Call me crazy, but I’m fairly sure that people who own historic houses should not make a bunch of modern renovations to them.
I understand that everybody wants to live in a comfortable, energy-efficient house with all of the modern gadgets that we have come to expect.
I would never imagine that someone would choose to live without internet, TV, or Modern heating and cooling systems. Even if you were trying to maintain the integrity of an extremely old and historic property it would be unrealistic to sacrifice all of your comfort. That being said… I don’t know if installing bulky mini split ductless heating and cooling systems throughout the house is really the best way to honor the workmanship and history of the facility. You see, I was recently looking for a new apartment to live in when I viewed a historic Victorian home. It was absolutely gorgeous, as long as you didn’t look up and notice the mini split ductless heating and cooling systems that they had installed throughout the building to provide zone control heating and cooling. Apparently because there were several tenants under one roof, the landlord wanted to provide individual air temperature control units. I completely understand why he wanted to give separate air quality control systems to everyone. However, I don’t think that the air temperature devices that he chose blended in with the surroundings very nicely. I’m not saying his HVAC systems deterred me from taking the rental… But when it came to HVAC systems and indoor environments, I thought I could do better.