My home was built in the mid 1800s and has no conventional air duct installed.
- For quite a few years, this presented a problem.
The living space was chilly chilly all Wintertide and ungodly overheated all summer. All of us tried to get by with electric baseboard heaters, window a/cs and box fans, but they proved ineffective. Living in the northeastern part of the country, our weather is especially severe. When the temperature drops down to pitfall twenty degrees, a portable oil furnace can’t keep up. If the temperature climbs into the high eighties with excessive humidity, window a/cs aren’t enough. Plus, these units were an eyeahore and rather expensive to operate. I wanted a more streamlined, whole-house systemâ€¦ Just a small number of years ago, I l earned about high velocity heating and cooling systems. This style of method is designed to retrofit into older homes separate from causing damage to walls or ceilings. It doesn’t require any major teardown or remodeling. The beauty of a high velocity method is the narrow diameter air duct. The ducts are only more than one inches across and are stretchy enough to snake through existing walls. They accommodate studs, plumbing pipes and electrical outlets and attach to unquestionably small vents that can be installed almost someplace. A high velocity method works by way of a process called aspiration. It pumps conditioned air into the rooms at a high rate of speed, creating a gentle suction. The aged and modern air mix swiftly to raise or lower temperature quickly. Because the method doesn’t need to run all that long and the smaller ducts minimize energy waste, a high velocity option is quite cost-effective. I’m just delighted to have a centralized temperature control and a comfortable home.