What do you guys make of a house that is at least 80 years old, 2 1/2 storey and is a legal triplex. i.e. each storey is a separate apartment. The house is heated by a hydronic heating system, yet the real estate listing claims the existance of a heat pump.
I’m assuming there is no ducting system because of the hydronic heating and I wouldn’t think that there have been modifications made to the house to incorporate ducts to all floors. That being the case, how would a heat pump be incorporated into this house? Is it possible that there is an air handler that supplies heat / cooling to one floor (the one occupied by the owner of the house)?
If that is the case, wouldn’t it be difficult to control the temperature of the other floors (the thermostat is probably on the main floor and it would be reading the temperature of the heat provided by the boiler, plus the heat provided by the heat pump - so then the other 2 floors would be cold).
Without having actually seen the property yet, I’m trying to prepare for what I might run in to.
Your experiences would be appreciated.