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Heat Ducting

Vital to the Efficient Design of Enclosed Spaces!

Heat ducting is essential to the efficient design of all kinds of enclosed environments, from living and working quarters to underneath the hood of an automobile. In recent years, the efficiency of indoor ducting has gone up from as low as 67% up to 97% efficiency due to the increased understanding of construction materials and installation practices. With the proper installation of flexible heat ducting, it is possible to spread proper amounts of heating without any waste that can significantly drive up utility bills. Since these heater hose products are often out of sight, and therefore out of mind, many do not realize how often these products are used, or of the variety of different hose types that are available to meet the needs of various different applications.

Leaks within a ducting system are one of the main causes of significantly increased utility bills. Because heat ducting is often installed in attic spaces or underneath flooring, many are often oblivious to the fact that it could be leaks leading to these costly increases. Fortunately, with the improvement in the development of flexible heat ducting, the likelihood of leaks occurring in a heater hose has significantly decreased. The flexibility of this ducting material gives the product the ability to be bent and twisted around obstacles without leaks occurring on the exterior of the hose. The flexibility of these products leads to many benefits such as ease of installation, convenient placement, and the need to use less ducting accessories, which can result in lower costs during installation.

When less flexible options were frequently utilized, it was necessary to often take a long route to work around materials that presented obstructions in the ducting route. Flexible ducting materials allow the installer to easily maneuver the hose through and around objects to take the most direct path and minimize the amount of material used in the ducting and maximize the efficiency of airflow through the ducting system. In addition to utilizing the most direct routes, flexible ducting can more easily access those hard to reach places that less mobile options would have extreme difficulty in reaching.

Heat ducting is extremely common in households, commercial, and industrial buildings but it is also used in many other enclosed locations. The market’s demand for flexible heat ducting is extremely large and increasingly expanding, especially in automotive applications. Automobiles require the heater hose products for their air conditioning units to supply heat into the interior of the automobile and to transfer air and fumes in several of the engine’s processes. The flexible nature of these hoses makes them ideal for maneuvering through the extremely tight and limited area of the engine space in automobiles. Not only are these tools used for the air conditioning systems in automobiles, but with the increased quality of the hose has come additional uses for the ducting. Due to the fact that these products are capable of withstanding high temperatures, the hoses are often used to extract heat in situations like automobile exhaust systems.

The high temperature resistance of these hoses provides great versatility in many industrial applications. It is not uncommon to see the use of a heater hose in welding applications. Welding is an extremely high-temperature application that produces high amounts of fumes. One of the hazards that result from welding is the hazardous high-temperature chemicals created by the welded metals. To prevent these chemicals from creating health issues with workers, heat ducting is used to transfer the materials directly from the fumes’ point of creation so the chemicals can be immediately distributed to an ambient air source. These products’ chemical resistant abilities make heater hose products useful tools in other applications such as pollution control, aircraft exhaust systems, and other applications involving high-temperature fumes.

Heater hose products are made of many different construction materials to make them useful in various desired applications. For example, while one ducting product may be excellent at providing a steady flow of hot air into a residential home, it may be damaged when transferring fumes from a welding application. Because of variables like these, we keep a wide range of different heat ducting products to meet the diverse demands of different applications.

Silicone hose products offer a great range of positive properties beneficial to many applications. Silicone heat ducting offers moderate temperature resistance, capable of maintaining stability with temperatures as low as -65 degrees Fahrenheit and highs up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Silicone based ducting has become extremely popular in the construction industry due to its excellent resistance to oxygen, ozone and ultraviolet light. The silicone materials also provide the hosing with the ability to repel water off the exterior of the ducting. These characteristics are highly desirable in the construction industry because it allows the flexible heat ducting to be extremely resilient to the effects of outdoor weathering. Silicone is also well known for its high gas permeability, making it an ideal choice for transferring gaseous fumes.

Another material available in our inventory of heat ducting products is Neoprene. Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that is produced through the polymerization of chloroprene. Neoprene is a durable material that is widely used in a large variety of fields like aquatics, sports, gardening, and construction. Neoprene offers excellent elasticity and chemical stability. Because of its resistance to corrosive materials, Neoprene ducting is often used in applications requiring the transportation of high-temperature corrosive materials.

Our aluminum ducting is the most heat-resistant heater hose product that we have available in our inventory. The aluminum composition of these ducting products allows them to withstand temperatures as high as 1250 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to the excellent temperature resistance, the aluminum ducting features outstanding resistance to external abrasions and is highly resistant to corrosion caused by water and harsh chemicals. The aluminum ducting options are designed for heavy-duty high volume applications involving high-temperature air and fumes that do not require a hose to be continuously flexed.

Heat ducting is in high demand in a large variety of work fields and applications. From transferring high-temperature air and fumes to providing an efficient residential heating system, flexible heat ducting is an integral piece of many demanding applications. To meet the various demands for this desired ducting, heater hose products are offered in the necessary materials, shapes, and sizes to meet the high demands of the workforce