HVAC Solution for Traditional and Historical Homes

As owners of traditional homes, we understand the need to be protective of any change or upgrade that might impact your home's architectural integrity. After all, most of you invested in a traditional home because of its charm and originality.

But preserving the original features shouldn't mean you are uncomfortable in the heat of summer and the coldest days of winter. Today's central heating and air conditioning systems can bring you that comfort at better efficiency than AC window units, baseboard heaters, and old furnaces. But the installation of conventional systems often requires adding soffits or drop ceilings to cover up the bulky ductwork, inevitably losing part of your home's charm.

So you may ask, "How can I get modern, more energy-efficient central air without disrupting my home's unique qualities?" A small-duct high-velocity system like the Unico System can be your answer. 

Small Duct System Benefits

Small duct systems are popular with preservationists and owners for retrofitting traditional homes built before the advent of central heating and air conditioning because of the unique benefits they offer. 

Unico small ducts systems have the following benefits:

  • Quiet
  • Provide draft-free, even temperatures
  • Remove more moisture
  • Require little-to-no remodeling
  • Blend into any décor

The most unique aspect of small duct systems is the flexible supply tubing that snakes throughout small areas. It delivers air via small, unobtrusive round or slotted outlets that can be painted, stained, or wallpapered to virtually disappear into the conditioned décor.

What does this mean for you?

It means you never have to compromise the character of your home for the comfort of central air conditioning or heating.

Whether your project is a traditional home or a historical gem a small duct system, like the Unico System, is a perfect solution for your home's HVAC needs.

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Real Life Historical Home Installation

The Unico System had the privilege of working on a central air installation project for the 170-year-old, historical Hemingway House in Key West, FL. Originally built in 1851 with a significant renovation in the 1930s, it turned the home into what we know today as a National Historic Landmark. See more on the Hemingway Home here.

Why Preservationists Choose the Unico System