Getting the help we needed

Not many of years ago, my partner Steve and I purchased a very old house in a historical part of the city.  Since the house is nearly one hundred years old, there are hardwood floors, ridiculously high ceilings, unique moldings and wide windows.  There is also a problem with lack of insulation, very small corridors, and a lot of small rooms. The house is nearly impossible to heat and cool without spending a small fortune in energy bills.  When we moved in, the house was already equipped with a heating system. Although the heater installed in the basement was very old, it is still quite reliable and energy efficient. However, there was initially linked to large, ugly radiators in each main room.  These radiators took up too much space, were a safety hazard and detracted from the house aesthetics. After consulting with the local Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C company, Randy and I decided to keep the heater but replace all of the heaters with baseboard heating.  The baseboard heating is much better looking, streamlined, plus provides a gentle, consistent heating. We next needed to figure out how to handle the cooling. The house had no access to air conditioning, plus the tight corridors were unable to accommodate normal ductwork. Both of us didn’t want to get into breaking down walls, and we hated the idea of portable window cooling systems.  The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C repairman suggested high velocity air conditioning which we’d never heard of before. This type of air conditioning relies on a far more flexible ductwork, which can be actually fitted into old walls without from causing damage. The high velocity cooling system also features many smaller vents, which are less noticeable. This has been the perfect solution for our old house.

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