Ducts in a Conditioned Space: To Insulate or Not?

It is a common belief among HVAC contractors that uninsulated ducts in a conditioned space do not contribute to a loss in energy. However, there are several problems that may arise such as:

  • Duct Condensation
  • Hot and cold rooms
  • Uneven temperatures
  • Excessive run time of multistage and variable capacity equipment
  • Unexpected Btu Loss through ducts

This article from ACHR explains how these problems can arise, how to identify them, and why insulation can be a viable solution to ensuring system performance when controlling temperature loss. Read now.