Strategies to Keep Older Homes Cool

August 5, 2019

Buying an older home can be ideal for those who are looking for a property with charm. Purchasing an older home can also be worthwhile if it is in your price range. However, homes that were built decades or even centuries ago may be harder to keep cool.

Install a Ductless HVAC System

Ductless HVAC systems are often recommended for older homes. Single indoor units can be installed in almost any room of the house. These systems can be hidden or obscured with furniture or wall decorations. A mini-split system can be largely placed outside and connected to various rooms. It can also be used to heat your home in the winter or during those cool fall nights. One major advantage of these systems is their capacity for zoning your home. For example, you could keep your bedroom a few degrees cooler than your living room. A technician from Expert Air Control in Puyallup would be happy to come to your location, examine the space, and discuss your various cooling options.

Have Ducts Installed in Your Home

It may be possible to have ducts installed in your home so that you can have a traditional central air system put in place. A technician can come to your house and provide an estimate for how much it would cost and how long it could take to complete this project. If there are existing ducts that aren’t sealed off, it may be possible to modify them for use with a central air system.

Make Use of Window Units

If you just want to keep one or two rooms cool at a time, consider using portable window units. They can be installed in a matter of minutes, and they can be used in spaces as small as a child’s bedroom or as large as a living room. This option may be most beneficial if you are looking to preserve the home’s historic charm and authenticity.

The next time you need help with anything related to heating or cooling installation, repair, or maintenance work. Remember that the folks from Expert Air Control are at your service! We also handle duct cleaning, gas piping, hot water heaters, and electrical work. Call us today to discuss your needs.