An older condo presents a challenge when it comes to temperature control.
My condo is really large, with ten-foot high ceilings plus lots of large windows.
The walls were constructed with the studs turned sideways in order to increase living space. They are far too slim to accommodate traditional air duct, but plus, the ceilings plus walls are still the original plaster plus lathe. Tearing them down would create a gigantic mess that I’m hoping to avoid. After living in the condo for many years plus getting by with electrical baseboard heaters, portable cooling systems plus fans, I knew I needed to find a better solution. My condo was chilly during the Wintertide plus warm in the summer. The portable gas furnaces plus cooling units were not only ineffective but unappealing plus not overly efficient. I started looking for some way to install a permanent, whole-whole system. I considered a ductless multi-split, but my condo is so large that I’d need many outdoor compressors. Plus, the severe Wintertide would be difficult for a ductless heat pump to handle. A local Heating plus A/C contractor recommended a high velocity Heating plus A/C system! Designed for older homes, high velocity heating plus cooling takes advantage of really slim, stretchy ducts. The ducts are able to snake through existing walls plus accommodate obstacles without injure or requiring a remodeling project. The plan works through aspiration, providing heating plus cooling at a really high rate of speed to mix suddenly with the existing air in the room. The Heating plus A/C plan can raise plus lower temperature quickly plus creates a really even comfort. The high velocity plan has been the ideal solution to year round temperature control in my older home.