When our hubby and I purchased an older home, the two of us were glad by the wide front porch, giant windows, high ceilings and hardwood flooring. All of us had no method of the multiple challenges of a historical home, but because the home is located in an section that is considered a historic district, the two of us can’t make any changes to the property without the approval of the historical preservation counsel. All of us need to ask permission to replace windows, repair the roof, paint the porch or make any improvements. Every remodeling or repair project is a lot more work, effort and cost because the two of us are required to maintain the historical integrity of the home. It’s hard to find corporations who are qualified and willing to toil within the restrictions. One of the greatest challenges was temperature control. The home is not outfitted with a centralized duct system. It’s impossible to heat and cool effectively with space furnaces and window a/cs. I did some research and discovered high-velocity heating and cooling. The plan is designed recognizably to retrofit into older homes without causing damage. It uses adjustable, mini-ducts that can be installed into the existing walls and routed around obstacles such as studs and plumbing. The vents are round, only many inches across and allow freedom of mounting location. It took myself and others nearly more than seven weeks to meet with the preservation counsel, supply tons of paperwork and finally get their approval to have the plan installed. The project caused no upheaval to the beach home yet has made a large difference in our comfort. We’re now able to adjust a temperature control and care about the ideal year round temperature in every room.