Recently, I had a consultant come to my house. See, I purchased an old home with countless things wrong with it. This was intentional, because I desired a house that had great potential with plenty of options for change things. Anyway, my consultant was an experienced HVAC contractor who had overseen the installation and maintenance of thousands of units over the past twenty years. The guy was really savvy! He presented several options to me as far as ways to heat or cool my home, but one of them really resonated with me. The evaporative cooling system was one of the cooling systems he suggested. The system operates by pulling outside air through cold, moist pads and blowing it through the home. Since I do live in a dry section of the country, this seemed like a wonderful way to make sure I would not only keep cool, but also keep my skin and throat from drying out and getting uncomfortable. Alongside this system was the installation of a hot water boiler, which would power the radiant floor heating system that would be under the entire first floor of my home. Meant to be uncomplicated and efficient, the radiant floor heating uses water-transporting cables that reside under the carpet or floorboards, and is suspended in a temperature-sensitive material that disperses heat fast. The point of this system is to disperse heat evenly through the house, and without making a sound. It seemed these two options were the quietest and least invasive, so I thought they were worth pursuing. While the radiant floor heating won’t need ductwork to function, the evaporative cooling system certainly will. I suppose I’ll need a quote for installing ductwork!