Older homes have their charm, and if you’re skilled at remodeling, can be a lot of fun to update and put your personal stamp on. However, a vintage home can have its drawbacks, such as many of them don’t have central HVAC systems. This can be a problem if you live in a warm climate or a region where the temperatures fluctuate throughout the year; Central Ohio is a great example. The problem with older homes is that a lot of them don’t have the necessary ductwork for central AC, nor do they have the space in the attic or between stories and walls to install it. Doing a retrofit can be expensive and at the same time, take away from the character that drew you to the home in the first place. Fortunately, there is a solution: ductless mini splits.
Mini splits are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners whether it’s a historic fixer-upper or a new build. Mini splits are installed in rooms or zones of your home. As the name implies, these systems don’t require ductwork to function, which makes them an economical choice. The unobtrusive unit is installed on the wall and can be programmed to heat or cool a specific area; you can install a mini split in every room of your house and it still would be cheaper than retrofitting a central AC system. Mini splits are energy efficient and many models can be controlled by your smartphone.
If you are interested in exploring the option of installing ductless mini splits in your older home, contact the ductless HVAC specialists at Atlas Butler. Call us at 614-681-2167 or use our online contact form. Our phone is answered 24/7 by a live person and in most cases, you can get a same-day appointment. Enjoy your vintage home in comfort.