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Is Spacepak Right for My Older Home?


Air Conditioning, Older Homes

Spacepal system being installed by HVAC technicians

If you own an older home in the Chicago North Shore area, odds are you’re more than a little familiar with how challenging it can be to keep the house consistently cool when temperatures rise. If it’s time to upgrade your existing air conditioning or if you’re installing AC for the first time, it’s worth considering investing in a climate-control system like Spacepak. Many experts agree it’s a terrific choice for vintage homes.

What Is Spacepak?

Spacepak air conditioning systems are high-velocity cooling systems made up of three components:

  1. Flexible ductwork
  2. An air handler
  3. A condensing unit

The 2-inch flexible ducts are pre-insulated and don’t require conspicuous or unsightly bulkheads or wall units. They can easily be fed through ceilings, floors, and walls, adapting to any home’s layout.

Is Spacepak Worth It?

At American Vintage Home, we believe it is. The small duct system has been changing the lives of people who live in older homes for over 70 years. The innovative system removes 30% more humidity than conventional central AC systems, saving you money by using less energy. The bottom line is that Spacepak is an affordable, effective way to provide air conditioning to your entire Chicago North Shore home during the hot summer months.

What Kinds of Homes Spacepak Is Best For?

The beauty of a Spacepak system is that it causes little disturbance or damage to your home during installation. The go-to AC system for older homes with radiant heating or that don’t have existing ductwork, the system’s seamless design blends in with any decor. Though small enough to fit in closets, attics, basements, or crawl spaces, the system is powerful enough to cool even the largest of vintage homes.

Is Spacepak Available in Stores?

Customers often ask if they can buy Spacepak themselves or if the system’s only available through a contractor. Spacepak relies on a nationwide network of qualified Certified Spacepak contractors to install its systems. That way, you’re ensured your unit’s being installed by a technician with extensive training and hands-on support.

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What Is the Life Span of a Spacepak System?

Wondering how long a Spacepak system typically lasts? Like all air conditioning systems, it can depend on whether you regularly maintain the equipment. That can include:

  • Routinely replacing air filters.
  • Inspecting and cleaning the evaporator coil at least once a year.
  • Cleaning the condensate drain.
  • Hiring a professional HVAC company to inspect and repair any problems, including low refrigerant or duct leakage.

While the average life span of an AC system is 10 to 15 years, some units can last 20 or 30 years or longer, depending on usage.

Choose American Vintage Home for Spacepak System Services

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Spacepak was the first high-velocity air conditioning system designed specifically for older homes not equipped for central air. It offers whisper-quiet operations and superior comfort with draft-free air delivery and is a preferred solution by quality-conscious contractors and homeowners.

As a certified Spacepak contractor, American Vintage Home can help you decide if a high-velocity AC system is the right choice for your North Shore home.

Contact us online or call us at (847) 999-4595 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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