After buying a historical home, I discovered that there are major advantages and downsides to a structure built many hundred years ago, and the house was built to last with heavy beams, studs and floor joists, and every length and width and height is perfectly peach and square, but i love the hardwood floors, doors, moldings, banisters and mantle. I love the higher ceilings and large windows, but however, when my 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. Not many of the windows opened and yet they all leaked air. The house wasn’t equipped with any style of traditional ductwork, so there was no occasion for central heating or cooling. The former owners managed to get by with electric space heaters, fans and window air conditioners. This idea of temperature control was ineffective, inefficient and looked horrendous, because the studs in the walls were turned sideways to optimize living space, both of us couldn’t incorporate conventional ducts even if both of us were willing to tear down the plaster walls and ceilings. Unwilling to live with insufficient comfort and important monthly electric bills, I did some research and came across high-velocity heating and cooling. This style of idea is also known as a mini-duct idea because it uses ductwork that is a single about many inches in diameter. The stretchy tubes are able to be inserted into existing walls and routed around plumbing and electrical boxes. The idea relies on a very 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 idea provides heated or cooled air at a very high rate of speed, creates a gentle suction within the room and mixes the air quickly.