3 reasons why architects choose fabric-based air distribution
When designing the overall architecture of buildings, it is impossible not to think about air diffusion systems. They are simply unavoidable in architectural work and many architects simply turn a blind eye to horrible-looking ceiling elements. With the advent of industrial architecture, ducts are often part of the design, but there are now solutions that do not require a cold industrial environment. All that is needed is the right choice of the distribution system itself.
Fabric-based air distribution solutions are life savers for architects. Function and aesthetics combine to create the perfect indoor environment with a stylish look that matches the building’s architecture. And there are some features that make this choice for an HVAC system perfect.
A great choice for overall aesthetics
Fabric ducts are perfect in terms of aesthetics. Due to their natural properties, fabrics can be chosen in a color that matches the overall look of the room. Likewise, it is even possible to print the desired logos, textures, or visuals, anything is possible if the desire is there. And above all, aesthetics need not sacrifice the efficiency of the air diffusion system.
On the contrary, with fabric ducts you can achieve much better results in air dispersion, ensuring perfect indoor air quality, avoiding draughts, and helping to protect people from colds and diseases. Such solutions not only make the architect’s job easier but also, in the final result, completely satisfy the client.
Finally, fabric ducts are extremely lightweight and do not put extra weight on the building structure, so they can be installed even in the most challenging projects, such as buildings with glass ceilings.
Cutting on costs
Fabric-based air distribution solutions also contribute to resource and energy savings. Undoubtedly, this is a very important consideration for clients, and architects often have to wonder how to reduce the cost of a project without compromising its quality. And fabric ducts can be just the solution.
In addition to logistics, maintenance, and installation costs, fabric-based HVAC solutions can also save money in the long run by reducing energy depletion, as the ducts distribute the indoor air flawlessly, using up to 40% less energy. It is with this solution that energy-saving initiatives can be contributed to, at least not directly.
Technologically impeccable systems
Systems for fabric-based air dispersion provide unmatched technological performance. Taking into account all pertinent space dimensions and requirements, it produces a consistent air distribution with perfect mixing. No matter if the application is isothermal, heating, cooling, or a combination of all three, the endless design options assure a system that precisely complements the layout of any structure.
Condensation ceases to be an issue when adopting fabric-based dispersion methods. Due to the fabric’s inherent qualities, the ducts do not perspire, which prevents rusting, condensation drippings, or bacteria growth. For the majority of facilities, the ducts must be made of fireproof materials.
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