There is one major problem in many older homes with a boiler system--there are no ducts in the house. This can make it difficult when contemplating adding air conditioning in Conyers. In the past, many homeowners would have a separate unit hanging out of a window in each room. These are 3 options that are far superior to the old window units.
The first style uses very tiny hoses and tubes to carry the forced air to the rooms. The air handler unit is often times placed outside, saving interior space for more living space, but can be put in a closet or even the attic. Tiny flexible tubes run from the unit to each room’s ceiling. These flexible tubes can snake through smaller spaces without needing extensive demolition and reconstruction. The smaller vents are fairly inconspicuous in the ceiling and work very well to deliver cool air.
Space Saving Unit
The second type of unit achieves a cool room in a slightly different manner. They use a process known as aspiration. Cooler air is delivered at a high rate through vents in the ceiling. This creates airflow that cools both the room and the entire house. Small tubes and vents are spread evenly across the ceiling to saturate the room with cooler air. This cools the room faster and uses less energy. As with the first style of unit, the actual air conditioner can be placed anywhere inside or out of the house and works quite effectively.
The third option is the next generation of window units. A split system shrinks the typical air conditioning system into single-room size. Each room has an indoor unit with a fan and the evaporator. The air is circulated over the cooling tubes and into the room. The cooling liquid moves through the tubes out to the large unit with the condenser and compressor. Newer units will use a wall unit for each room. Each wall unit is connected to the one large unit outside. This style can save energy costs by allowing each room to have independent control over the temperature. This way, the whole house does not have to be cooled to a common temperature.
Just because a house is without ducts doesn't mean it can’t have air conditioning. Conyers homeowners have some options to keep their homes cool and comfortable even in the summer. They don’t have to settle for unsightly window units dripping and staining the house or extensive remodeling to install new ducts and a large unit in the basement.
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