The Philadelphia area is full of history and has countless historic buildings and homes. They are beautiful homes that anyone would be proud to own. Unfortunately, it can be a bit tricky to live a modern lifestyle while still preserving the essence of the home. New technology and furnishings can look out of place in a historic home. However, there are solutions and tricks you can use to make things worse. When it comes to finding, choosing and installing an HVAC system in your historic home, Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, Pennsylvania is here to help.
Old HVAC systems lack the efficiency and comfort that newer models provide. These are two great reasons to upgrade your heating system, even if it means sacrificing a little bit of the historic atmosphere. You want to make sure you, your family, and your guests enjoy their visits to your property. Modern Air Solutions can help you find the best solutions for your Philadelphia property.
The first step for getting a heating system for your home is to carefully plan. This includes choosing when to buy and install your system.
If you plan on doing renovations anytime soon, this is the perfect time to get your new HVAC system installed as well. This way, if you need air ducts installed or some other home adjustment made, you don’t have to go back and redo all of your hard work later.
If you don’t plan on renovating anytime soon, the next best timing option is when your current HVAC is on its way out. Don’t wait till a total system shutdown, though. Planning ahead will save you stress later. You can have time to save up for a new system and not have to rush into choosing a specific model. If you are sure how old your current system is, contact Modern Air Solutions for a professional consultation.
Once you know when you want to install your new system, the next step is to learn about your options so you can choose the best one for your home.
If your home already has ducts set up for a forced-air system, you will likely be able to easily replace your current system with a newer, more efficient, forced-air system. This type of HVAC is common and you will have a fairly broad selection of models. If you don’t already have ducts, however, you will likely want to consider other heating solutions. Installing ducts can get expensive and it can be difficult to install them without affecting the home’s historic authenticity.
Radiant heat is another popular option. This type of system involves pipes embedded in the floor that transfers the heat directly from the floor to the people and objects in your home. You don’t have to ruin the aesthetic of the home with unsightly air ducts and vents. However, there are certain structural and set up requirements that can make it difficult to install. Schedule a consultation with Modern Air Solutions to find out if a radiant heat system would work properly in your home.
If neither of the above solutions works right with your home there are still some other options to try. If your home has a fireplace, you can consider replacing it with a more modern gas fireplace. Ductless systems may also be an option. The right solution depends on your specific home and wants.
With so many different aspects to consider, the best way to make your decision is by getting professional advice. A Modern Air Solutions technician would be happy to assist you. You can schedule an appointment through our website or by calling (215) 490-3433.