other product on the market, the secret to this is the patented design that incorporates two air spaces that create an effective thermal break.  This is not your standard double bubble insulation, it is designed specifically for duct insulation.

 

Step 1.
The first step in this process is to wrap the duct with the provided spacers at an interval of 2 feet. This creates the first air space. With an R value of 5.5 per inch, air is a surprisingly efficient insulator and is essential to the performance of any reflective insulation.

 

Duct Insulation with R-8Step 2.
The next step to insulate heating ducts is to wrap the duct with the insulation. EcoFoil HVAC duct wrap has a unique construction that consists of two layers of single bubble foil/foil insulation separated by bubbles, thus creating a second air gap.

 

Step 3.
The last step is simple, but probably the most important step to install duct wrap insulation. It is very important that you tape the seams with reflective foil tape. This creates a sealed air space that encapsulates the duct to prevent three modes of heat transfer: conductive, convective, and radiant.

 

EcoFoil duct insulation has a Class 1/Class A fire rating (ASTM E84-09). Unlike fiberglass insulation, hvac insulation made from reflective insulation is not affected by moisture R-8 Duct Insulationand will not promote the growth of mold or mildew (ASTM C1338-08). All related ratings are clearly printed on a full length code certification strip, which allows home inspectors to easily identify product specifications.  Be sure that this strip is facing out during the installation process.

This makes EcoFoil perfect for commercial and industrial installations.

 

Now that you know how to wrap ducts with insulation your home will be more comfortable and efficient. Visit www.ecofoil.com or call 888-349-3645 to order your duct wrap insulation.

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