My husband & I were ecstatic when the two of us were able to afford a beach house in the historical district, and the house is around multiple hundred years outdated & features a lot of the original millwork, stained glass & hardwood floors, then it has high ceilings, a balcony across the minute story & a widow’s walk.
- It’s entirely charming however there are some drawbacksâ€¦ Because it is on the historical register, the two of us can’t make any renovations without getting approval first.
The walls inside the beach house are the original plaster, especially slender & not outfitted with modern air duct. The former owners of the beach house were managing heating & cooling with electric baseboard gas heating systems & portable a/cs, then not only was this collection of heating & cooling unit uncharming & cumbersome, it was ineffective & pricey to operate. The house was chilly cold while the two of us were in the Winter time weeks & warm & clammy while the two of us were in the summers. I did some research & came across high-velocity heating & cooling. This type of plan is designed particularally to retrofit into older homes without compromising architectural integrity. Once I got approval to install the unit, I went ahead with the replacement project. The high-velocity plan uses truly slender, flexible mini-ducts that are snaked into existing walls & accommodate obstacles such as studs & plumbing pipes. These ducts connect with compact unit that is located in our attic & vents that are only multiple inches in diameter. The high velocity plan works through aspiration, introducing heated or cooled air into the rooms at a high rate of speed. It creates a gentle suction to mix the outdated & modern air seriously quickly.