It was just last week that I had a contractor come to my house. See, I purchased a mess of a home with countless things wrong with it. This was my intent: I wanted a house that had great potential with plenty of room to change things. So, my contractor was an experienced HVAC worker who has handled the installation and maintenance of hundreds of units over his career. The guy is a pro! He presented several options to me regarding HVAC systems, but one of them really impressed me. The evaporative cooling system was one of the cooling system approaches he mentioned, and the system functioned by pulling outside air through cold, moist pads and blowing it through the home. Since I live in a dry sector of the country, this seemed like the perfect way to make sure I would not only stay cool, prevent irritation of the skin and throat. Alongside this system was the suggestion of a hot water boiler, which would power the radiant floor heating system that would emcompass the entire first floor of my home. Meant to be simple and efficient, the radiant floor heating uses water-transporting cables that are set up under the carpet or floorboards, and is suspended in a temperature-sensitive substance that quickly disperses heat. This system functions by introducing heat evenly through the house, and without making noise. In the end, these two options were absolutely the quietest and least invasive, so I felt they were worth checking out. While the radiant floor heating won’t require ductwork to do its job, the evaporative cooling system certainly will. I guess I’ll need a quote for installing ductwork as well!