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08-26-2012, 05:07 PM #1
Standard split, high velocity, or ductless...
My wife & I bought a 60 year old house back in November with no AC. The first HVAC improvement is replacing the ancient boiler with a new one (installing next week). I am going to install AC soon but am undecided on what type of system I should go with. I have a full unfinished basement & walk up attic. I was going to go the ductless route but am now leaning toward the high velocity. When I talked to the guys at the shop, they were split 3 ways almost dead even. So my question is what would you put in & why? I am going to be cooling 3 bedrooms + living/dining rooms & kitchen. Just want some outside perspective.
08-26-2012, 07:13 PM #2Professional Member*
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- The Quad-Cities area (midwest).
Personally, I don't care for the ductless route look. There is no way my wife would tolerate a "box" on every wall.
08-26-2012, 07:41 PM #3
We've always used conventional ducts. Remember, cold air falls so you don't need many runs on the 1st floor to cool it. Can drop a few through 2nd floor closets. Return in the 2nd floor ceiling as the hot air will rise. High velocity is expensive stuff and kills SEER.
Let's see a before & after of your boiler job!
08-26-2012, 09:37 PM #4
It's a single floor house. Will do on the before & after shots. I currently have an American Standard oil boiler converted to natural gas....AKA - the CO bomb. I worked out a deal with a local scrapper, He's going to haul it away & the old oil tank for free, he just wants the 150 gallons of oil left in it. As far as I can tell it's about 15 year old oil. I will be handing him my card on the way out. (yes, I warned him not to use it)
08-27-2012, 06:14 AM #5
That is a good deal!
Single floor I'd certainly go conventional duct. You can get high SEER variable speed for less than a SEER killer HV.
08-27-2012, 06:05 PM #6Regular Guest
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Conventional, even with a drain pan and oveflow switch, I know I'd rather have somthing that can produce so much water in my basement.