The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 16, 2020

Many older homes weren’t built with a central duct system that can be used by an air conditioner to provide house-wide cooling. If your home doesn’t have a central HVAC system, you have many other options for keeping the interior of your home comfortable and safe.

1. Use Passive Cooling Techniques

Keeping your home from heating up each day is important. Direct rays of the sun will heat air up quickly, and they should be kept out of your home whenever possible. Having quality shades and blinds is a great way of preventing the sun’s energy from getting into your home. Planting trees around your windows can also block the sun’s rays. Awnings are highly effective at blocking sun from getting in through windows.

2. Install a Fan

Turning a fan on can keep the air in your home circulating and provide a nice breeze. Both ceiling fans and individual room fans are effective ways to keep warm air mixing with the cool.

3. Get a Ductless Mini-Split System

If you need to cool your home even more, a ductless mini-split system could be the right solution for your needs. These energy-efficient units mount directly to the upper walls of various rooms in your home. They can cool large quantities of air without using much energy. At Innovative Mechanical, LLC, we can help you choose the make and model of mini-split system that would be right for your Marietta needs.

Skilled HVAC Professionals

Innovative Mechanical, LLC is committed to offering high-quality heating and cooling repair, replacement and tune-up services in Marietta. Our team can also help with humidifiers, dehumidifiers, wine cellars, solar systems and tankless water heaters. We offer 24/7 availability for emergency repairs when issues need to be fixed as quickly as possible. Our NATE-certified technicians are highly experienced, and we work with ENERGY STARĀ®-certified products. Our team has more than 50 years of combined experience. Call Innovative Mechanical, LLC today to learn more about how we can serve your needs anywhere in or near Marietta, GA.