It was just last weekend that I had an HVAC consultant come to my house. Recently, I purchased a shabby house with countless things wrong with the home itself. This was on purpose, because I wanted a house that had excellent potential with plenty of room to change aspects of it. Anyway, my advisor was an experienced HVAC contractor who has handled the installation and maintenance of countless units over the past twenty-some-odd years. The professional knows his stuff! He listed several options to me regarding ways to heat or cool my home, but one in particular really stood out to me. The evaporative cooling system was one of the cooling system approaches he talked of, and the system worked by pulling outside air through cold, moist pads and blowing it throughout the home. Since I live in a dry state, this seemed like a fantastic way to make sure I would stay cool and keep my skin and throat from drying out and getting irritated. Another possibility was a hot water boiler, which would power the radiant floor heating system that would cover the entire first floor of my residence. Meant to be quick and efficient, the radiant floor heating uses water-transporting pipes that lay under the carpet or floorboards, and is mixed with a temperature-sensitive material that quickly disperses heat. The process of this system is to introduce heat evenly through the house, and without making too much sound. Overall, these two options were certainly the quietest and most efficient, so they felt worthy of pursuing. While the radiant floor heating won’t require ductwork to work, the evaporative cooling system certainly will. I guess I’ll get a quote for installing ductwork!