My parents have a classic 1925 bungalow in southwest Missouri. Approximately 1100 sq. ft. plus an unfinished 1/2 basement that is heated for storage and laundry. It is heated by the original coal burning furnace that was converted to gas at some point a long time ago. The original duct work is still in place, too which makes the unit resemble a huge octopus in the basement.
For cooling they have a window unit they run in the summer when needed.
Needless to say updating needs to occur for comfort and energy efficiency.
- Where does someone even start to get information? Do we just call HVAC dealers and have them come out to offer estimates?
- Are there considerations we should know about for older homes?
- Do certain companies/Brands specialize in systems for older homes?
- What questions do we need to ask a HVAC professional when they come out?
Any advice will be helpful. thanks.