Published On: Wed, Jun 27th, 2018

How to Install Air Conditioners in Your Old Home

A common feature in many old homes is the use of a central duct system through which the interior parts of the building is well ventilated. However, this ventilation system is not adequate in the summer when the weather gets so hot; you will need an air conditioner. But what are the options for old homes that were not built to accommodate air conditioners?

We have highlighted some solutions to this problem; however, your final decision will depend on the structure and your budget.

photo/ U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gary Prill

The central air pumps

After an inspection, it can be determined whether a central air pump can be installed in your home. These cooling systems control the atmospheric condition in the entire building. They are regarded as high-efficiency options, and you can get upgrades to provide heating or cooling depending on the weather. From the reviews, people who have installed air or heat pumps have noticed a reasonable reduction in their energy bills due to the energy efficient systems.

Install window air conditioning units

The window units are affordable and convenient, but they can provide cooling for rooms and closed spaces, unlike the central air-conditioning systems. There are many brands of window units, and I am sure you will find your favorite electronic brand in the market.

Unfortunately, in many old homes you will find out that some rooms are walled off; this means the cool air from the window unit cannot reach those areas in the summer. So your budget will need to be adjusted to get the window air conditioning units for all your rooms to make everyone comfortable.

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Ductless split air conditioning system.

One of the big advantages of this air conditioning system is that you do not need to bore holes in your walls to pass the duct. They are called the mini-split air conditioners. The efficiency is remarkable as more areas in the home can be cooled when these systems are working perfectly.

Portable air conditioners

The portable air conditioners are extremely efficient, especially during summer. They function as the central unit systems and can cool the areas of your old home where they have been set up.

Many customers prefer the portable air conditioners because they can be easily moved around the home to areas where they are most needed. These systems are also the perfect option for people in old homes where the central air conditioners cannot be installed, and the owners do not want to create holes in the walls to accommodate the window air conditioning units. The demand for the portable air conditioners is so high, so you should expect to find so many brands on the market. For a quick look at your options visit shifu.com here you will find many brands and varying prices of the portable air conditioners.

Author: Maria Andreas

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