With the right care, older homes can retain their value. This is especially so with historic and heritage properties. When retrofitting an old house, can you install a modern HVAC unit? Are ductless HVAC systems for older homes possible?
Why Traditional HVAC Systems Are Incompatible
It’s actually easier to install a ductless system for an older home than to install a traditional HVAC unit. Most residences and facilities built in the 1970s and after have a central air conditioning unit and a furnace in the basement. A series of ventilation ducts also run along the walls and floors, pushing air through the vents to each room.
Pre-1970s homes do not have this infrastructure. A traditional HVAC installation would require tearing down the floors and walls to install the network of ductwork. Obviously, this would be an intrusive, lengthy, and expensive process.
Why Ductless Systems Make Sense
With a ductless HVAC system, a heating and cooling unit is installed in specific areas of some rooms. That’s all it takes. As implied in the name, no ductwork is required. There’s no need to rip open the walls and floors. Those walls and floors are part of the home’s historic charm.
Ductless HVAC systems are also highly energy efficient, something people don’t normally associate with older residences. With ductless heating and cooling, you can also control the temperature of each individual room.
Along with older residences, ductless HVAC systems also work for public facilities, such as turn-of-the-century bed and breakfasts and historical estates available to the public.
We Install Ductless HVAC Systems in Older Homes
No matter how old your home is, we can retrofit it with a modern-day ductless unit. We have actually done so for many older residences around Puyallup. Call WestCoast Heating & Air for a consultation. Ductless HVAC systems for older homes are the most viable and cost-effective solution.
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