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What is a Ducted HVAC System?

Common to most homes in the United States, air travels throughout a house through metal ductwork. In the HVAC world, we call them ducted or ducted split systems! Simply meaning, a ducted split system consists of a unit located inside the home along with a separate unit mounted outside the house. Ductwork is connected to the indoor unit and distributes air to each room of the home. Hence, why it’s called (or referred to) a ducted split system.

What Do We Mean by SEER Rating?

Good question. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. In short, it’s how you measure the efficiency of an HVAC system. Today’s systems are manufactured from 14 SEER (entry-level) up to the highest efficiency 20 SEER. Example: A 16 SEER system on average is roughly 25% to 30% more efficient than 10 SEER system manufactured in the late ’90s & early ’20s. Think about that! Can you imagine the difference 30% savings would do to your utility bill! Would be nice to include the SEER graph on this link going from 0% to 49%.

Benefits of a Ducted HVAC Solution

Customizable Solutions

Ducted systems offer endless flexibility for most applications.

Energy Savings

Today’s products start at 14 SEER and go all the way up to 20 SEER.

Air Quality

Ducted systems allow for endless indoor air quality (IA) options. The perfect combination is an air scrubber with a built in UV light paired along with a humidifier to dial in the exact humidity (Rh) in winter.

Whisper Quiet

Achieving the lowest noise level has become a competitive race for competing HVAC manufacturers. Today’s high efficiency systems are made with variable speed motors that result in whisper quiet operation.

High Efficiency






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For over 120 years, Trane has been building the highest quality products in the industry thanks to their dedication to quality, innovation and reliability.

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  • Built to withstand the toughest conditions
  • Equipment is tested, retested, and tested again – then pushed to the extreme
  • Innovative designs, beyond the industry standard
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For nearly 100 years Rheem has been a leader in heating & cooling equipment quality and innovation. Designed to dramatically cut their impact on the environment. A bold vision for the future coupled by a bold commitment to quality.

  • Award-winning innovations
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  • Single-speed & variable speed systems
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Look Inside a House with Ducted HVAC Solutions

WIFI Touch Screen Smart Thermostats
Well balanced duct work, even airflow throughout
Zoned systems with inline dampers to allow different temperatures in certain parts of the home.
Variable speed systems
True comfort for all seasons

Ducted HVAC systems allow for unlimited design flexibility and comfort. The key to a successful, well-designed system is making sure the ductwork is sized and designed properly. Proper design allows for the correct amount of airflow (CFM) to each room of the house.

Along with a well-balanced system, ducted systems offer a great way to provide zones solutions for certain areas of your house, coupled with the ability to incorporate indoor air quality products. A well designed ducted system, results in even airflow to each room, while efficiently maintaining desired comfort temperatures during all seasons.

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