I love the unique charm of my older home. It features the original hardwood floors, moldings, doors as well as banisters. The big windows allow in a good deal of sunlight as well as offer a beautiful view however also leak air. The high ceilings trap heat as well as cause temperature stratification. The air duct was designed before various renovations were completed. The layout of the supply as well as return vents doesn’t accommodate the current floorplan properly, however for various years, we struggled with the upstairs living rooms feeling overheated as well as sticky as well as the living room feeling cold. With a single control unit, there was no way to target unique rooms. I looked into updating to zone control, however the air duct couldn’t support it. There was no way my partner as well as I were willing to destroy the architectural integrity of our condo by breaking down walls as well as ceilings as well as installing a whole new duct system. I finally got sleepy of using window air conditioning systems, box fans as well as portable electric heating systems to compensate. I did some research as well as discovered ductless heat pumps. This provided the ideal solution. A ductless system consists of an outdoor compressor that links by way of a narrow conduit to various indoor air handlers. The replacement required little more than a three-inch hole in an exterior wall as well as created no mess or disruption. The air handlers are lightweight, compact as well as mounted up high on the wall, They operate quietly as well as provide both heating as well as cooling. Because each air handler features an independent control unit, we’re able to customize the temperature in each individual room. The ductless system allows zone control, provides energy efficient performance as well as has significantly improved the comfort of the home.