Air socks do not require accessories such as grilles or diffusers, because the air dispersion happens throughout the length and circumference of the entire ductwork. Just like the socks that go on your feet, sox enable air diffusion through permeable fabrics, lengths of perforations or rows of flow models based on orifices or nozzles. In other words, the fabric ductwork breathes.
Due to the lightweight nature and flexibility of sox, the ductwork is much easier to install than steel ducts, spiral ducts and stock pipe or even pvc pipes, fiberglass duct board panels and aluminum ducts. The ease of installation entails significant savings on the man hours involved in the installation process, which naturally affects the price of the air duct solution.
The price of a ventilation system in metal is typically five times as high as the price of an air sock solution. Thus, the savings potential in switching from metal to fabric is huge. The price difference is chiefly found in the man hours involved in creating and installing the HVAC solution. However, FabricAirdispersion technology also enables energy savings of up to 40% on the running costs of the system.
A conventional metal duct solution requires balancing and often also on site attenuation, insulation and painting. Fabric ducts are plug’n’play solutions that do not require any of these on site adjustments. Air sock systems are made to measure and ready to use straight from the shipping box.