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Until my wife and I bought an older home, I had never heard of high-velocity air conditioning.  We learned about it because our house had no air conditioning and no ductwork installed. We live in the northern region of the country, where heating is the priority.  The house was outfitted with a boiler system linked to radiators in each room. Although the summer season is normally quite short, the heat and humidity can be brutal. The excess of moisture was causing issues with condensation and mildew, and we were worried about damage to wood moldings and antique furnishings.  Unfortunately, the walls in the home are unusually narrow and unable accommodate traditional ductwork. We were unwilling to tear down the walls, give up space, and get involved in a huge and expensive project. High-velocity air conditioning was an effective alternative. This type of cooling system is specifically designed for older homes, and is much more versatile.  It works by aspiration and draws the air over the cooling coils, whereas a conventional air conditioner pushes the air. The high velocity system provides widespread circulation and very evenly distributed cooling. It’s powerful enough to reduce room temperature vary quickly, and removes about 30 perfect more moisture than a central cooling system. Although the installation cost was much higher, high velocity air conditioning was a great alternative for us.  The ducts are only two inches in diameter and flexible, making it possible to retrofit them into the walls. Plus, the supply and return vents are also much smaller and way less obtrusive. There is a wide variety of options for appearance of the vents, which allowed us to choose a style to suit the decor of them home.

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