The average year round temperature in Plano, Texas, fluctuates from a high of ninety-five to a low of thirty-five degrees.
There is the risk of floods and tornadoes.
We experience heat, humidity and even a trace of snow. Because of the wide variations of weather, it’s necessary to outfit my home with both a heating and a cooling system. The cost of indoor temperature control adds up to approximately fifty percent of the household energy usage. We switch between running the heater to starting the cooling unit with very little break in-between. This makes insulation and ventilation extremely important. We need powerful and energy efficient equipment. My house in Plano was constructed in the early eighteen hundreds. It was not outfitted with conventional ductwork, making it nearly impossible to incorporate a whole-home system. When we first purchased the property, we attempted to get by with window air conditioners, box fans, overhead fans and electric baseboard heaters. The living environment felt chilly all winter and overheated all summer. The window units blocked the view and looked very attractive. The fans stirred up dust, and I felt that the baseboard heaters were a safety risk. I finally consulted with a local Plano HVAC contractor. The technician recommended investing into a high-velocity heating/cooling system. This type of system is specifically designed to retrofit into older homes without requiring remodeling and causing damage. The beauty of a high-velocity system is the mini-ducts. They are only two inches in diameter and flexible enough to snake through existing walls. They accommodate studs, plumbing and electric wires and connect to six-inch diameter round vents that allow flexibility of location. The high-velocity system has been such a huge improvement. We now have a comfortable home all year round.