I had the same thing and upgraded to Forced Air and Heating, which I love. All Pro and No Con as far as I'm concerned. It keeps our home at a constant temp..no more sweltering hot summer days!
I would recommend that if you are going to upgrade that you include AC. It's something that buyers are looking for.
If the whioesaler cannot sell direct to you have them refer you to a top installer, they'll know who will be perfect for your job.
Have at least a couple of local HVAC contractors visit, assess the situation and give you their recommendations.
Pay close attention to the IRS requirements for tax credits related to upgrading your system to a high efficiency one that fits the profile and consider one that does.
Whatever you do, DO NOT jump into such a decision lightly; educate yourself and weigh especially:
When it comes to an old house, sometimes the 'path of least resistence' initially is not the best path long term. Research, research, research.
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