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SpacePak is a high-velocity, central air conditioning system that uses small (or mini) flexible ducts, which take up far less space than traditional ductwork and can be installed in any home. Unlike traditional air conditioning systems, which simply drop air in from the ceiling, SpacePak actively circulates air within the room and throughout your home’s living and working space, creating uniform comfort with no warm or cold spots, no drafts, and up to 30 percent humidity removed.

The basics of a spacePak central air system

While every SpacePak system is engineered specifically to the individual home’s requirements, each system consists of the following components:

Outlets – outlets are how the conditioned air enters the living space. These 5-inch diameter outlets (the size of a music CD, much smaller than conventional register grilles) can be placed in the ceiling, wall, or floor.

Sound attenuators – sound attenuators are short lengths of flexible, baffled tubing that greatly reduce the sounds from the air movement process.

Kwik connects – Kwik Connects are a “no-tools-required” system that quickly and easily joins the flexible ducts to sound attenuators and the plenum. Kwik Connects practically eliminate air leakage, which greatly improves efficiency and reduces install time.

Flexible supply tubing – flexible supply tubes are flexible, narrow, tubular ducts that enable SpacePak to move central air through the house within the normal space between walls, ceilings, or floors with no extensive renovation work. The number of ducts is based on the size of the fan coil unit.

Plenum – the plenum carries air to the different ducts which distribute it throughout the house. The plenum fits within the attic, basement, or crawl space where the fan coil unit is installed.

Fan coil unit – The fan distributes air through the plenum; the coils cool (or heat and cool) the air, depending on individual needs and system configuration. The unit connects to external condenser for cooling. SpacePak is compatible with most condenser brands.

Return duct – The central heating or cooling system contains a blower that gets its air supply through this duct. The air from a room will move towards the lower pressure of the return duct. The duct also contains the properties of sound attenuation and is insulated.

Return air box – This is the sheet metal box that mounts directly to the return air grill which allows the mating of the return duct to the grill.

Purepak air cleaner (optional) – A patented design that replaces the standard return air box. While 4 – 6-inch pleated filters are not effective at removing contaminants smaller than three microns (such as bacteria, auto exhaust, cooking smoke, dust, or paint pigments), PurePak captures contaminants as small as 0.3 microns with 97 percent effectiveness.

Central air built with you in mind

SpacePak can be installed into new construction as easily as an existing structure. Either way, the simplicity of SpacePak’s sized-to-fit tubular ducts requires just a fraction of the install time and cost associated with sheet metal ductwork fabrication and installation. SpacePak is ideal for:

  • Historic buildings
  • Buildings without existing ductwork
  • Buildings that utilize radiant heat systems
  • Open floor plans
  • Log homes/cabins
  • Brownstones or row houses
  • Lofts
  • Additions
  • Modular homes

Why call James A. Wheat & Sons for spacePak installation?

James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc. is a family-owned and locally operated business that has been serving residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, DC since 1978. For two generations, our HVAC company has been striving to provide heating and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations.

Customer service, professionally trained air conditioner repair technicians, and hard work are the reasons our customers continue to use our company for all of their heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Our website will provide you with valuable information as to the type of services we provide, products we offer, and helpful tips that can save you money, including manufacturer recalls to make sure your home is safe and comfortable.

When you want to install a SpacePak system, our team of trained technicians is here to help—day or night. Customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC have come to rely on James A. Wheat & Sons for all their heating and air conditioning needs because as a local, full-service plumbing and HVAC company, we can handle any and all of their problems in a time-sensitive fashion and at an affordable rate.