Older homes have quite an amount of charm. They can also have the same function of modern homes if they’re properly retrofitted. With this comes the question of whether older homes can be upgraded with a modern ductless HVAC system. To what extent is this viable?
Why Traditional HVAC Systems Are Incompatible
You can indeed install a ductless system for an aging house. In fact, it’s more doable than installing a conventional HVAC system. Housing units constructed in the 1970s and prior have the AC and gas furnace stored in the basement. There are a series of ducts in the walls that shuttle the air or heat into the individual rooms. If you were to install a new and conventional HVAC unit, the entire ventilation and duct network would have to be torn down and refitted. That means tearing down the walls to access the ducts. It’s inefficient and pricey. Continue Reading →