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Heating and Cooling for Old Homes

Was your home built before heating and air systems where common in houses? If so, it might not have the rooms for proper ducts that modern homes have. If you are looking to upgrade your hvac system in your old house you still have some options. If you were to go with the normal air ducts, you might have to give up some closet space for the duct work. If you’re not willing to give up your precious closet space then there are a couple of solutions. Just because you have an old home doesn’t mean you have to compromise for comfortable air. Give your local heating cooling contractor a call to get more information on hvac systems in your home. If you live in Southern Illinois then give RSP heating and cooling a call!

High Velocity Mini Duct System

This system is perfect for old houses. The tiny ducts are small enough to go in the walls and ceilings of old homes. It works just like normal air ducts, it’s just smaller. Since it is smaller than the air has to move faster to work properly. That’s why it’s at a high velocity. Because of it’s high velocity of air, the temperature in the room changes faster. If you set the thermostat to 70 it will actually feel a lot colder than that because it pushes out the warm air swiftly. Works the same way if you are trying to heat your home. The mini duct system can also be great for dehumidifying. If you are looking to upgrade your heating and air system then you will definitely want to consider a high velocity mini duct system. 

Ductless Mini-Split HVAC

If heating and air ducts aren’t an option for your old home then you might have to go ductless. The Ductless Mini-Split HVAC is composed of interior and exterior units. The exterior unit is connected to the multiple interior units with wires and small pipes. The interior units are attached to the walls or ceilings of old homes. It comes with a remote that controls each interior unit in the house. So if you like it warm in your home but your kids like it cold then everyone can set their room to temperature they desire. 

Modulating Condensing Boilers

Lots of old homes come with ancient radiator heating systems. If you’re old house is still cold in the winter, then you might want to upgrade. You may be able to use your old system or you could need a new one. A heating cooling professional will be able to determine this for you. If your system needs a new boiler then you should consider a modulating condensing boiler. This boiler is more efficient because it only heats the water that it needs. Older boilers will heat all the water in there. A new boiler will save you money on your energy bill. A heating cooling contractor will let you know the size and brand that will work with your radiator.

Hopefully these tips were helpful. If you have any more questions or need hvac installment then give RSP Heating and Cooling a call! RSP is one of the leading heating and air contractors in Southern Illinois. Once your new system is installed into your old house, they can come by for regular maintenance. To get in touch for a free estimate call 618-942-2424.

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