HVAC Upgrades for Older Homes for Improved Efficiency and Comfort

Mitsubishi split systems - H & H Heating And Air Conditioning Inc. - EssingtonWe have a lot of gorgeous, older homes in Pennsylvania and throughout the Delaware Valley. Many of these homes have boiler heating systems, and some have older forced-air units. As these systems grow older and require more frequent repairs, it’s a good idea to consider upgrades. Some upgrades are easiest to make once your HVAC equipment is ready for replacement. But there are other upgrades you can make without having to replace your current equipment. In either case, you can look forward to improved comfort and efficiency.

So, what HVAC upgrades are best suited for older homes? Here are a few suggestions:

Ductless Mini Splits

If your older home has boiler heating, then installing a typical, central air conditioning system will be difficult. You would have to open up the walls to install ducts, which requires a lot of construction work. But that does not mean you can’t have AC installed in your older home. You’ll just need to choose a different type of system: a ductless mini split system.

Mitsubishi split systems don’t involve ducts. Instead, you have an outdoor compressor and air handlers that are installed through your walls. The air handlers blow cool air directly into your space. You can separately control each air handler. So, for example, you may be able to keep your living space at one temperature and your bedrooms at another.

Split systems are energy-efficient, affordable, and eco-friendly. Since the air handlers are place high up on your walls, they should not get in the way.

Heat Pumps

If you have an older electric furnace, you’re probably tired of sky-high energy bills. Replacing it with a heat pump can be a good option. A heat pump doesn’t burn fuel. Instead, it moves heat. In the summer, it moves heat from inside your home, out. And in the winter, it moves heat from outside, in.

Upgrading to a heat pump means you only need one piece of equipment instead of a separate furnace and AC unit. This can save space in older homes with smaller basements and crawl spaces. Plus, heat pumps are quiet and do a good job of filtering the air. A heat pump repair service and installer can give you a quote.

Furnace and AC Tune-Ups

Maybe your older air conditioner is still working, but it’s been using a lot of energy lately. A tune-up may help improve its performance until you’re ready to replace it. During a tune-up, a technician will clean essential components, lubricate moving parts, and tighten anything that’s loose. Even if your equipment is quite old, a furnace or AC unit service can quiet it down and make it more effective. Regular tune-ups can also reduce your risk of having to call for Mitsubishi split systems - H & H Heating And Air Conditioning Inc. - EssingtonMitsubishi split systems - H & H Heating And Air Conditioning Inc. - Essington.

Having an older home does not have to mean suffering through noisy or inefficient HVAC systems. Keep the advice above in mind, and don’t hesitate to contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning for 24-hour AC repair and more.

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