Ductless For Older Homes


Ductless For Older Homes

cheerful leprechaun with treasureYou bought your home because you fell in love with the old-style architecture, the one-of-a-kind woodworking and the meticulousdetails.  What you discovered, though, was that adding ductwork wasn’t an option.  “That’s fine,” you thought.  “I’ll give up central air conditioning to have a house like this.”  Now, though, you’re wondering if there’s any way you can ditch the window air conditioners (they’re so bulky and obstruct the view!) and still be comfortable in the summer.

You’re not alone in your desire for an alternative to sweating it out during sweltering summers.  A quick drive through historic neighborhoods in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Harrisburg, etc. reveals thousands of older homes.  Many, like the popular Cape Cod style, are simply not conducive to having central air retrofitted.

Fortunately, they are perfect for ductless air-conditioning systems.

Over the past few years, we have installed thousands of these ductless units, often referred to as “mini split-systems”.  They have two main components: an indoor air-handling unit, and an outdoor condenser/compressor.  (The indoor/outdoor units are linked by a line.) Homeowners rave about them, citing numerous advantages including:

  • The ability to cool (or heat) zones of the house while leaving other zones untouched.
  • An affordable alternative to paying for yards and yards of ductwork to be added to the house.
  • Allergen filtration systems ideal for those who have severe allergies or asthma.
  • A sleek, space-saving design that unobtrusively fits into almost any décor.
  • Minimal environmental impact, quick installation and lengthy warranties.

What seems to surprise the public the most is how fast we can install a ductless unit!  Within hours, we can hand homeowners the remote, show them how to take care of the system, and be on our way.  Within 24 hours, they can be in control of the interior temperature of their beautiful houses.

The benefits to these ENERGY STAR®, whisper-quiet systems go on and on, and they’re why we jumped on the ductless bandwagon as soon as possible.  Our goal was to be the region’s premier provider of ductless, thereby enabling our customers to enjoy their dream homes even more.  Consequently, we set out to educate the public on ductless units, as well as to offer incentives (see the coupon on this page.)

If you’ve ever wanted to have air conditioning but have been told it is “impossible”, contact SECCO Home Services at 717-470-8201 to discuss ductless.  We’ll give you the straight scoop on how to stay cool this year and for the years to come without having to change the structure or appearance of your beloved home.

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