3 Things You Will Want To Know About Installing Compact AC Systems


If you want to have a more efficient AC system for your home, compact systems offer many options. For central HVAC systems, these are high velocity air conditioners that use a system of compact ducts. These systems have a space saving design and are great for things like retrofitting existing homes with modern cooling systems. Here are some things you may want to know before you have a compact AC system installed in your home:

1. Choosing The Type And Size System Needed For Your Home

There are several choices for your compact HVAC system. You will need to have a system that is sized according to the air conditioned space of your home. This is measured in cubic feet of space and tons. The higher the tonnage of an AC, the more cooling it can provide. You can also choose from systems that are only AC, or systems that are both heating and cooling. If you already have a heating system, such as radiant heating, an AC without heating will be a more affordable option for your home.

2. Deciding Where To Installed Vents And Returns

HVAC systems with compact ducts have different types of vents and returns. These are usually small outlets, which can be installed in walls or on the ceilings. When designing your AC system, it is also important to consider where furniture will be. This is because you do not want to vents to be blowing directly on seating areas. The vents will need to be place in an inconspicuous place, so they do not blow directly on people.

3. Finding A Place To Install The Plenum Of Your AC System

The plenum of your AC will be the largest part of the ductwork. This is what delivers the air from your HVAC to the ductwork throughout your home. It is as big as a small section of duct for a conventional system. The plenum can be installed in a vacant area of an attic, basement or crawl space. If you do not have space in these areas of your home, you can have a small chase built to house the duct plenum. If you are finishing an attic space and have a finished basement, a duct chase will be the solution to locating the duct.

These are some of the things that you will want to know before having a compact cooling system installed in your home. If you want to have a compact air conditioner for your home, contact an HVAC contractor and talk with them about the cooling needs of your home.


26 August 2015

Inspecting Your Air Ducts

Last summer, I began to get extremely hot in my home. My air conditioning system couldn’t adequately keep my home cool anymore. Therefore, I contacted an experienced HVAC contractor. This individual visited my home and thoroughly inspected my unit. If your air conditioner isn’t working like it once did, your air ducts may be clogged up. Thankfully, an expert HVAC contractor can determine if faulty air ducts are the cause of the hot temperatures inside your home. On this blog, you will discover how an HVAC contractor can properly inspect your air ducts. Stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months!