Getting approval for high-velocity system installation

When my husband and I bought an older home, we were delighted by the wide front porch, big windows, high ceilings and hardwood flooring.

We had no idea of the many challenges of a historical home.

Because the house is located in an area that is considered a historic district, we can’t make any changes to the property without the approval of the historical preservation counsel. We 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 we are required to maintain the historical integrity of the home. It’s difficult to find contractors who are qualified and willing to work within the restrictions. One of the biggest challenges was temperature control. The house is not outfitted with a centralized duct system. It’s impossible to heat and cool effectively with space heaters and window air conditioners. I did some research and discovered high-velocity heating and cooling. The system is designed specifically to retrofit into older homes without causing damage. It uses flexible, mini-ducts that can be installed into the existing walls and routed around obstacles such as studs and plumbing. The vents are round, only six inches across and allow freedom of mounting location. It took me nearly eight months to meet with the preservation counsel, provide tons of paperwork and finally get their approval to have the system installed. The project caused no upheaval to the home yet has made a huge difference in our comfort. We’re now able to adjust a thermostat and enjoy the ideal year round temperature in every room.


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