This three-story, multi-family apartment in Wellington-Herrington, a neighborhood in Cambridge near Somerville, had a number of heating and cooling problems. Like many older homes that have been converted into apartments, each story of the house operated on individual heating and cooling systems, some of which were more efficient than others.
The owners of this apartment lived in the second story, which was heated with oil-fired heat radiators. The units above and below this one had gas heating. Additionally, the entire home had no central AC, so the tenets had to resort to using window ACs to stay cool during the summer. Unfortunately, with the increasingly hot summers and the drastically cold winters, this family was uncomfortable all year long. Not to mention, they were spending a fortune running their oil heaters, and their electric bills in the summer were outrageous from the window ACs.
Window air conditioners are notorious for being expensive to operate, especially in homes with no primary AC. Window units are also noisy, inefficient, block out the natural light, and are difficult to install and uninstall.
Finally, this family had enough, and they knew they could find a better heating and cooling solution for their apartment. They began researching ductless systems in Boston and the surrounding areas.
The Problem: This second-story apartment in a multi-family home had no central AC and used oil-fired radiators for winter heating. They were spending a fortune on energy bills and needed an efficient heating and cooling solution.
The Solution: N.E.T.R., Inc. installed an LG ductless heating and air conditioning system to provide quality temperature control all year long. They also installed a Kumo Cloud station for remote control of the system using an app on a smartphone.
After some research, the family decided to contact N.E.T.R. Inc., due to our years of experience provided quality HVAC installations throughout Boston and the surrounding areas. The family knew that N.E.T.R., Inc. would be able to design a perfect solution for their home.
Chip Moeckel, the project manager for this installation, met with the family to scout the site. After seeing the home, he proposed a two-zone LG ductless AC system with heating. One ductless unit would be installed in the kitchen, with another in the living room. This design would allow for optimal airflow throughout the home to provide treated air to every location.
Chip also proposed that the outdoor condenser unit for the system be installed on the right side of the home. This location would allow easy access for maintenance or repairs, limit the length of piping required for the install, and keep the unit out of sight.
Once the family agreed to the proposed system, Chip and his team got to work. Installing a ductless system is much easier than a centralized system, and it requires almost no construction.
Is a Ductless System Right for You?
If you are struggling to keep your home or business comfortable on the hottest or coldest days of the years, then it’s time to call N.E.T.R., Inc. We have years of experience helping families and businesses like you find lasting relief through ductless systems.
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