After buying a historical home, I discovered that there are major advantages and downsides to a structure built numerous hundred years ago, and the beach lake house was built to last with heavy beams, studs and floor joists, and every length and width and height is perfectly apple and square; I love the hardwood floors, doors, moldings, banisters and mantle.
I care about the higher ceilings and big windows, however, when our family first moved in, there was a single electrical outlet in each room and all of the overhead light fixtures operated off a pull-chain! A couple of the windows opened and yet they all leaked air.
The lake house wasn’t equipped with any type of traditional ductwork, so there was no opening for central heating or cooling. The former owners managed to get by with electric space heaters, fans and window air conditioners. This plan of temperature control was ineffective, inefficient and looked horrendous, and because the studs in the walls were turned sideways to optimize living space, every one of us couldn’t incorporate conventional ducts even if every one of us were willing to tear down the plaster walls and ceilings, unwilling to live with insufficient comfort and sizable yearly electric bills, I did some research and came across high-velocity heating and cooling. This type of plan is also known as a mini-duct plan because it uses ductwork that is a single about three inches in diameter. The bendy tubes are able to be inserted into existing walls and routed around plumbing and electrical boxes. The plan relies on a actually compact unit that can be installed into the attic or even a closet! Smaller diameter vents are available in all shapes, sizes and styles and can be installed in ceilings, walls or even floors. Through a process of aspiration, the plan provides heated or cooled air at a actually high rate of speed, creates a gentle suction within the room and mixes the air suddenly.