Hello, I’m Josh Savage, Owner of Hero Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.
We specialize in home cooling services for all makes and models of air
conditioning equipment. I want to explain options for air conditioning
systems for homes with radiators, baseboard, steam or hot water heating.
WE GET SOME PRETTY HOT DAYS IN MINNESOTA IN THE SUMMER TIME, THERE ARE
OPTIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS WITHOUT AIR DUCTS TO GET AN AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY COMFORTABLE
Hero’s Air Conditioning Services can help you with any of the options
available. The right system for home depends primarily on your needs,
your homes architecture and your budget. The basic 3 options for homes
without traditional air duct work are:
- Install larger, traditional ductwork in your home and cover all or most of the house with a traditional central
air conditioning unit. This option can work well in homes with unfinished
attic spaces and homes with unfinished, easy to access areas. It can be
more more cost effective than the following options, but only if access
to key areas is easily available.
- A high velocity small duct system that can cover the entire home and will require much less construction
of soffets to contain traditional duct work as explained in option 1.
It integrates easier in to the house because the duct work is much smaller
than traditional air ducts. High velocity systems are typically installed
in the attic and small ducts are run throughout the home. We have been
successful incorporating these systems in to vintage homes that may have
tricky or challenging architectural situations.
- A mini split system. A mini split air conditioning system has a unit that hangs inside the
home on a wall that looks like a picture frame and also has a unit outside
the home. The two units communicate together to cool specific areas in
your home. Multiple units can be combined to cover larger areas or an
WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONAL ADVANTAGES OF A MINI SPLIT-AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
VERSUS A SMALL DUCT – HIGH VELOCITY SYSTEM?
The architecture of your home and your budget are factors in what air conditioning
system for your hot water heated home will be best for you. The options
discussed above have different price points and vary in effectiveness.
Option 1 (install traditional duct work) requires more carpentry to build
soffets for large air ducts but can easily cover an entire home. Option
2 (high velocity, small duct system) is very effective and can cover your
entire home but can be the most expensive. Option 3 (mini split system)
can be installed to cool specific areas or multiple pieces of equipment
can cover your entire home. It is the most flexible on a cost / effectiveness basis.
COSMETIC DIFFERENCES IN THE EQUIPMENT (TRADITIONAL DUCTS VERSUS MINI-SPLIT
VERSUS SMALL DUCT – HIGH VELOCITY) MINIMALLY ALTER THE LOOK OF THE
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME
I have a 1938 Tudor style story and half in the Como Park, St. Paul area.
I have a passion for old homes and I have passion for how important the
aesthetics are, that’s why I bought the home I live in. Most old
home, homeowners have that same feeling. We’ve (Hero Air Conditioning
Services) gotten really good at integrating these air conditioning systems
in to older, vintage homes with hot water heating with minimal alteration
to architectural integrity.
THE VISUAL IMPACT ON YOUR HOME DEPENDS ON THE OPTION THAT FITS YOUR SITUATION
Sometimes we may use multiple systems to cool the entire house and sometimes
the homeowner may only be looking to cool certain parts of the house for
budget reasons. We’re able to install most systems for customers
in 1 to 2 days. For the most part you will barely notice we were there
except the addition of some duct work in the back of a closet or some
small soffet additions here and there. We keep the intrusion on your home
minimal and the air outlets are the only visible sign that we have installed
your air conditioning system. We will supply photos of installations and
actual equipment (air duct samples and mini split heads) on your request
so you can understand what the visual alterations the system will have
on your home.
HERO HEATING AND AIR SPECIALIZES IN THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF AIR
CONDITIONING SYSTEMS FOR VINTAGE HOMES WITH HOT WATER HEATING
I invite you to contact us for a free in-home consultation for cooling
options for your home. We will come to your home at a convenient time
for you. We’ll listen to your wants and concerns. We’ll give
you a complete and thorough proposal for your equipment and installation.
We’ll answer all your questions and guarantee the pricing for the
project as outlined in our proposal and we will guarantee the equipment
and our work in writing.