Cable ties in the HVAC industry

Cable ties in the HVAC industry

From being used to tidy under-desk cables to being part of the Mars Rover expedition, cable ties play a part in many industries. Here we look at their role in the HVAC industry and how they can be of use to heating engineers.

What is an HVAC system?

The acronym HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. HVAC systems are used to heat or cool a space by controlling the temperature, humidity and air purity within the space, and serve as climate control. They are found in commercial premises and domestic homes.

Components of an HVAC system

An HVAC system is commonly composed of different systems working together to control temperature and ventilation. Each of these systems will be made up of various parts including heat pumps, evaporator coils, ducts, vents, pipework, compressors, thermostats and blowers.

Cable ties in HVAC systems

Cable ties are an essential part of any HVAC system, being used to hold ductwork, pipes and wiring securely in place. Nylon 6/6 cable ties are suitable for use as air handling cable ties (that is for use in air handling spaces above drop ceilings and below raised flooring) as they feature low smoke generation and low heat release qualities. They also ensure quick and reliable installation of flexible air ducts and air connectors. Where HVAC components such as thermostats and coils can be exposed to vibrations, using screw mount cable ties is the perfect solution. Where a heavier duty, stronger tie is needed for added security, metal cable ties are ideal.

Why cable ties are ideal for use in HVAC systems

  • Nylon cable ties are self-locking
  • Nylon cable ties are available with mounting heads
  • Offer excellent tensile strength rating – see How strong are cable ties?
  • Working temperature range of -40°C to 85°C
  • Stainless steel cable ties are highly resistant to chemicals and solvents
  • Stainless steel cable ties are heavy duty

HVAC accessories from cableties-online

At cableties-online, all our nylon cable ties are manufactured from premium quality nylon 6/6 for strength, durability and performance. Available in packs of 100 with discounted prices for multiple packs, nylon cable ties come in a variety of widths and lengths, offering versatile tensile strength and a wide range of bundle diameters.

Our metal cable ties are made from unrivalled marine grade 316 stainless steel which has a high melting point and minimum loop tensile strength of up to 160kg dependent on width. All our cable ties are fully compliant with the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671) which came into force on January 1st 2019.

In addition of nylon and metal cable ties, we also off a wide range of electrical supplies for use in HVAC systems. Our full range includes wire connectors, and electrical terminals plus much more.

If you are a plumber responsible for the installation of domestic or commercial HVAC systems and you would like to discuss your cable tie requirements, please get in touch today. Our experienced sales team can be reached by email at or telephone on 01623 412160.