Tackling a renovation project is hard work, but when you’re trying to renovate a historic building, the job can become even harder. Depending upon the age of the building, rooms may have been heated with fireplaces, and cooled by opening the windows. If this doesn’t appeal to you in 2016, consider a ductless heating and cooling system for historic renovations.
Ductless offers many advantages
Ductless heating and cooling systems offer distinct advantages over other heating and cooling options. As the name implies, ductless heating and cooling systems don’t need ductwork – a major plus when contemplating historic renovations. If ductwork was added to the building at one time, a mini split heating and cooling system will allow you to remove the added ductwork and return the building to its original design.
Ductless systems are quiet. In fact, they’re literally whisper quiet. This is a huge benefit if you intend to divide a historic building into separate spaces, or plan to operate the space as a museum or other commercial venture.
Ductless systems are exceptionally efficient, compared to other heating and cooling options. Historic buildings aren’t known for their energy efficiency, so modern heating and cooling can represent a major expense. With a mini split system, you get quiet, efficient and affordable year-round comfort.
Ductless systems offer true zone control. Unlike centralized systems, a mini split system can be set to provide true zone comfort. Compressor units can control as many as 8 indoor units. This allows you to control the temperature in each zone individually, providing maximum comfort throughout the building. The compressor self-adjusts to changes in the load when an interior unit is turned on or off, providing consistent comfort system-wide.
Ductless systems don’t require significant interior modifications. Once refrigerant lines have been brought into the building, they can be hidden in the walls, which keeps the room’s aesthetics intact. Wall mounted evaporator units operate quietly and blend into the room’s décor. Compressor units can be installed behind the building or even on the roof to preserve the exterior historical character of the building.
If you’d like more information about using mini split heating and cooling in historic renovations, please contact us at New England Ductless at (617) 915-2803. We’ll be happy to show you how a mini split system can provide clean, affordable heating and cooling in your historic building.