If you live in a home that has a boiler in it, you may face challenges when it comes to cooling your home during the warm weather months. Due to the fact that your home does not have pre-existing ductwork, the options that you have for cooling your home are limited. Even though there are hurdles in your path to having a cool home, all hope is not lost. There are quite a few options available to help avoid having a home that feels like a steam bath this summer.
If you only have one or two rooms to keep cool in your house, a window unit is a potential choice for you. Small window units cost up to $200 and they are easy to install in the window area of any room in your home. The downside to window units is they can block you from seeing out of your window and they do tend to be noisy.
Attic Air Systems
An attic air system involves an outdoor condenser and an attic-based air handler. Even though it can cool more rooms than window units, you will have to have ductwork installed in your home so the air can properly move from one room to the next. This type of system can be very beneficial to you because the system will be in your attic which means that it will not take up space in the rest of your home and it will not make the rest of your home look untidy either. The only part of this system that does not look good is the ducts. As long as you get the system the routine maintenance that it needs, it will continue to keep your home cool.
High Velocity Systems
High-velocity systems are a lot like the attic air system because they use an outdoor condenser and an air handler in the highest level of your home. The biggest difference is the way they deliver the cool air. Instead of the air being spread through your house through its ductwork, the air is circulated throughout it by the means of small rubber tubes. These systems save space as the tubes are less intrusive than ductwork. Just like the name suggests, the air it puts out travels through a home quickly. The downside of these systems is that they tend to be the most costly form of cooling a home.
Ductless Mini Splits
This method of cooling a home with a boiler in it is often the most cost-effective way to cool a home. Ductless mini split will provide you with a combination of the best features of the systems that have been previously mentioned. An example of this is that these units can be placed above a doorway or in other high places where they will not take away from the beauty of your home. Another benefit of ductless mini split systems is that they operate efficiently and in a quiet manner. They also have an outdoor condenser and indoor handler, but since they do not have any ducts, they are easy to take care of.
Having one or a combination of these systems will help you keep your home cool in the warm weather months. For more information about cooling your Central Texas home, or to speak to an HVAC professional, contact AirOne Heating & Air Conditioning, located in San Marcos, TX.