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A Hooray For HighVelocity Air Conditioners

How It Works.

Also known as "mini-duct" systems, high-velocity air-conditioning generally uses an outdoor compressor to cool the air, combined with a high-pressure blower (usually mounted in the attic).

Instead of large metal ductwork, this technology, developed by SpacePak, uses flexible tubing only two inches in diameter. The insulated tubes can be threaded behind walls or inside closets without damaging sheetrock or plaster. This makes the system much quieter than air-conditioning with conventional metal ductwork.

A mini-duct system also dehumidifies the air more effectively. The high-pressure blower compresses the air and enables it to be in contact with the cooling coils longer, which reduces the temperature and eliminates more humidity.

It's All Central.

In fact, "high-velocity" and mini-duct" systems are simply different names for the exact same type of super-efficient and comfortable central air-conditioning systems. These systems are very quiet, distribute the cool air evenly throughout your house, and dehumidify very effectively.

The words "high velocity" and "pressure" may make you think these systems are loud. In fact, you can barely hear them running, and there is no air flow noise at the tiny outlets.

In two-story houses, the mini-ducts are run down from the attic through the corners of the closets or inside walls to the first floor. In a single-story house, the whole system is found in the attic with outlets in the ceiling below.

SpacePak's mini-duct systems utilize common, high-efficiency, outdoor air-conditioning compressor units. With this mini-duct system, cool air blows out from small two-inch openings in the ceiling or high up on the walls. You can barely notice the outlets when they are painted the exact same color as the room. For a decorative look, natural wood outlets are available.Learn More\n

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