How Does a High Velocity System Work?
High velocity systems take advantage of a principle called aspiration. Using a high level of pressure and narrow venting, air is blown into your living spaces at a high rate of speed from corners and different points on walls. The speed at which the air enters your living space is 2,000 feet per second. This rate forces the warm air to mix with the air in the room, making the room warm and comfortable.
The venting for a high velocity system consists of 2” wide flexible, durable ductwork that is snaked through the walls of your home. An outdoor unit contains the heat pump technology that provides both the heating and cooling, and a small indoor blower unit can be placed in a closet or other space. A refrigerant line runs between the outdoor unit and indoor blower. The outlets for the air are the same width as the flexible ductwork, and blend seamlessly with your walls and ceilings.
Benefits of a High Velocity System
There are some benefits you can gain with a high velocity system that you may not get with other more traditional heating systems:
- Even heating – the high rate of speed at which the air travels with a high velocity system creates air currents in your living spaces that distribute the warm air evenly throughout your home.
- Energy efficient – the heat pump technology doesn’t need fossil fuels to operate and uses only a small amount electricity to run.
- No need for ductwork construction – the ductwork of a high velocity system does not need the room that traditional ductwork does, relieving you of potentially costly construction.
- Quiet operation – the air blows very quietly, even more quietly than low velocity forced-air systems.
If you’ve been looking for a heating system that is energy efficient, can heat and cool your home and is great for retro-fitting, a high velocity system may be just what you’ve been looking for. Call Clean Air Act today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.