Can I Have a Central AC System Installed in My Old House?
We love our old houses for their vintage charm and rustic finishes. What we don’t love, however, is their inability to keep us cool. Window units may seem to get the job done, but only until the middle of July when you have them on full blast but still find yourself sweating in the living room. Wouldn’t central AC feel nice in that moment?
Some homeowners think their home’s age and lack of ductwork makes it impossible for them to have a central air conditioning system installed. If that’s you, think again! A sparkling new central AC system is within reach! Here’s everything you need to know about having a central air conditioning system installed in your older home.
What If My Home Doesn’t Have Ductwork?
A lack of ductwork is usually the factor that gives homeowners the most apprehension before installing a central air conditioner. While installing ductwork is going to take a little more time and effort than simply installing an air conditioner would, the work will be worth it! Some older homes may not have sufficient wall and ceiling space for ductwork to run through, but an experienced technician will be able to creatively hide ducts in your closets and attic. Plus, many newer models don’t require the same bulky ductwork that older models do, so fitting a new system into your old home should be a breeze.
Will AC Installation Damage My Old House?
Your older home may have classic fixtures and intricate details that you’re worried about damaging with the installation of a central air conditioner. Fear not! A professional contractor who is experienced in retrofitting will be able to do the job with minimal interference. When the job is done right, the installation process will require only a few cuts into walls and ceiling, which can be easily mended with little mess.
Keep Your Old House Cool With Sea Coast!
Just because your home is older doesn’t mean you should suffer from outdated heating and cooling options. Our experienced Design Engineers at Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating will customize your new central air conditioning system to fit perfectly in your home, guaranteeing comfort. Call to schedule an appointment today!