I own a historical home in Orland Park, Illinois.
It is located in Orland Park’s oldest neighborhood and within the historic center of the Village.
It was built in 1880, more than a decade before the village was officially incorporated. The house is 2,800 square-feet and features four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Over the years quite a few interior renovations have added modern amenities. The kitchen includes new cabinets, appliances and countertops. Several bay windows were added in the early twentieth century. Unfortunately, the house lacks conventional ductwork. The style of construction doesn’t provide sufficient space for it. The installation would totally compromise the architectural integrity and charm. Plus, the project would require hume demolition and create extensive mess and expense. However, the weather in Orland Park is severe almost year round. When we first moved in, we attempted to get by with window air conditioners, box fans and an assortment of electric baseboard heaters. The living space was freezing cold all winter and hot and sticky throughout the summer. About a year ago, we learned about high-velocity heating and cooling. This style of system was developed specifically to retrofit into older homes without disruption. The beauty of a high-velocity system is the mini-ducts. They are only two-inches in diameter and flexible enough to route through existing walls. They accommodate studs, plumbing and electrical outlets and connect to circular vents that are only six-inches across. The vents can be placed just about anywhere. The air handler is compact enough to fit into a closet. We are delighted to finally have whole-home temperature control.
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