Many homes do not have ductwork, making the installation of a traditional HVAC system very difficult and costly or simply not an option. Thanks to advancements in the heating and cooling industry, there are now systems available that can both heat and cool your home without the need for traditional ductwork. One such system is a high velocity system. When you install a high velocity heating system in Apex, you also gain the benefit of having air conditioning during the summer months. But there are other reasons to consider a high velocity system, as we’ll explain below.
What Is a High Velocity System?
A high velocity system is a ducted system that uses heat pump technology and a method called aspiration to heat and cool your home. The ductwork for a high velocity system is very different from traditional ductwork in that it is made of flexible tubing that is only 2” in diameter; this allows the installation experts to snake it through your home versus installing large, metal ductwork. The air handler is much smaller than in a traditional HVAC system and can be placed in a closet; the compressor and condenser are in an outside unit. The air from a high velocity system blows into your living spaces at 2,000 feet per second, forcing the air in your living spaces to mix. This results in fast, effective heating and cooling. The outlets of a high velocity system are the same diameter as the ductwork. The outlets are typically placed high on walls or in corners and blend in well with your décor.
Reasons to Consider a High Velocity System
In addition to offering both heating and cooling, high velocity systems have other benefits worth considering:
- Excellent moisture balance – the aspiration process keeps your home’s humidity levels very balanced.
- No more uneven heating – air currents are created in your living spaces due to the velocity of the incoming air from the system; this heats and cools your home very evenly.
- Very energy efficient – the heat pump technology of the system uses only a small amount of electricity and no fossil fuels, making the system very energy efficient.
If you think a high velocity heating system in Apex may be a good choice for you, contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.