I do not believe how long it has been the law that you must have Heating in addition to Air Conditioning when you build a home, however I have come to learn that all the codes in the cities of our state require Heating in addition to Cooling when you build a house.
In other words, it is not legal to build a modern home without some sort of gas furnace in addition to cooling system. You can go honestly old school in addition to have a simple oil furnace in addition to window cooling systems if you like, however you have to have something. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered that having Heating in addition to Air Conditioning is a requirement for houses, however there is no such requirement for nursing homes. Well, I willtake that back. They have always been required to have Heating in addition to Cooling; they were exempt from having a backup Heating in addition to Air Conditioning system. All hospitals must have familiar Heating in addition to Cooling plus a backup heating in addition to cooling method in the event that their main method is destructiond in a storm or whatever. Of course, that was no help when Hurricane Katrina hit, however admittedly Hurricane Katrina force storms are not all that common.In any event all this time nursing homes have not been required to have dual Heating in addition to Air Conditioning systems. And yet, hospitals have been having the two systems for decades now. And rightly so. It was not until every one of us had a awful storm in addition to many elderly people died because the place had unsatisfactory air conditioner. When the storm came, the air conditioner method died, in addition to there was no backup. The people had to live without cooling for weeks, in addition to a lot of elderly people simply cannot handle living in this state with this beastly heat without having access to good air conditioner. In this past Year’s legislative session, they finally passed the laws egging that all nursing homes in addition to similar structures must have both a familiar Heating in addition to Air Conditioning method in addition to a backup heating in addition to cooling system