HVAC Retrofitting: New Solutions for Older Spaces


Older homes, despite all their charm and beauty, can sometimes present challenges for homeowners, especially when it comes to HVAC installation. In many instances, HVAC retrofitting means installing central heating and air for the very first time, as many older homes were not originally built to include such comforts. At Chancey & Reynolds, we aim to make every HVAC installation as seamless as possible, no matter the age of the home.

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Assessing the Situation

To begin the retrofitting process, our professionals will first inspect and assess the current layout and infrastructure of your home. Whether or not there is an existing HVAC system or original ductwork, this is the perfect opportunity to assess your home’s insulation levels, get your ducts thoroughly cleaned, and mend any other air leaks. At Chancey & Reynolds, we believe in giving you the best bang for your buck and optimizing energy efficiency in your older home. We will only make recommendations for HVAC upgrades, replacements, and more if they are in your best interest, both short- and long-term.

Benefits of Retrofitting

HVAC retrofitting is incredibly beneficial in terms of improving the comfort of your home environment, having a filtration system improves indoor air quality, and most notably, drastically increasing your home’s value. Additionally, humidity control can substantially impact the longevity of original wood and other fixtures in your home.

Choosing the Right System

In the event that your home’s ductwork is outdated, nonexistent, or unworkable for modern HVAC installation, there are still options! Ductless mini-split systems are increasingly popular as they provide superior room-to-room climate control without any need for ductwork, or you can have modern ductwork installed in order to utilize traditional central heating and air.

Other factors to take into account when looking at HVAC systems are unit size, available space in the home, budget, and heating and cooling demands of your environment. The HVAC installation options that we offer at Chancey & Reynolds include central air conditioning, heat pumps, and ductless mini-split systems.

If you are looking for a complete modernization of your aging home, you may also consider installing smart thermostats in order to enhance the efficiency of your retrofit HVAC system. Smart thermostats have remote capabilities, allowing homeowners to schedule temperature settings, control energy usage, and keep tabs on the system’s overall performance. This is an appealing option for homeowners who travel, work outside of the home, or are simply energy-conscious and want to ensure their HVAC system is functioning at the top tier. Contact us today to discuss which of these may best fit your preferences and your home’s needs.

Professional Retrofitting at Chancey & Reynolds

When it comes to proper HVAC retrofitting, it is imperative to find a trusted professional to facilitate the installation process. Experienced professionals at Chancey & Reynolds will help properly size your HVAC system to the available space in your older home, and we will ensure that the retrofitting process is compliant with local building codes and your personal needs.

Chancey & Reynolds has served the Knoxville area for over 40 years, performing consistently as the #1 HVAC provider. Our reputation precedes us, and we take pride in customer satisfaction above all else. Our more than 15 certified professionals are honest, knowledgeable, experienced, and always available to answer any questions you may have about HVAC installation or retrofitting.

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