Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.
Although air conditioning had been invented years before, the first units did not actually make it into home until the late 1920s. As it was considered a luxury item, many homeowners could not afford it. As a result, retrofitting an older home to accommodate an air conditioning system can sometimes prove challenging. It is possible though. If you are adding a system to your older home, here is what you need to know.
What Type of Air Conditioning Is Needed?
Older homes do not have the same insulation in place as newer model homes. They tend to have gaps throughout the structure that can allow heat in and cool air out. It is because of this that you will have to find an air conditioning system that is powerful enough to overcome the challenge of cooling an older home.
When shopping for an air conditioning system, you will most likely need to look at higher quality units. A system with a larger compressor or dual compressor can better cool your home. To combat potentially higher energy costs, pay close attention to the Energy Star ratings of each system. A system with a high efficiency rating can help you save on energy costs over its lifespan.
Are Conventional Ducts an Option?
Conventional ductwork is included in the design of newer homes. By doing this, contractors ensure that other areas of the home are not impacted by the space needed for the ductwork.
Unless the ductwork was added by a previous owner, there is a good chance that your older home does not have it. In order to install conventional ductwork, your contractor would have to take space from other areas, such as your closets, to complete the work.
There is an alternative method though. Your contractor could opt for mini-ducts. The ducts are small and can be placed inside your walls. You will not have to sacrifice any other space in your home if this option is chosen.
Can You Improve the Efficiency?
Depending on the construction of your home, there are several other steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your home to save on cooling costs. For instance, you can upgrade your insulation. Spray foam insulation and other high-quality forms can help insulate your walls and attic to help decrease the amount of air escaping from and entering your home.
You can also install ceiling fans throughout your home. The fans will help to circulate the cooled air and help to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, your air conditioning system does not have to work as hard to cool your home.
For more information, contact High Tech Heating & Air Conditioning Inc or a similar company.