The owner of this split-level home in Beverly, MA, had spent years using the existing oil heating system to heat the house. The oil heating system was excellent for heating the home during the freezing winters common in Massachusetts. However, the fall and springs were mild enough that running the entire oil heating system was expensive and inefficient.
Ultimately, the owner decided that a supplemental heating system would increase the efficiency of heating the home and reduce monthly costs during the months leading up to the cold winters ahead. Now, they just needed to find a system to provide the supplemental heating they required.
After some research, the homeowners found many five-star reviews about N.E.T.R., Inc.’s work in homes just like their own. Furthermore, N.E.T.R., Inc.’s status as the #1 Elite Diamond Dealer for Mitsubishi Electric ductless convinced the homeowners that we would be able to find a solution for them.
The Problem: This home’s existing oil heating system was perfect for the frigid temperatures of late winter but was expensive to run during the fall and spring when temperatures fluctuate.
The Solution: N.E.T.R., Inc. designed a supplemental heating system using energy-efficient Mitsubishi ductless ACs that will work with the existing oil heat to provide perfectly treated air all year long.
After meeting with the family and touring the home, the team at N.E.T.R., Inc. knew that a Mitsubishi ductless heating system would be ideal for this family. The ductless units can be installed to work in tandem with the existing oil heat to allow for precise control over the home’s heating. The entire supplemental heating system would require three indoor units and a single outdoor condenser, as well as refrigerant piping to get the treated air to the desired room.
The system would be unique in that it would incorporate a ducted unit in the attic and two ductless units in the living room and the basement. This design took advantage of the existing ductwork to increase the efficiency of the installation by using what was already installed. Instead of removing the ductwork, the N.E.T.R., Inc. team used it to conduct the air from the attic unit to the upper-level floors.
The attic unit was the only ducted Mitsubishi unit installed in this home. It was connected to the existing system to help provide supplemental heat to the upper rooms.
Outside, the outdoor condenser unit was installed on a concrete pad where it would be easy to access for maintenance but out of the way. This condenser features some of the most sophisticated, energy-efficient heating and cooling technology available on the market today. It operates by transferring the existing heat in the outdoor air through the piping, which heats it to the desired temperature. From there, it is pushed through the tubing, which is installed in the walls like electrical wiring, to the air handlers.
Each Mitsubishi ductless wall AC unit is installed with a simple mount and a small hole drilled into the wall behind it. This hole is where the tubing is connected to allow the air to pass through the unit. In this case, two ductless ACs were installed in the home. One was placed on the living room wall, while the other was mounted in the basement.
The homeowners also required the new system to be easy to control, so N.E.T.R., Inc. installed a Kumo cloud station to help the oil heating system, ducted unit, and ductless supplemental units to operate seamlessly. Now, the Mitsubishi ductless units will heat the home until the temperatures drop below 25 degrees Farenheight when the oil heating system kicks in.
These homeowners chose to add a supplemental heating system to their home to help save on their monthly energy bills and provide a more energy-efficient solution to heating their home. But, the benefits of choosing a Mitsubishi ductless system don’t stop there!
The family was able to apply for rebates because of how energy-efficient this system is and saved a total of $5,000 on this installation. This helped to offset the cost of the supplemental heating system so that they can see the savings in no time. The ductless units take approximately the same amount of energy to run as a lightbulb, so the family should notice huge savings this winter.
Additionally, the Mitsubishi ductless system is designed to provide both heating and cooling relief. Now, if the family experiences a scorching summer and their exiting AC can’t keep up, the Mitsubishi ductless ACs can help provide supplemental cooling.
All of the ductless units feature whisper-quiet technology so that the owners can enjoy the heat without talking over a noisy system. In fact, these units are so quiet that we’ve installed them in recording studios!
Is a Ductless System Right for You?
If you are struggling to stay within your budget during the winter months, thanks to expensive energy bills, we can help! You don’t have to settle for living in a home that leaves you cold in the winter while paying a fortune to heat your home. Instead, get the supplemental or replacement heating system you deserve with N.E.T.R., Inc.
We’ll help you find the right fit for your home so that you can stop shivering and start saving! Our energy-efficient Mitsubishi electric ductless HVAC systems offer heating and cooling solutions. See how we can help you make your house, apartment, or condo feel like home. Contact us today.