When my husband and I bought our house, we were delighted by the historical integrity.
- The house is close to two hundred years old.
It has all the original structure, hardwood floors and plaster ceilings. We were excited by the big windows, hardwood stairway, high ceilings and intricate molding. We never considered how difficult and expensive the home would be to heat and cool. In the area we live in, we deal with extremely cold winters and brutally hot and humid summer seasons. The house was not equipped with ductwork or any type of whole-home temperature control. For the first few years, we got by with electric space heaters, portable air conditioners and box fans. We shivered all winter and sweated during the summer. The heating and cooling equipment was expensive to operate, ineffective and ruined the look of the house. I finally did some research and came across high velocity heating and cooling. This type of system features very narrow, flexible mini-ducts which can be snaked through existing walls and around obstacles without causing damage. The system works through aspiration, delivering heated/cooled air at a very high rate of speed and creating a gentle suction. Because of this, the heated/cooled air mixes with existing air quickly to provide wonderfully even temperature control. We were able to have the high velocity HVAC system installed without tearing down walls or investing in a huge renovation project. Plus, the smaller vents blend seamlessly with decor and don’t detract from aesthetics. It is such a relief to have whole-home temperature control. Our home is comfortable all year long and because of exceptional energy efficient operation, we don’t drain our budget.
Air conditioner service plan