High velocity system is designed with older house in mind

There was a time when older homes were very limited in opportunities for centralized heating and cooling.

  • Without ductwork, there were few choices on the market.

My home was constructed sometime in the mid eighteen hundreds. The interior walls were built with the studs turned sideways to maximize living space. The ceilings and walls are plaster and lathe that is difficult, messy and time-consuming to remove. Installing traditional ductwork wasn’t an option for us. We needed to come up with some other way to handle temperature control. Because of the severe weather in my local area, both heating and cooling are necessary. The former owners of the home had space heaters plugged in all over the place. They had window air conditioners for every room. Not only does this abundance of portable equipment look horrible, it doesn’t do the job. When the outside temperature drops to twenty below zero, an electric baseboard heater can’t keep up. Running twenty window air conditioners costs a fortune. So I started researching what types of systems might work for our specific requirements. I came across high velocity HVAC systems. High velocity equipment is designed to retrofit into older homes without a huge installation project. It uses narrow, flexible mini-ducts that can be snaked through existing walls. The tubes are able to bend and accommodate studs, plumbing pipes and electrical outlets. The vents are only six inches in diameter, available in a variety of styles and allow versatility of location. The actual equipment is compact and can be situated in a closet or the attic. Because of the high velocity system, we now have centralized heating and cooling.


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