Air Conditioning Options for Older Homes

Air Conditioning Options

Air conditioning is amongst the few creature comforts most homeowners will not go without. They are often necessary to help residents get through the hot and humid summers. In individuals with certain health issues, an air conditioner might be a necessity.

That said, installing or upgrading air conditioning in an older home can present challenges. Take a look at the following short piece discussing considerations owners of older homes must consider prior to choosing an air conditioning system and which systems are most appropriate for their budget.

Air Conditioning Options For Older Homes

Heat Pumps

New homeowners might wonder what heat pumps could possibly have to do with air conditioning. HVAC professionals maintain that heat pumps can quickly transfer heat from the inside of the home to the outside. Though effective, heat pumps can be costly.

Ductless Systems

Ductless units are typically placed on a wall and remit cool air through a built-in blower that is generated by refrigerant chemicals. Generally speaking, these systems are similar to central air but do not require installation of ductwork.

Window Units

Homeowners might opt to install individual window units in specific rooms. While this option does not typically require a complicated or time-consuming installation process, individualized units are usually only effective in cooling the rooms in which they are present.

Issues To Consider

Electrical Power

Older homes might not possess the voltage and amp services necessary to support powerful components like central air systems. Therefore, homeowners are advised to consult with an electrical contractor before beginning the process.

Spacing Issues

The air created by modern air conditioning units are supplied to the home's rooms through components known as ducts. Unfortunately, however, some older homes simply lack the space necessary to accommodate these features. Furthermore, making duct-accommodating additions in older homes are time-consuming and can be significantly expensive.

Contacting Us

As summer rapidly approaches, owners of older homes are encouraged to contact us. Our team of experienced and professional HVAC technicians can examine your home and perform an evaluation and offer suggestions regarding the most appropriate air conditioning options to consider. For further information about our company and the services we provide, please give us a call today!


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