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Any temperature anywhere
Need to heat a room? Or cool it? Or both? Mini-splits are the solution for you. These ductless systems operating like a traditional air conditioner to provide cooling, then run in reverse to provide heating. It's an efficient and economical option to control the room temps in all seasons.
Complete HVAC solution in one device
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central HVAC units and vastly better at cooling than window units.
Choose Which Rooms to Heat and Cool
With central heating and cooling systems, you don’t really have much control over choosing which rooms to heat and cool. This results in inefficient energy consumption, as you'll likely be paying to heat and cool rooms that you don’t use.
A ductless mini-split heat pump solves these problems by providing full control over the temperature in every room of your home. Specifically, you can:
Reduce Allergens with air-filtration
Indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality. A great deal of that is due to the dust, pollen, pet dander, and bacteria that settles into your air ducts and then gets blown around. You can change the filter on your system regularly and still experience high amounts of dust and bacteria, particularly if condensation is present in the ducts or registers. With a ductless mini-split system, you can:
Eliminate the Need for Ductwork
Ductwork is responsible for transporting heated or cooled air from the central unit to each room in the home. Installation can be expensive and messy, requiring large, bulky ductwork to be built into walls and ceilings.
Another high cost comes from the inefficient operation as the result of energy lost due to holes, leaks, and gaps in duct connections. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that this can be as much as 20 to 30 percent of the air moving through a duct system--which amounts to 20 30 percent more in costs. Over time, the insulation on your ductwork can also fall away, decreasing your system’s efficiency and performance.
A mini-split heat pump system can solves these problems with a ductless solution. By using thin, flexible hoses to connect the interior and exterior units, a ductless mini-split makes for a clean and quick installation. And the performance is much more efficient without the problem of energy loss.
Eliminate space heaters and AC window units
Space heaters and AC window units are inconvenient ways of supplementing heating and cooling. Not only are they loud and ugly, but their energy performance is inefficient and expensive to operate. A mini-split heat pump solves all these problems:
Mass Save® $10k Rebate with 0% Financing
Thanks to huge Mass Save incentives, the cost of a ductless mini-split heat pump system has been dramatically reduced.
When you install a high-efficiency ductless mini-split heat pump, you can get up to $10,000 back in rebates from Mass Save. In addition, you could be eligible for a zero percent interest financing with the Mass Save Heat Loan.
In addition, you can get even more energy savings with a no-cost Mass Save Home Energy Assessment. In addition to providing free energy saving devices, you'll discover all the rebates and incentives available to you through Mass Save.
This best deal makes now the best time to add a ductless mini-split heat pump system to your home.
Trusted Service With Maximum Savings
Working with a trusted mini split HVAC expert like Home Mechanics will ensure that your home is equipped with the right ductless mini-split system to deliver comfort in all seasons. From summer's heat to winter's cold, you'll be able dial in the perfect temperature in every room.
The other advantage to working with us is that we'll deliver you the lowest with the maximum incentives. We know all the Mass Save® rebates and will take care of all the paperwork so you don't have to.
Ready to enjoy the perfect temperature at the perfect price? We're ready to help.
Do heat pumps work at extremely low temperatures?
Yes, heat pumps can function at extremely low temperatures. Previously, some heat pumps performed better in cold climates than others. However, thanks to technological advances, most heat pumps on the market today can keep you and your family warm on even the coldest of Boston winter days.
Why didn't heat pumps always work well in cold climates?
Most heat pumps today work well in extremely cold climates. However, this was not always the case.
Why? Because heat pumps simply transfer outdoor heat indoors rather than heating homes or office buildings. Heat pumps are extremely efficient because they do not generate new heat by burning fuel.
Certain older types of heat pumps struggle to perform efficiently when it's cold outside. This is because moving heat from a cold area (outside) to a warmer location (inside) takes more energy. This could be a problem because the heat pump would need to constantly move heat into the house to keep it comfortable.
Fortunately, many newer heat pumps have improved their ability to withstand cold temperatures. Below, learn how heat pump technology has evolved to perform well in even the coldest climates and how to select the right heat pump for your home.
Which heat pump works best in cold climates?
AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
The most common type of heat pump is an air-source heat pump. They heat the house or office building with outside air.
Air-source heat pumps were once thought to be inefficient in cold weather. This is due to the fact that the colder the air outside, the more difficult it is for the heat pump to find heat to transfer into the home.
However, technology for air-source heat pumps has improved significantly in recent years, and this equipment now performs well in extreme climates. Several components of the air-source heat pump have been improved, such as coil design, electric motor, and two-speed compressor designs.
The following technological advancements have contributed to improved performance in cold weather:
These are just a few of the advancements that make air-source heat pumps an efficient and cost-effective option, even in Boston's freezing winters.
DUCTLESS MINI-SPLIT HEAT PUMPS
A type of air-source heat pump is the ductless mini-split heat pump. This system is ideal for homes with non-ducted heating systems such as radiant panels and space heaters. They may also be viable for rooms or homes where adding or installing new ducts would be impractical.
The benefits of ductless, mini-split heat pumps include their small size and ability to heat and cool individual rooms, a process known as zoning, which saves energy.
How to Select the Best Heat Pump for Your Home
Research can provide you with a basic understanding of your heat pump options. Even if you've decided on the type of heat pump you want, you should still investigate the various features to determine exactly what you want for your home.
For example, if you are considering an air-source heat pump, you should think about the following:
CONTACT A HEAT PUMP SPECIALIST
General information about heat pumps can be obtained through research. However, if you have specific questions about how a particular system might work in your home, you should speak with a heating contractor who specializes in heat pump installation and maintenance.
Begin by contacting us to discuss which heat pump could keep your Boston home warm and cozy this winter at a fraction of the cost.
Are you looking to work with an experienced team of HVAC technicians? Call Home Mechanics for your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical needs or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always ready to provide you with the best HVAC solutions.
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FAQ / Tips
A mini split can cool a large house – over 3,000 square feet - if the equipment has the appropriate BTU rating. Depending on factors like geographic location, ceiling height, insulation depth and the extent of windows, you can expect to need 25 to 60 BTUs per square foot of living space.
The installation process for a mini split system is much easier than that of a traditional system. In fact, most DIY systems follow a 3 step process of:
Installing the condenser (outside)
Running pre-charged refrigerant lines through a 3-inch hole in the exterior wall
Installing the air handlers (indoors), attaching the refrigerant lines
The cost to install your ductless air conditioning system will depend on several different factors. First, there is the cost of your outdoor unit, which can depend on both the model you select and the unit’s efficiency. More efficient units, obviously, will be more expensive. The number of indoor units that you need will also determine the overall costs of your system. As the number of air handlers increases, so will the installation cost.