Custom ductwork is often the best option for new construction and retrofit projects. There are several benefits to choosing custom ducts, including the ability to create a more efficient system and the potential to improve indoor air quality. There are also a few things to consider before deciding if custom ducts are right for your project. This article will discuss the benefits and considerations of custom ductwork to help you make the best decision for your needs.


Saves Space

If your ductwork takes up a lot of room, The answer is customized ducting with a smaller footprint. When your ductwork is custom-made, ducts of a suitable size are put in your walls. As a result, the ductwork will be less visible.

Saves Energy

Instead of prefabricated ducts, custom-made ducts are free of leaky cracks, holes, and other flaws. It is feasible to prevent the loss of up to 80% of the conditioned air by adjusting the airflow. Saving energy means less time getting up from a comfortable chair to adjust the thermostat.

Easy to install

Custom fabrication is available in various shapes, sizes, and price points. There is one thing that all installations have in common: speed. In some circumstances, manufacturers can start building the ducts the same day they get the design drawing, and installers can finish installing the components the next day. A good company can create custom ductwork swiftly and easily. (the project normally takes no more than a week to complete)

Get the Ideal Fit

Unfortunately, HVAC system installations cannot be addressed in a formulaic manner. Similarly, the size of duct units in homes varies. Fabricators can take precise measurements of your walls to build precisely sized ducts. If your ducts are too small, you will not have enough heating or cooling; if they are too large, you will waste money.


Duct Tightness

If you want to simplify the design of your duct system, seal any mechanical connections. Mastic is ideal for permanent joints that do not require frequent maintenance, such as those between ducts and pipes. If the mechanical connection conceals a component that may require servicing in the future, such as an indoor coil, use a sealant that is easily scraped off. Do not be the person who mastics disables access to the HVAC system.

Duct Insulation

The temperature has an impact on the efficiency of a duct system. A poorly insulated duct system will not deliver the desired temperature or humidity to the space it is intended to serve. Ducts’ insulating properties keep the air inside them at a constant temperature. As a result, the temperature of the air felt by the client at the supply register is very close to the temperature of the air exiting the device.

If the insulation is poorly installed or has a low R-value, temperature-related duct losses will still occur. If there is a temperature difference of more than 3°F between the equipment as it departs and the temperature of the farthest supply register, the ducts will undoubtedly require additional insulation.


Custom ducts have many benefits and considerations. They can save you money on your energy bills and improve the quality of your indoor air. If you consider installing custom ducts, hire us at Triangle AC to do the job. We are experts in HVAC installation and will ensure your custom ducts are installed quickly and correctly.