Unico small duct system

Looking for a high quality custom air conditioning and heating system then you have arrived at the right place. We have been installing systems for almost 40 years. And installing the Unico small duct systems in NY for over 12 years..Most of our work is in Dutchess County New York but we also do installs in Putnam and Westchester Counties.

Whether the installation is a retrofit of an existing home, historic preservation, new custom home, commercial application or a unique solution, The Unico System delivers superior indoor comfort while preserving the architectural integrity of the structure.

Unico Inc. trains contractors who are dedicated to high-level, detailed, and ongoing training on The Unico System product line. Contractor knowledge and experience are critical to The Unico System operating at the highest level for years to come.

Comfort, value, and retention in the architectural integrity of your home or business are our missions. Your family and friends deserve the finest in home comfort available. The Unico System provides that comfort without compromise!

The Story of Unico

It all began in a small office in the Spring of 1985 when Joe and Sharon Intagliata started the business with an idea and a couple of employees.

Today, Unico, Inc. has grown to include two manufacturing facilities with over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing and storage space with distribution and sales in North America, Europe, Africa, Central and South America, India, and China.

Unico, Inc. is now considered the leader in Small Duct High Velocity (SDHV) heating and cooling systems. In fact, Unico, Inc. spearheaded and led the effort in getting SDHV systems approved as a class of product with the US Department of Energy. Aligning with other major HVAC manufacturers, conservation groups, and other industry partners and influencers, the designation was granted in 2004 to recognize Small Duct High Velocity as its own classification of product.

In 2007, Unico, Inc. broke ground about 15 miles south of our Corporate headquarters to build our metal fabrication division, SGI Manufacturing, which provides the metal parts for all of our blower and coil cabinets, as well as the ancillary small parts that go into each unit. Today, that business not only manufactures parts for the Unico System, but for several other large companies as well.

Recently, Unico applied for and received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a cold-climate heat pump. This will be the first heat pump that will be able to heat a home without any additional sources of heat, even when the outdoor temperature reaches 17 degrees below 0 F. Such a product would enable customers living in areas that are dependent on fuel oil or propane to dramatically reduce their heating costs and save energy at the same time.

It’s this kind of forward thinking and relentless drive that sets Unico apart from the competition so that we can continue to deliver the highest quality products and best customer service in the industry.

System Components

The Unico System is small yet powerful. Take a look at the components to get a better feel for what true comfort is made of:


What is Unico?

Small is Huge

Adding air conditioning to your home can be a daunting task. What is the best system for my home? Will it fit? Do I have to add soffits? Who’s the right contractor? How much will it cost?

Unico is the best air conditioning system on the market. Yes, that’s a bold statement, but mainly because it’s true. Here’s why:

The Unico System is small, a lot smaller than conventional systems. And that plays to your advantage in a big way. So, whether you are adding air conditioning to your existing home, building a new custom home, or simply replacing an old system, the Unico System will fit where other systems can’t.

And that’s only the beginning.

Instead of conventional ductwork, flexible supply tubing is fitted into existing wall cavities, ceilings or floors. Modular air handlers—small enough to fit into closets, attics, ceilings, crawl spaces or basements—are powerful enough to effectively circulate air throughout your home. Even though its footprint is small, the Unico System delivers the same level of cooling as a conventional system three times its size.

Our supply tubing is designed to be as quiet and efficient as possible, with a nylon inner core and insulation that absorb sound. Our air handlers are designed to isolate noise and vibration, with closed cell, sound-deadening insulation. Together, they bring decibel levels to the equivalent of a soft whisper. While you’ll feel the comfort, you’ll hardly notice it’s running.

Draft-Free, Even Temperatures

Traditional systems distribute air unevenly, dumping air into rooms, creating drafts and uneven temperatures throughout different parts of the room. The Unico System uses a principle called aspiration, creating a gentle suction around itself that draws the room air into its stream of cooled air. This delivers even, draft free cooling, from room to room, floor to floor, and floor to ceiling. The temperature differential is no greater than 2 degrees throughout your home.

Comfortable by Design

The Unico System removes up to 30% more humidity than conventional air conditioning and heating systems. So, you can keep your thermostat a few degrees higher to achieve the same level of comfort—and that saves on energy costs

6 Steps to Adding Central Air without Tearing Up Your Home

February 14, 2017

Energy Efficiency

General Announcement

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Old Home Journal and OldHouseOnline partnered with Unico to host a webinar on Feb. 22 to discuss how small-duct heating and air conditioning can bring your older home the modern comfort you want.

As owners of older homes. we can all be pretty protective (some might say over-protective) of any change or upgrade that might impact our home’s architectural integrity. After all, most of us invested in an older home because of its charm and originality.

But while we want to preserve the original features, we also want to live in comfort. Today’s central heating and air conditioning systems can bring you that comfort, at better efficiency than AC window units, baseboard heaters and old furnaces. But installation often requires adding soffits or drop ceilings to cover up the bulky ductwork. Suddenly your home loses part of its charm, not to mention the precious space in closets and attics you might have to sacrifice.

How can you get modern, more energy efficient central air without disrupting your home’s unique qualities?

Watch our webinar to learn about small-duct systems that old home enthusiasts have turned to for more than 30 years.