When companies undertake commercial construction and renovation, the checklist of considerations is daunting.
From contractor selection to building codes, from security systems to fire regulations, the list of things needing immediate attention often makes it easy to overlook some of the basics that are critical to both comfort and affordable energy costs.
Proper ductwork design is one of these.
Hot and cold spots, poor air quality, drafts, and even mold – these are the consequences of bad duct design and poor airflow. Comfort and energy efficiency are not to be taken for granted; they require expertise in HVAC ductwork design.
That’s our specialty at The Cincinnatus Group. We not only provide ductwork to specification, we are experts at system design, shop and coordination drawings, and advanced building information management.
When it comes to ductwork, one size does not fit all. One of the first considerations of duct design is the type and model of air conditioning units in use. Different rooms will have varying load, and rule of thumb calculations are rarely optimal.
The most common sizing problem is to make ductwork too small, creating a situation where the HVAC system cannot deliver adequate heating and cooling, regardless of the core system’s efficiency.
Is your contractor using the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Manual D Spreadsheet to determine duct size? Has your contractor or duct supplier used modern building information management (BIM) software to plot duct runs and fittings?
Bad duct sealing goes hand-in-hand with improper sizing to cause the most problems.
Air leaks waste, on average, as much as 20% of your conditioned air, putting it into wall spaces where it does little good. New, high efficiency systems are affected by air loss the most, as they are built to run at lower capacity and the air they condition has a greater chance of being lost through badly sealed ducts.
Want to learn more? Give us a call at 878-295-8009,. Our duct design experts are ready to deliver the highest quality rectangular duct, spiral, double wall, PCD duct, and more.
It’s not always a question of poor planning and sloppy execution. Traditional methods of duct design are simply inadequate compared to the efficiencies possible with modern, 21st century software and experienced building information management.
Today, it’s possible to plan out an entire HVAC system in 3D detail, minimizing duct fittings and preventing conflicts with other disciplines, including plumbing and electrical runs. Badly placed elbows, too few returns, sharp bends, and unnecessary fittings are a thing of the past.
At TCG Duct, we have the experience and proven methods to plan for the fewest fittings and to position elbows and duct runs for the greatest efficiency, and ultimately for the highest comfort.
Not surprisingly, efficiency and comfort are good for your budget too. Minimizing fittings and prefect sizing for duct runs means you save on both production and installation costs. Assuring that all fittings are placed properly in software means airflow can be optimized, making the most of today’s high efficiency systems.
Taking shortcuts in duct design doesn’t save money. What may seem like a quick solution during installation often contributes to a shorter life for your air conditioner, to air pressure differences that cause distracting noises or even slammed doors.
Even high-efficiency air conditioning needs to work harder, longer, and costs more due to badly designed delivery systems.
Mildew, mold, and allergens add to health costs that are difficult to measure.
Problems like these are why project managers, contractors, and architects turn to TCG Duct. Our designers work hand-in-glove with our duct fabricators, making sure that every order is designed to provide for the comfort, health, and energy efficiency of the building in which it will be installed.
Add the facts that our duct products are affordable and delivered on time, and you can see why The Cincinnatus Group has become a sought-after source of high quality duct and duct related services.
Would you like to learn more? Call The Cincinnatus Group at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today.
At TCG Duct, we can provide all or part of your HVAC fabrication needs. Your project is priced from a Material List or via a take off from prints you provide. Our team of engineers, fabricators and technicians are trained on the latest equipment and methods that enable us to meet your exacting standards.
Let TCG Duct be your partner in the HVAC Industry as an experienced, high-quality manufacturer of HVAC duct of all types. Our goal is to partner with our customers in ways that make the entire workflow from order to installation a seamless exercise in time and cost savings.
As your partner, The Cincinnatus Group helps your organization stand out in its marketplace, win more bids, save substantial costs, and build the knowledge and skills your team needs to continually meet new challenges effectively and profitably.
Our strong work ethic, accountability, and pursuit of excellence sets us apart from other contracted sales and marketing services, and our unique expertise and proprietary ductwork systems make us unique amongst our competitors.
At The Cincinnatus Group, our fabrication partners gain access to our unique experience and expertise in contracted sales and marketing.
Our assets help you navigate the ever-changing markets of the 21st century.
To learn more about our Contracted Sales services or other services we provide: Contracted Estimating and Take Offs, CAD/BIM/Coordination Drawings, and Project Management Assistance, please call The Cincinnatus Group at 878-295-8009, or visit our Contact Us page today. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help grow your business.