What is Unico?


Adding air conditioning to your home can be a daunting task. What is the best system for my home? Will it fit? Do I have to add soffits? Who's the right contractor? How much will it cost?

Unico is the best air conditioning system on the market. Yes, that's a bold statement, but mainly because it's true. Here's why:


The Unico System is small, a lot smaller than conventional systems. And that plays to your advantage in a big way. So, whether you are adding air conditioning to your existing home, building a new custom home, or simply replacing an old system, the Unico System will fit where other systems can't.

And that's only the beginning.

Instead of conventional ductwork, flexible supply tubing is fitted into existing wall cavities, ceilings or floors. Modular air handlers—small enough to fit into closets, attics, ceilings, crawl spaces or basements—are powerful enough to effectively circulate air throughout your home. Even though its footprint is small, the Unico System delivers the same level of cooling as a conventional system three times its size.

Our supply tubing is designed to be as quiet and efficient as possible, with a nylon inner core and insulation that absorb sound. Our air handlers are designed to isolate noise and vibration, with closed cell, sound-deadening insulation. Together, they bring decibel levels to the equivalent of a soft whisper. While you'll feel the comfort, you'll hardly notice it's running.


Traditional systems distribute air unevenly, dumping air into rooms, creating drafts and uneven temperatures throughout different parts of the room. The Unico System uses a principle called aspiration, creating a gentle suction around itself that draws the room air into its stream of cooled air. This delivers even, draft free cooling, from room to room, floor to floor, and floor to ceiling. The temperature differential is no greater than 2 degrees throughout your home.


The Unico System removes up to 30% more humidity than conventional air conditioning and heating systems. So, you can keep your thermostat a few degrees higher to achieve the same level of comfort—and that saves on energy costs.


System Components

The Unico System is small yet powerful. Take a look at the components to get a better feel for what true comfort is made of:


Beautiful Installations

Take a look at how the Unico System fits into these beautiful homes!



Chickamauga, GA

The quiet, non-intrusive small-duct HVAC system from Unico is perhaps one of the biggest surprises visitors will see — or more likely not see — at This Old House’s show home near Georgia’s Lookout Mountain. The Unico System is practically invisible in the home due to its small, flexible tubing ducts that weave under floors and inside wall cavities to deliver even, comfortable cooling and heating.



Kohler, WI

Dave and Jamie Van Dixhorn had a dream. Avid enthusiasts of modern architecture, the Van Dixhorns had longed to escape the urban rat race for years, and frequently fantasized about building the home of their dreams in the country. But as a busy developer in downtown Chicago, Dave's work delayed that dream for 15 years. However, three years ago the couple both took managerial positions at Kohler Company, maker of high-end plumbing fixtures, and had the opportunity to purchase land in the idyllic rural village of Kohler, WI.


Cost Estimator


The Unico System is competitively priced when compared to the installed cost of conventional HVAC. Because the Unico System requires little to no remodeling to install (no ugly soffits), build-out costs are virtually eliminated, providing you a far superior system for essentially the same costs as a conventional system!

Sample costs for an installed Unico System installed in a traditional home previously without a/c are shown by home/system size below.

Factors that can affect the cost of an installation include: climate and region where you live, construction and age of your home, condition of existing duct work, difficulty of project, special product features, etc


Small Home

  • 1812 sq. Ft. 
  • 3 bedroom
  • 2 bath

Unico System
Main Components

  • single coil
  • single blower
  • single condenser
  • single thermostat
  • duct work
  • complete install kits

$19,000 - $23,000 installed


Large Home

  • 3413 sq. Ft. 
  • 4 bedroom
  • 2-1/2 bath

Unico System
Main Components

Zoned by floor with two systems

  • coils
  • blowers
  • condensers
  • thermostats
  • duct work
  • complete install kits

$25,000 - $32,000 installed




If you're like us, you love to research the products you buy. With that in mind, we've gathered resources to better help you make decisions. Take a look through articles, specifications and reviews of the amazing Unico System!



The Unico System fits beautifully into our home!
— Sharon O.

Everyone at Unico was fantastic to work with!
— Mike J.




Just as the Unico System is designed to make you comfortable, our UniConcierge is designed to do the same. Please feel free to chat, call or email with any questions you may have. We are here to help make owning the Unico System a pleasure — from specifications to outlet finishes to finding a Unico Preferred Contractor, your UniConcierge will help you with adding the finest air conditioning and heating system to your home. Let's get started today!

(800) 527-0896


Source: https://www.unicosystem.com/consumer