Eichler

Do you own an Eichler home?
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Eichler homes are experiencing a resurgence in popularity and with the ages of these homes ranging from 40 to 64 years, the integral-radiant-floor-heating-system is, in many cases, in need of repair or replacement. Replacing integral-radiant-floor-heating can be very costly and disruptive to the homeowner and may not be practical.

Eichler Home

Alternative HVAC Solutions can provide an innovative ductless heating/cooling system from Mitsubishi that is ideal for Eichler and other mid-century modern homes. This simple, seamless solution can be installed with minimal alteration of the beautiful architectural aspects of an Eichler home and without the need for a costly disruption to the original integral slab radiant system.

At Alternative HVAC Solutions we have factory trained and certified technicians who can replace your existing floor slab-based HVAC system ductless mini-split system from Mitsubishi.

  • Mitsubishi’s ductless configurations free up valuable interior space so you can enjoy more usable floorspace.
  • Mitsubishi VRF and smaller split systems save energy, while providing a high degree of comfort through their zoning capabilities. Zones or rooms can be designed to exact needs, taking into account occupancy and solar gain parameters. Indoor units can be controlled to operate only in those occupied areas that need conditioning; indoor units in vacant areas can be turned off. By conditioning only the occupied areas, heating or cooling capacity is not wasted.
  • These units provide easy installation, simple service and longer warranties. Although, with Mitsubishi’s industry-leading reliability record, you won't have to worry much about that.
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Who was Eichler and what are Eichler homes?
Joseph Eichler was a northern California visionary before anyone had coined the term "silicon valley". His modern residential designs commonly called "Eichler" featured glass walls and open floor-plans. They featured flat and/or low-sloping A-Framed roofs, spartan facades with clean geometric lines and few, if any, street facing windows.

The interiors were as innovative as the exteriors. They were airy and unconventional and featured exposed post-and-beam construction and the ceilings had tongue and groove decking that followed the roofline. They were among the first to be designed with concrete slab floors with integral radiant heating. There were over 11,000 homes built by Joseph Eichler and his company in northern California between 1950 and 1974.

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