I called an HVAC company a good friend had recommended to see what they could do to help me.
We have always done things a bit differently. Our home is no different. My family lives in what once an old retail building from the 50’s. When we purchased it we had great plans to renovate the thing completely. But, our budget didn’t end up allowing to get as far down the renovation road as we had hoped. So, there were some tough choices that had to be made. The first compromise was the heating and cooling system. We actually thought we could get by with the existing HVAC system. The system was an old central air unit and a massive boiler for heat. Both of the heating and cooling components worked but were vastly out of date. Turns out they were vastly inferior as well. The summers here are hot and humid. But, there are no ducts leading to the second floor and that is where my kids bedrooms are. I plugged in some old window air conditioning units but they barely made a dent in the heat. My kids were just sweltering and not sleeping at all through the night. My children are tough kids with great spirits but I could see the heat upstairs was getting to them. I called an HVAC company a good friend had recommended to see what they could do to help me. I was so pleased when this HVAC company came up with an answer on the very first visit. They suggested we install a mini split unit for the upstairs. These heating and cooling units don’t require any ductwork at all to do the job. We have had the mini splits for a week now and my children could not be happier with the results.