May 31, 2016
Unico is proud to partner with Bob Vila to offer a sweepstakes with a grand prize of a weekend getaway to Key West, Florida! The trip includes behind-the-scenes, private tours of the famous Hemingway Home & Museum, and the Harry S. Truman Little White House. Both museums feature the Unico System!
The Hemingway museum recently installed the system, and the curator told us it’s been a great relief for visitors, especially in the hottest months of the summer, when at least one tourist fainted every week or so during the tour.
The curator and board had wanted to install air conditioning for many years, but strict architectural rules from the local historical preservation organization prevented this from happening. Central air wouldn’t work because it would require the build-out of soffits for the ductwork, which would disrupt the architectural integrity of the home. Window units were out of the question since Hemingway lived there in the 1930s, well before the advent of air conditioning. Again, it would mar the original building architecture and be an inaccurate representation of the home as it was used by Hemingway and his family.
Now the museum has central air, the small ducts hidden away in wall cavities and above ceilings. Small wood outlets evenly deliver the air throughout the home.
Click here for more details on the contest and to enter for a chance to win!