We are going to restore an old house this year but we don’t know how to fix the HVAC system.
- I mean, we really want to make sure that the home is as historically accurate as it can possibly be.
However, we definitely want the house to have a modern, high efficiency heating and cooling system in it. The house is absolutely beautiful. It has very high ceilings and beautiful windows and all kinds of original built-ins and leaded glass. However, the house was never outfitted for a modern heating and cooling system. There aren’t any ventilation ducts in the place at all, so we have to be very careful what we do in order to outfit it correctly. In other words, we want the house to look really old, the way that it is. However, we want the indoor air quality to be fantastic. We want to put in a heat pump or some other kind of high efficiency heating and cooling system but we don’t want to lose the historical accuracy of the original home. My husband and I are at a loss as far as what to do about this. We have restored a lot of houses before, but we have never had to start from scratch with the heating and cooling system before. I think that I am going to call a local HVAC company that specializes in this kind of thing. I think that at this point in the restoration, we need to have some professionals come in to help us. I would hate to ruin the floors or the ceilings with ductwork if we don’t have to.