Fujitsu Ductless Heating & Air Conditioning For Historic Homes
When it pertains to updating the heating or air conditioning system of a historic home or structure, ductless is a non-invasive, affordable, energy-efficient solution.
Fujitsu ductless solutions by Miller Oil Company will help older, historic buildings without infringing on the aesthetics and charm. Ductless provides the least invasive comfort solution for cooling or heating in your historic home or business.
Fujitsu Ductless Offers Flexibility For Historic Homes
Do you currently have an outdated HVAC system in your historic home? Maybe there isn’t any cooling system because it affects the architectural integrity of the building. This issue is common in historic buildings.
Ductless mini-split systems allow you to keep the historic appearance while adding modern comfort conveniences. With Fujitsu mini-split heat pumps, you can have non-invasive air conditioning and/or heating systems in your historic building while preserving its historical value!
Ducted or Ductless System for Historic Homes?
To install ductwork in an existing home, you are required to take away available space to make room for the ductwork. Ducted systems could not only affect the historical integrity but as well the aesthetic beauty of the home.
With ductless HVAC systems, there is a minimal footprint as they require less room and no need for a ducted system. Allowing for the look, feel, and integrity of the historic home to remain.
Architecture Stays Intact
When owning an older or historic home, part of the appeal is how the building is architecturally designed, the aesthetic charm, and the style in which it was built. By installing a ductless heating and cooling system in your older/historic building, you are modernizing the structure for comfort while lessening the impact done to the building. As well, it allows for the architecture to be less impacted with ductwork.
In an article titled, Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, published by the National Parks Service and The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, they state, “Retaining or installing high efficiency, ductless air conditioners when appropriate, which may be a more sensitive approach than installing a new, ducted, central air-conditioning system that may damage historic building material.”
The same guidelines recommend against, “Installing through-the-wall air conditioners, which damages historic material and negatively impacts the building’s historic character.”
Ductless Is Versatile
Even if your historic home has an older furnace, boiler, wood-burning, or coal-fired fireplace, ductless is the right solution. Mini-splits are non-invasive and can be installed just about anywhere required for the heating of your historic home. Heat pumps also provide cooling to the zone of your choice, using the same equipment.
These units work well to provide air conditioning to any historic building with an existing hydronic heating system. Allowing for the pre-existing heating systems to control the heating while the ductless takes care of the cooling. Removing the need for ductwork to be installed.
If you own a historic home in Connecticut and are looking for a comfort upgrade or to provide cooling or heating to specific rooms or areas, be sure to call Miller Oil Company! We have comfort specialists ready to assist in enhancing your historic home to the way you want it! Call (860) 745-0326 today to schedule a complimentary, in-home consultation!