One of the challenges with an old house – how to run new HVAC ducting to replace old electric baseboards or in a few rooms no heat at all. Our solution: we decoupled the upper two floors from the lower by adding a new furnace in the attic loft and dropping ducting down to each room while the walls were open. We made it 4 zones – one for each floor, 2 zones on each furnace. It was a difficult installation with much custom ducting in order to create an even air flow across zones and work in tight spaces. In a new home you would plan for all this ducting to be placed easily and neatly out of the way in openings. Back in 1892, houses were heated with the fireplaces only. The new furnaces are controlled with wifi enabled tablets that monitor usage and even display the outside weather forecast.
The installers – Air Flow Pros (Jose Sandoval and his crew) were just awesome. Fast, quick to respond, creative and great work. They deserve the 145 five star reviews on Yelp.