Insulated duct may be a little pricey, but it will allow for conditioned air to pass through your system more efficiently. Within an HVAC system, the ducting transports controlled air throughout the house. You can most commonly find insulated duct in diameters of 6 inches to 18 inches, but larger diameters can also be found.
This type of duct is most commonly made of a coiled metal (usually aluminum) wire wrapped in plastic to create a tube or hose appearance. This allows you to shape or flex the pipe in the shape and direction that is needed. The insulation is then wrapped around the pipe in different R-values (Unit Thermal Resistance). The number of sizes and shapes of HVAC pipe options almost seems endless.
Standard flexible duct is found elsewhere.
The insulation provides many benefits and some of which are listed below:
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When to Use Insulated Duct