When our wife plus I bought a condo in the historical district, the two of us were enthusiastic with the antique light fixtures, stained glass windows plus hardwood floors, doors plus moldings.
Both of us were enthusiastic with the high ceilings, sizable bedroom plus wide front porch.
It didn’t occur to us how hard the condo would be to temperature control. The walls plus ceilings are constructed of the original plaster plus lath, plus there has never been any conventional HVAC duct installed. Any repairs, changes or improvements the two of us make to the condo needs to be approved by the historical preservation society plus the process is hard plus time-consuming. The preservation society is unquestionably particular about what they will allow. Any modernization is frowned upon. My wife plus I weren’t eager to take on that fight or the mess plus disruption of installing HVAC duct. However, our condo was cold cold in the Winter plus boiling plus sticky in the summer. Both of us were trying to manage comfort with electric baseboard gas furnaces plus window cooling systems. The sizable windows, high ceilings plus overall age of the condo were making it impossible to reasonablely heat plus cool with portable units. I did some research plus came across high velocity heating plus cooling systems. This type of temperature control is recognizably designed to retrofit into older homes that lack traditional HVAC duct. The method features mini-ducts that are only several-inches in diameter plus adaptable enough to route through existing walls without damage. The ducts are able to accommodate studs, plumbing pipes plus electrical wires. They link to round vents that are only six-inches in diameter plus blend seamlessly with the decor. The high velocity method delivers conditioned air at a unquestionably high rate of speed to abruptly lower or raise room temperature. This method allowed us to preserve the historical integrity of the condo plus still prefer centralized temperature control.