The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

Older homes are architecturally beautiful, but their structural differences tend to make them more difficult to keep cool. Houses built before the turn of the century often lack the ductwork necessary for modern forced air cooling systems. That means a traditional central AC may not be the best way to cool an older residence.

That doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the hot Scottsdale summers without air conditioning. Fortunately, our technicians at AAA Cooling Specialists are knowledgeable about energy-efficient cooling solutions for older homes.

1. Ductless HVAC System

Ductless systems, as the name implies, don’t require the installation of any ductwork. For this reason, ductless systems are ideal for homes that simply don’t have the room or infrastructure to support a duct system. Instead, ductless HVAC systems rely on an exterior pump to move conditioned air throughout the property.

2. Mini-Duct System

Mini-ducts are smaller than standard ductwork and can be more easily installed into older homes that don’t have room for traditional forced-air systems. With a diameter of only three inches wide, mini-ducts can be installed behind walls and above ceilings. Plus, mini-duct vents are small and won’t disrupt the beauty or historical integrity of your home.

3. Install Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can bring additional comfort to your house by creating air movement throughout your home. Unlike air conditioners, ceiling fans don’t require any ductwork. Instead, all they need is a source of electricity. Running a ceiling fan can reduce your home’s temperature by up to four degrees, providing a valuable reprieve from the stuffy summer weather.

AC Options for Older Homes

Cooling your older home just got a lot easier. At AAA Cooling Specialists, our product lineup includes several high-quality options for cooling down your house. If a traditional forced-air system doesn’t work, our knowledgeable team will help you choose the best option for your home and budget. Since 1979, we’ve provided Scottsdale residents with quality heating and cooling services, including installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement. Give us a call today to schedule your free cooling estimate.

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August 1, 2019 7:26 pm