Older Homes

No ducts? No problem!

You know the issue — homes with hot water radiators or baseboard heat usually don’t have any ductwork for forced air. If you have one of these older homes, maybe you thought you couldn’t have central air conditioning. Maybe you thought you would be stuck forever with noisy, ugly (and cumbersome!) window units. But now – even in your older home — you too can have central air conditioning with High Velocity.

High velocity air conditioning is designed for older homes that don’t have existing ductwork for traditional forced air systems. High velocity works by “snaking” small flexible tubes through and around existing construction. They can be pulled through crawlspaces, closets and even above ceilings. The result is that you won’t have to build ugly and cumbersome ductwork; you’ll have little or no remodeling. With a high velocity air conditioning system professionally installed by Sila, you can maintain your home’s architectural integrity AND enjoy cool comfortable summers!

High Velocity is almost invisible.

High velocity air conditioning is barely noticeable. The round outlet holes for the cool air are only 2 inches in diameter! And the air handler is remarkably compact; it can be installed in an attic, a basement or even a closet.

High Velocity is quiet and comfortable.

High velocity air conditioning uses flexible sound-absorbing material that surrounds the final section of the high velocity tubing, giving you quiet airflow from each individual outlet. And high velocity is comfortable for two main reasons: First, it removes 30% more humidity than conventional air conditioning systems, which means a more comfortable environment for you, even at higher thermostat settings. Second, it’s draft-free! As the streams of cooled air enter the room, they create a gentle circulation that maintains an even temperature from floor to ceiling.

High Velocity is right for all types of homes.

We’ve installed High Velocity in all kinds of homes, even commercial spaces. Historical homes, wood-beam construction homes, homes with open floor plans, even churches and museums — Sila has done them all. And with three generations of expertise in designing and installing High Velocity, we can design a system that’s right for YOU.

Watch this short video and see how this amazing small duct A/C system works.


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