Not too long ago, installing whole-home air conditioning into homes without ductwork could be very costly and time-consuming. These days, there are options on the market for homes without ducts, and one of these options is a high-velocity mini-duct system. There are a number of benefits to installing a high-velocity system, including the fact that this type of system is an especially good choice for retrofitting older homes.
What Is a High-Velocity System?
A high-velocity air conditioning system is built similarly to a traditional AC, but a few key differences change how the system delivers the cool air to your home. As the name indicates, the air coming into your home does so at a much higher velocity: approximately 2,000 feet per second. With the air coming in this fast, the vented cool air mixes with the warm air in your living spaces, making the room cooler and drier very quickly.
How Is a High-Velocity System Installed?
One of the reasons a high-velocity system is great for retro-fitting is that it uses flexible vents with narrow diameters to deliver the cool air. The diameter of the vents is 2”, and the flexible tubing can be snaked into wall spaces that can’t accommodate regular ductwork. Instead of using registers in rooms, outlets the same size as the diameter of the venting are placed in strategic places, such as up high on walls or in corners, and finished with a trim that can match your décor. The indoor unit is compact – in fact, it can fit inside a closet – and the outdoor unit is similar to that of a traditional AC system.
Benefits of a High-Velocity System
- Fits virtually any space – the flexibility of the tubing and the unobtrusive outlets allow for a high-velocity system to fit just about anywhere.
- Quiet delivery – even though the air comes out fast, the tubing is designed to reduce air noise, making the system very quiet.
- Little to no intrusive construction work – the tubing for the vent work is designed to be both durable and very flexible, allowing for ducts to be routed through walls, crawlspaces and other tight places in your home.
- Can remove 30% more humidity – because high-velocity systems cool by aspiration, humidity removal is up to 30% better as compared to other AC systems.
If you are in an older home and are looking for a whole-home AC, a high-velocity mini-duct system in Peachtree City may be just what you need.
Premier Indoor Comfort Systems has been installing air conditioners for customers since 1999, and we can help you with your high-velocity mini-duct system. Call us at (770) 749-7667 today!