California Modernists and Eichler aficionados are well-acquainted with Joe Eichler’s Usonian-inspired vision of “bringing the outside in” through open room designs, floor to ceiling windows, glass transoms, atria, and walk-out patios. After all, these features are part of the intrinsic appeal of Eichler Homes and other post-WWII modernist residential designs.

 

But with the majority of Eichler homes built in the ’50s and ’60s, many owners are wrestling with the idea of adding air conditioning to their homes. Modern and mid-century modern homes with open room designs need an HVAC system with customizable temperature control. The Unico System stands out by delivering a more comfortable experience in every room.

 

What makes Unico the best HVAC choice for modern and mid-century modern homes?


Fits anywhere.  The Unico System air supply tubing is flexible and can be inserted into existing tight spaces. This makes mini ducts the best choice for modern and mid-century homes where you want to maintain the modernist design that was originally intended.  

No more dry air. With a small duct heating system from Unico, you can say goodbye to dry skin and air that comes with other heating systems. The Unico System warms air from within your home without drying it out. It’s not just comfort – the humidity also keeps your family healthy. No more dry air means you can say goodbye to uncomfortable dry skin and sinuses that make you more susceptible to viruses and other contagions.

Whisper-quiet. Traditional wide ducting isn’t insulated and acts like mini echo chambers throughout the home. Unico System customers often forget their system is running because it’s whisper quiet. Engineered with special sound-absorbing air supply tubing means there’s no creaking or vibrating when the system turns on.

Ultraviolet light. When installed with an ultraviolet (UV) light, The Unico System penetrates and kills harmful bacteria and viruses as it delivers clean air throughout your home. UV lights have been used in hospitals and water treatment plants for years, and now you can have the same benefits in your home.

Air filtration. The Unico System has an air filter rated MERV 13, which filters out particles as small as 3 microns, including pollen, dust, and other allergens. Why is MERV 13 important? That’s the standard hospitals use when rating their air systems. Because Unico is a compact system with small air filters, it traps more dust and allergens than traditional and mini-split systems.

Customizable control. Modern and mid-century modern homes come in all shapes and sizes. The Unico SMART Control Board delivers consistent temperature in every room, even spaces that always seem warmer or cooler than the rest of the house. The electronically commutated (E.C.) motor controls the fan speed and can be adjusted to provide a consistent flow of comfortable air while ensuring whisper-quiet operation.


See how the Unico System was used in this Eichler Home where you see– first hand – how adding the Unico System provided modern comfort while preserving the architectural integrity of this stunning mid-century modern home.

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