We’re working towards completion of a spectacular lake-front new build on Eagle Bay Road, and we’ve just installed what is truly a state-of-art heating and cooling system that’s perfect for a home of this calibre.
Below is a photo of the home’s mechanical room. Obviously, what you see is not a traditional furnace system. It’s a pressurized, high-velocity small duct HVAC system that was sourced from Edmonton-based Hi-Velocity Systems.
The Hi-Velocity SDHV (Small Duct High Velocity) System is an energy-efficient air delivery system that can be designed to provide heating, cooling, filtration, ventilation, humidification and dehumidification. It’s quite different than a conventional furnace, with the main difference being that the ducting has a much smaller diameter. The insulated and sound-proofed mini-ducts, which are flexible, fit inside a framed wall so you can take the heating/cooling anywhere you want, including right down to floor level in a basement.
The idea is to create even temperatures from floor to ceiling. This system also has the capability to have heating and cooling zones in the house, as opposed to everything being on one thermostat.
Not only does the system create a healthier and more enjoyable indoor living environment, it saves money on monthly operating costs. And the Hi-Velocity System can remove up to 30 percent more moisture from the air than conventional systems, leaving a constant and comfortable sensation on the occupants’ skin.
It’s just another reason why we’re enjoying building this amazing West Coast style home. Watch for more updates as we move ever closer to completion and handing off this home to its new owners.