One of the best upgrades you can have for your home’s comfort is to invest in a high velocity air conditioning system. These advanced ACs provide increased even distribution of cooling with rapid release of air into rooms, combined with small air ducts that save space over standard air ducts. This makes high velocity systems helpful if you live in an older home with no ducts or limited space for them. You can also install high velocity systems as both air conditioners and heaters (using an add-on heat pump or electric duct heater), and they operate with minimal noise—far less than standard air conditioners.
Basnett Plumbing & Heating specializes in installing Unico high velocity systems. We also know how to maintain and repair them. When you need air conditioning repair in Concord, MA for your high velocity system, make sure to call us.
Repairs for high velocity ACs
- Duct repairs: A high velocity system requires only two types of ducts: a main plenum, or trunk line that comes from the air handler (7–10” in diameter), and the supply tubes, which are 2” in inside diameter plus outside insulation. These ducts require special repair should they break or become loose; although these repairs are smaller and less labor-intensive than repairs to standard ductwork, they do require specialists who are familiar with high velocity systems. The tubing can deteriorate over time and will occasionally need replacement.
- Motor replacements: One of the few downsides of a high velocity system is that the smaller tubing and larger power required from the air handler puts additional stress on the mechanical components, mostly the motors. Along with stringent annual maintenance, you may occasionally need work done on the motors if they show signs of burning out. Usually, the motors will need replacement.
- Air handler repairs: For any system that uses such high velocity air, the air handler is a key component and will receive a great deal of stress that will lead to repair needs. The air handler can sometimes need repairs to maintain the proper level of airflow and to protect the vibration pads used to lower system vibration (which could damage other components) and absorb the extra sound.
Remember: professional installation will deter repairs!
There are an alarming number of central cooling systems in the U.S. that receive improper installation. When you are dealing with a complex unit like a high velocity air conditioning system, quality professional installation is more important than ever. A leading cause of repairs for these systems come from poor installation, so make sure that you have yours put in right the first time.
For professional installation of a high velocity system, as well as the air conditioning repair in Concord, MA to keep it running, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating.