Contact Us Call Now Book Now
Google Rating
4.9
Based on 520 reviews

SAVE TIME

Skip the Call

SCHEDULE NOW 

DRAKE MEMBERS

The Fountain of Youth

TUNE-UP/SERVICE 

NEW TO DRAKE

The Fountain of Youth

LEARN MORE 

Retrofitted HVAC Systems: What you need to know

Duckwork 1024x683 1

Sometimes, you “just can’t help falling in love” with an older house. And with it, often comes older appliances – including the HVAC system.

Your new-to-you home may have passed inspection with flying colors, but sooner or later those old parts will need significant repair or replacement.

Or, you can chuck the whole lot for an entirely new system.

Which is your best option? This is where HVAC system retrofitting comes in.

What is retrofitting?

Unlike having to shop for a new heating and cooling system, retrofitting means updating parts from within an older system so they are new, more contemporary, smaller and more efficient.

In the past, this meant moving ductwork and even cutting holes into floors and walls to accommodate.

But technology has changed in the heating and cooling industry, and there are many ways industry professionals like Drake Heating & Air can retrofit a system with much less invasiveness to the structure of a home, and with much less cost.

One example is a ductless mini-split system with essentially two parts: an indoor air handling unit, and an outside condenser. The indoor unit is mounted to the wall or ceiling, with a refrigerant line connecting it to the outside condenser.

You can read more about ductless mini-split systems from this Family Handyman article.

How will retrofitting save money?

Retrofitting your HVAC system will save money over buying an entirely new system because there are fewer parts and less installation labor. And, retrofitting will most definitely save you money over keeping your existing system and bandaging its broken wounds through the years.

Most important in factoring the value vs. cost for retrofitting is the energy savings. In the case for a ductless mini-split system, because it’s ductless you’re not losing conditioned air like you do in typical duct systems…which can be as much as 30 percent.

When you’re ready to take the step toward retrofitting your older HVAC system, turn to the Dayton experts in heating and cooling and call Drake at (937) 472-0640 , or contact us online.

» «

Read Our Reviews!

Casey Kronour
Casey Kronour
22:46 03 Dec 21
As a first time home owner I had no clue what Kevin was talking about but he took the time to explain everything and show me what was wrong. When we were going over the paperwork he wasn’t pushy about using his service but explained why it was a good idea to get the furnace replaced and the advantages of going with drake
CMM King
CMM King
15:50 01 Dec 21
Technician was courteous and smart, worked quickly, completed the service and explained all his findings.
Larry Cook
Larry Cook
14:05 01 Dec 21
Dusty was friendly and easy to talk to and understand.
BOOK APPOINTMENT 

DAYTON

Franklin

Farmersville

Middletown

Germantown

Springboro

Brookville

Englewood

Bellbrook

Trotwood

Drexel

Clayton

Union

Miamisburg

West Carrolton

Moraine

Fairborn

Midway

New Lebanon

Phillipsburg

Tipp City

Vandalia

West Milton

Xenia

Dayton

Beavercreek

North West Dayton

Wright Patterson


EATON

College Corner

Oxford

Somerville

West Elkton

Arcanum

Castine

Camden

Eaton

Eldorado

Gratis

Lewisburg

New Madison

New Paris

Verona

West Alexandria

West Manchester


SPRINGFIELD

Donnelsville

Enon

Springfield

New Carlisle

Yellow Springs

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 520 reviews
Nearby Now Reviews
4.9
Based on 2406 reviews
Drake Heating & Air | HVAC Repair Insatllation OKlahoma