Because people usually don’t think much about the comfort systems in their homes—unless they malfunction—they are often unaware of the continual development of comfort technology. When the time comes for replacing an old system with a new one, a homeowner may not know that recent advances offer an even better way to heat and cool a house than before.
One of the most exciting advances in home comfort is the invention of high velocity comfort systems. These forced-air HVAC systems can provide both air conditioning and heating superior to what standard ducted systems can, but without needing space-gobbling ductwork. If you live in an older house without room for extensive ductwork, you can toss out your old window AC units and instead invest in a high velocity system. If you are planning new home construction, a high velocity system is also a great idea.
Because of the complexity of these systems, you must have a qualified professional installer handle the work. For the necessary skill installing air conditioning in Alpharetta, GA, call Cool Air Mechanical and our skilled team.
The High Velocity Comfort System Basics
The current high velocity comfort systems available are air conditioners (which can also heat with the addition of a hot water coil, add-on heat pump, or electric duct heater) that use small sized tubing for ducts rather than large ductwork channels. Most the plastic tubing used for high velocity systems are no larger than 2.5” in diameter, which makes them easy to fit into almost any space. Older buildings that don’t have room for ducts adapt easily to these miniature air channels, and they will add on to almost any house without requiring much (or any) remodeling.
But the small ducts do not mean a compromise on comfort. It’s the opposite, actually. High velocity systems spread even temperatures throughout rooms through an air principle called aspiration. Where standard ducts simply billow conditioned air into a room, taking time to fill up the space and creating uneven temperatures, the air from a high velocity system enters to room at a speed that creates suction that draws the room’s air into its airstream—this is the action of aspiration. The result is an even temperature throughout the room, no more than 2° different from the thermostat setting.
High velocity systems also operate with less noise than standard air conditioners and heat pumps. The special air handler isolates noise and vibrations, and the supply tubing reduces sound down to that of a whisper.
To learn more about how a high velocity system can work in your home, talk to our specialists in heating and air conditioning in Alpharetta, GA. At Cool Air Mechanical, we’re proud of the service and superior comfort we bring to our customers. Give us a call today to set up your next service appointment.