My home was built sometime in the late 50s.
I enjoy that I still have the original hardwood floors, doors and moldings.
The high ceilings, huge windows plus pretty staircase are just attractive… Until about a year back, however, the people I was with and I struggled to keep the kitchen cool in the Summer plus hot in the Winter season. Without a conventional air duct, the people I was with and I were making do with a combo of electric furnaces plus window air conditioning systems. We invested into a natural gas fireplace that made a huge difference in the comfort of the living room/kitchen area. With temperatures dropping to the lower twenties in the Winter season plus climbing into the high nineties in the Summer, the people I was with and I needed a much more powerful, whole-home heating plus cooling system. My fiance plus I were unwilling to destroy the architectural integrity of the home in order to install an air duct. Tearing down ceilings plus walls would have created a giant mess plus expense. After some lengthy research, I finally came across high-velocity heating plus cooling. This type of system is designed recognizably to retrofit into older homes without damage. The air duct consists of mini-pipes that are bendy plus only several-inches in diameter. They can be routed through existing walls, around plumbing pipes plus power outlets. The actual heating/cooling device is compact enough that we were able to put it in a closet. The high-velocity system uses a process of aspiration to hastily raise or lower room temperature. It delivers the conditioned air at such a high rate of speed that it creates a gentle suction. Because of the high-velocity system, our whole home is now perfectly comfortable all year round.