When my hubby plus I purchased a historical property in Orland Park, my buddy and I were delighted by the hardwood floors, doors, molding plus staircase… We looked forward to sitting on the wide back porch plus enjoying the view of a pond with ducks.
We didn’t realize some of the particular difficulties of a historical home, but our property was built in the 1760’s plus retains multiple of the original features.
We soon realized that the electric wires plus panel weren’t up to code, plus there was rarely more than a single outlet per room… The old plumbing caused concerns with water pressure, drainage plus water quality. One of our largest challenges was temperature control. The property has no conventional air duct, and in Orland Park, the weather is dire just about year round. We deal with uneven temperatures in the high eighties plus excessive humidity in the summer! During the winter, sub zero uneven temperatures aren’t a surprise. The wind chill makes conditions feel much colder plus my buddy and I set records for snow accumulation, and spring plus fall are unpredictable, providing anything from torrential downpours, hail plus high winds to intense heat. Trying to get by without centralized heating plus cooling was horrible. The former owners had used a collection of window a/cs, box fans plus electric baseboard heaters. With one electrical outlet per room, this was especially inconvenient, and plus, our property was overheated plus sticky for half the year plus frigid for the other half. I constuled with a local Heating, Ventilation plus A/C company in Orland Park plus learned about the opportunity of high-velocity heating plus cooling. This type of system utilizes bendy mini-ducts that were able to be routed through our plaster walls without causing disfigurement.