When my husband plus I purchased an older home, the two of us were excited by the wide front porch, big windows, high ceilings plus hardwood flooring; Both of us had no idea of the various challenges of a historical home.
Because the apartment is situated in an area that is considered a historic district, the two of us can’t make any fluctuations to the property without the approval of the historical preservation counsel.
Both of us need to ask permission to upgrade windows, maintenance the roof, paint the porch or make any improvementsâ€¦ Every remodeling or maintenance project is a lot more work, effort plus cost because the two of us are required to maintain the historical integrity of the home. It’s difficult to find dealers who are qualified plus willing to work within the restrictions. One of the largest challenges was temperature control. The apartment is not outfitted with a centralized duct system. It’s impossible to heat plus cool effectively with space heating systems plus window a/cs. I did some research plus discovered high-velocity heating plus cooling. The program is designed particularly to retrofit into older homes without causing disfigure. It uses bendy, mini-ducts that can be installed into the existing walls plus routed around obstacles such as studs plus plumbing. The vents are round, only various inches across plus allow freedom of mounting location. It took me nearly 8 months to meet with the preservation counsel, supply tons of paperwork plus finally get their approval to have the program installed. The project caused no upheaval to the apartment yet has made a big difference in our comfort. We’re now able to adjust a control unit plus appreciate the ideal year round temperature in every room.