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Why Opt for Newly Fabricated Ducts?


If you are building or remodeling a structure for your business, the HVAC system is a critical part of planning for the people using the space. Many companies use prefabricated ducts which is a reasonable solution. However, there are some significant drawbacks. We’d like to share some of the major benefits of having commercial HVAC ductwork newly fabricated to suit your exact needs. 

Saving Space

When your ductwork is able to be created to fit the existing space or design, you can avoid bulky intrusions. This will allow more of your square footage to be used for your business as well as being streamlined and visually pleasing.


To make prefabricated ducts fit into a space or design, it’s likely that more joints and bends will be required. This opens up the possibility of more points of potential failure and more leaks, allowing the heated or conditioned air to escape in places where it isn’t needed.

Also, if the ducts are too wide or too narrow for the needs of the space but were chosen because they were readily available, it can cause the HVAC system to work harder, leading to higher utility bills.

System Functionality and Longevity

When an HVAC system is working harder than it needs to, it accumulates more wear and tear. This leads to more frequent breakdowns and repair needs. This is both costly and inconvenient, and can even disrupt the operation of your business.

Worse, that system strain will take a toll on the life expectancy of your heating and air conditioning systems, forcing you to replace them sooner than you otherwise would have needed to. Commercial HVAC system replacement is a huge expense, so it’s critical to ensure that the system lasts as long as possible.


Your employees will be happier and more productive, and your customers will spend more time and money in your building and return again sooner, if they are comfortable while they’re in your building. One major risk of prefabricated ductwork is a lack of balance in the distribution of the heated or conditioned air.

This means that some areas are likely to be too hot and others too cold. Not only does this mean a lack of comfort, but it can also mean increased inefficiency and utility bills if space heaters or other means of adjusting temperature end up being used.

Ease of Construction

When qualified commercial HVAC technicians assess your property and your needs and fabricate new ducts to suit them exactly, you won’t have the same struggles during construction or remodeling as you would with prefabricated ducts. You won’t have to compromise on your design in order to accommodate pre-made ducts. Your HVAC system and ductwork will fit smoothly into your plan.

When you’re planning to build or remodel your commercial property, work with a company that specializes in sheet metal ductwork fabrication in Spokane, WA, and rest assured that you’ll be delighted with both the process and the result. 

ACI Northwest is here to help with your commercial building’s HVAC needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Contact us today.

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