If you’re working on a new-build construction project, creating the home or office from the ground up allows for more flexibility in the type of cooling and heating system you install. According to the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractors™ at Yost & Campbell Heating Cooling Generators in Mount Vernon, NY, when deciding between horizontal-ducted indoor units and traditional duct systems, it’s important to compare the two to determine which is best for your space.
How Are Horizontal-Ducted Indoor Units & Traditional Duct Cooling & Heating Systems Different?
1. Amount of Ductwork
You will have to run a lot of bulky tubing through the property with a traditional duct system. If the space has low ceilings, the addition of ducts could make the rooms appear confined. Horizontal-ducted indoor units use fewer materials by comparison, utilizing low-profile, short-run ducts to transfer hot or cold air to vents.
2. Aesthetic Appeal
If the aesthetic appeal of the interior is a top priority, keep in mind the trunks and branches of a traditional duct cooling and heating system could be visible throughout the space. Horizontal-ducted indoor units are designed for discreet operation. So the property’s appearance won’t be comprised, the equipment is installed above the ceiling or below the floorboards.
3. Level of Noise During Operation
Depending on the size of the tubing and how forcefully the air travels, operating a traditional duct heating or air conditioning system could be noisy. At a high air velocity, the equipment may produce a loud rattling sound as it transfers air through the unit. Horizontal-ducted indoor units are often quieter.
If you want to improve your property’s comfort, value, air quality, and energy efficiency with a cooling and heating system upgrade, the team at Yost & Campbell Heating Cooling Generators is happy to help. To learn more about the horizontal-ducted units they carry and install in Westchester County, call (800) 640-9678 to speak with a representative. Visit the company online to learn more about the ductless heating and cooling solutions they provide, and like them on Facebook for news.