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High Velocity HVAC Systems

Do you live in an older home in Chicago’s North Shore or Northwest suburbs that is heated with a boiler, radiator or baseboard heating? Or are you planning on building a home utilizing one of those heating solutions? If so, you may want to consider the benefits of a high velocity cooling system.

Or if your home already has such a system, you may want to consider replacing it with a more modern system with new technology to make the system more efficient and more environmentally friendly than your existing one. Continue reading to learn more about the advantages associated with hiring Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric to install a high velocity cooling system in your home.

What Is a High Velocity HVAC System?

High velocity HVAC systems are a lot like traditional systems in that they use a compressor or heat pump to heat or cool air, and then distribute that air into different living areas. The biggest difference between high velocity and traditional HVAC systems is how the air is distributed.

How Does a High Velocity HVAC System Work?

High velocity systems distribute the air through tubes that are only two inches in diameter, compared to the much thicker ductwork required with a standard HVAC system. Conditioned air is rapidly forced through these small tubes, directly into targeted spaces to accelerate heating and cooling.

In addition to the smaller tubes, high velocity systems also utilize smaller vents – only about 3 inches by 5 inches instead of the 6-by-12-inch vents utilized by traditional systems.

Benefits of High Velocity HVAC Units

There are various benefits associated with having a high velocity HVAC system installed in your home, including:

  • Easy installation
  • Accessibility
  • Efficient
  • Improved aesthetics
  • More environmentally friendly (when replacing an old system)

Easy installation

The flexible 2-inch diameter tubes and smaller air handlers used in a high velocity HVAC system are easier to install than traditional ductwork.


Because the tubes take up so little room, that makes it easy to work in crawl spaces, closets, attics, and other hard-to-access spaces.


High velocity HVAC systems are very efficient with tight seals, insulated tubing, short travel distance from the air handler to the destination, and little surface area to allow energy to escape. These features allow the system to run less while consistently, maintaining desired climate control.

Improved aesthetics

High velocity vents are small and easy to make “disappear,” allowing your natural décor scheme to flow uninterrupted.

Environmentally Friendly

If you have an older high velocity HVAC system, it probably uses R-22 refrigerant (Freon). This is an outdated refrigerant that can be harmful to the environment. Newer systems use newer refrigerants that are environmentally friendly.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing Today

If you are a new homeowner considering a high velocity system installation, or a homeowner wanting to upgrade your existing high velocity system, reach out to the friendly and helpful team at Ravinia Plumbing. We have the experience, resources, and superior reputation needed to ensure professional results on every project. We are waiting to make your home more safe, more comfortable, and efficient.

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