Air Conditioning Options for Older Homes
Is your childhood home ready for an upgrade? Or perhaps you are seeking to renovate a new purchase. Antique homes are known for their character, but each also has a unique structure and floor plan that will determine the proper solution for your air conditioner. Whatever the case, our HVAC professionals offer several options such as central air, heat pumps, and mini-splits that will cater to your home and your preferences.
Central Air Conditioner
Central is perhaps the most familiar type of air conditioner. An outdoor condenser unit pulls air from the outside which is then whisked between refrigeration coils and blown through air ducts into your living space. However, ductwork may not be suitable for every home, so be sure to collaborate with our experts on your best option.
Heat pumps transport existing heat rather than generating it, and the same applies to cool air conditioning. Ideal for moderate climates, these HVAC systems will bring hot air inside during the colder months, and warm air outside during the warmer months. These systems can reduce electricity used for AC by about 50%.
Wall-mounted Ductless Mini-Split
Mini-splits are an ideal option for old homes and are largely customizable. Instead of targeting an entire floor at once, mini-split systems sector rooms or smaller regions of your home to provide a more energy-efficient HVAC option by only supplying air conditioning when needed. Wall-mounted units blend naturally into your home’s decor.
Floor-mounted Ductless Mini-Split
By mounting your mini-split unit onto the floor, you can maintain your AC’s low profile and customize the amount of wall recession to suit your needs. Mini-splits preserve the integrity of your home by eliminating the need for ductwork and with our HVAC professionals, installation lasts only one day!
Ceiling Recessed Ductless Mini-Split
Seamlessly fitted into your ceiling, this version of the ductless mini-split provides optimal subtlety. Like its fellow mini-split systems, these are engineered to offer efficient air conditioning, allergen filtration, and little to no noise interruption.
With so many options, deciding what is best for your older home can be difficult. A heat pump may be ideal for some homes, but in others, a ductless mini-split may be more suitable. If you are looking to upgrade your old home, give us a call today and our HVAC professionals will be more than happy to help you navigate your options.