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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.