This style of temperature control features very narrow, flexible ducts that can be snaked into existing walls and around obstacles without causing damage
My husband and I purchased a larger home in the historic district of the city. We paid a fortune for the house because of the architectural integrity. The residence was built in the mid eighteen hundreds and features much of the original hardwood floors, stained glass windows and intricate molding. There’s a gorgeous wraparound porch, high ceilings and a fieldstone fireplace in the living room. It never occurred to us how difficult this home would be to heat and cool. In our local area, we face sub zero temperatures in the winter and excessive heat and humidity in the summer. Getting by with electric space heaters and window air conditioners was a nightmare. The house was never comfortable. We were either shivering or dripping sweat. Plus, the portable heating and cooling equipment looked ugly. Unfortunately, the house was not equipped with conventional ductwork. Implementing a duct system would have required us to tear down the ancient plaster walls. We didn’t want to compromise the heritage of the house or deal with the huge mess and expense. I finally contacted an HVAC professional and asked for suggestions. I was looking for some type of whole-home heating and cooling system. He recommended high velocity HVAC, which is specifically designed to retrofit into older homes. This style of temperature control features very narrow, flexible ducts that can be snaked into existing walls and around obstacles without causing damage. It utilizes vents that are only six inches in diameter and available in a wide range of styles. The system incorporated into the home without disruption and provides effective and efficient heating and cooling.