Unico will be part of a May 15 ceremony celebrating Truman’s 125th birthday in Key West, Fla.

Former President Harry S. Truman’s favorite winter retreat in Key West, Fla., will be rededicated at a May 15 ceremony celebrating Truman’s 125th birthday.

Among those scheduled to be on hand, in addition to Truman’s grandson, will be officials from Unico Inc., whose small-duct, high-velocity HVAC system was installed as part of a restoration project at the 120-year-old, 9,000-square-foot property unofficially known as the “Little White House.”

Previous HVAC systems at the house had failed to perform effectively in the hot, humid year-round temperatures of the Florida Keys. Inability to control humidity and temperatures endangered the original furnishings and documents stored at the Little White House, which once served as a command headquarters for the U.S. Navy.

The Unico System, which was small enough to be installed without affecting the structure’s architectural integrity, was just what the Little White House needed, said Bob Wolz, the home’s executive director.

“I was already familiar with the Unico System and knew it was exactly what we needed to install at Truman House,” Wolz said. “We are extremely pleased with the system and have had numerous visitors ask for more information about how the system works.”

A south Florida Unico sales representative will be answering questions about the HVAC installation as part of the rededication ceremony.