Whether you are considering upgrading your AC system for your business or home, one of the priority areas is efficiency. This is because an efficient AC system not only saves you money in lower utility bills but also gives you the degree of cooling you desire. A high velocity AC system has lots of cooling advantages compared to the conventional units many of which use ductwork.
Ease of Installation
A high velocity AC system has a much smaller ductwork thus giving it flexibility when installing in older homes. Typically there are no additional costs which come as a result of structural alterations and retrofit repairs to accommodate larger ducts. Supply vents are much more flexible and can be easily routed compared to the more rigid ducts. Because velocity is developed at the outlets the elbows and bents within the ductwork system hardly affect the airflow. Additionally high velocity AC systems have much smaller vents and only one return vent is needed for the whole house.
High velocity AC systems tend to keep in lesser humidity compared to the conventional systems. The reason behind this is, high velocity AC models have a much higher capacity to get rid of moisture from the surrounding air. A lesser humid environment means cooler temperatures which in turn enable you to set your thermostat at higher temperatures thus saving on cost of energy.
More Efficient and Quieter Operation
Because the ductwork of high velocity systems contains materials that absorb sound, they run in a much quieter way. In older AC systems, the air handler is on a regular on and off as dictated by the thermostat. On the contrary air handlers in high velocity systems run continuously so as to maintain pressure within the ductwork and thoroughly mix the air.
In one of the practical demonstrations of how flexible and efficient a high velocity AC system is when retrofitted in an older home, a historic 3,200 sq.ft home constructed in 1878 was installed with a high velocity system. This is because the home needed a super- efficient cooling system without damaging the interior of the house.
The installation team together with the home owner worked out the cooling needs of the house. Thereafter, using a mini-ductwork, they installed a high velocity AC system. The installation never interfered with the interior of the home because no major alterations were done.
Many homes and commercial spaces can immensely benefit from high velocity AC systems. For more information on how you can be helped on the installation of these systems, get in touch with your local HVAC professionals.