The oil heating system in this 1900s home in North Andover, MA, did a decent job keeping the family comfortable during the colder months. However, the lack of a central air system meant the homeowners had no air conditioning in the summer.
Because of the size of the home, they knew window units would not be an option. Additionally, window ACs are incredibly inefficient and expensive to run. Another option that was out of the question was a ducted system, which would require massive renovations.
Because the owners wanted to keep their historic home intact, a ductless system with heating and cooling capabilities was the best option.
The Problem: This Victorian home in North Andover, MA, was built in the 1900s and was in need of some upgrades to keep the homeowners comfortable all year long. The oil heating system struggled to keep up, and there was no AC, leaving the family hot on summer days.
The Solution: N.E.T.R., Inc. designed a multi-zone system with an outdoor heat pump with cold climate capabilities to offer ductless heating and cooling relief throughout the home. This installation also preserved the natural beauty of the house.
Because preserving the home’s historic beauty was the priority in this design, the comfort specialists at N.E.T.R., Inc. knew that the Mitsubishi ductless system was a perfect fit. The outdoor heat pump would offer cold climate capability in addition to high-quality supplemental heating to the oil heat system.
The home’s interior needed five ductless wall units to provide the best comfort throughout the house. Each of these units would be mounted on the walls, out of the way, where they could give the best airflow throughout the space.
Lastly, the entire system would need individual remotes for each unit to offer the family precise control over every room of the house.
This beautiful Victorian home was in fantastic condition for the age of the house, so N.E.T.R., Inc. knew that maintaining that pristine curb appeal and the inviting interior was vital to this installation.
The project required five of the rooms to have Mitsubishi ductless wall units installed. Each of these ductless heating and cooling units will be connected to the outdoor heat pump via tubing. The tubing transfers the heated or cooled air from the heat pump to the interior ductless units.
The design of the tubing is not only more efficient at transferring the heated or cooled air through the home, but it is less invasive than standard ductwork. Instead of needing to install ductwork throughout the home, the comfort specialist simply ran the tubing through the walls like electrical wiring.
Outside the home, the Mitsubishi heat pump was mounted on a concrete pad, and all the tubing from the five interior units was connected. All the tubing was then covered with line-hide to create a seamless look on the home’s exterior.
This Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling system will vastly improve the comfort for this family in their house year-round. Now, they will be able to enjoy perfectly cooled air in the summer to help them sleep soundly in each of the bedrooms.
In the winter, the Mitsubishi ductless system will provide supplemental heating throughout the house. This addition will help them to save money using the existing oil heating system, which can get expensive to run.
Now, the homeowners will be able to ward off the chill with the ductless heating system and rely on the oil heat for additional heating when it is especially cold. Using the Mitsubishi ductless heat pump to lessen the strain on the oil heat system will help to extend the life of the oil heat system and ensure the family is never chilly.
Is a Ductless System Right for You?
Whether you are living in an apartment in downtown Boston or a 100-year-old home in North Andover, N.E.T.R., Inc. has seen it all! We offer state-of-the-art heating and cooling solutions for all types of homes. If you are tired of dealing with a heating system that leaves your bank account empty or a complete lack of cooling relief in the summer, we can help.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our ductless systems that can offer energy-efficient heating and cooling. We will help you find the perfect solution for your home.