Oil heat is great, especially with prices what they are these days, but often homes with traditional oil burners will have some rooms that are warm and toasty, while others are less comfortable.
Many homes with oil heat do not have central air, and folks have typically depended on window units to get through the hottest days of summer. For our homeowners in this Reading, MA colonial, they found that their family room and master bedroom were just not as comfortable as they would have liked.
It just never seems to be comfortable everywhere, and it’s amazing how debates over thermostat settings can cause family strife.
In order to solve this problem, we knew that adding additional zones of heating and cooling would solve this problem simply and economically. By installing a Mitsubishi ductless mini split air conditioner, we could easily create multiple zones of comfort that can be adjusted independently, allowing the homeowners to adjust the temperature to their level of comfort, just where they needed it most using a remote control!
Our homeowners wanted to be comfortable in the rooms they used most without heating space that wasn’t being used, wasting money.
A Mitsubishi mini split installation was an obvious solution for efficient, quiet cooling, and the new incredibly efficient Hyper Heat system would also add heat on demand for those hard-to-heat spots throughout the home.
By designing a two-zone ductless HVAC system, the homeowners made sure that different areas of their home could be adjusted to maximize comfort without adjusting the overall temperature of the home, giving them maximum control where they needed it.
While the old oil-based radiator system remains in place, this two-zone ductless solution allows customization. The bedroom can be toasty while the family room, or they might want a little extra cooling during the day in the sunny family room. Zones allow this customization of temperatures, easily and efficiently, making sure there are no more arguments or “one-size fits all” heating and cooling. That’s comfort and convenience that will give these homeowners many more years of comfort in their beautiful Reading location.
Saving Money with CEC and Mass Save Rebates
Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning is part of the Massachusetts Mass Save program, and many homes like this can qualify for rebates with installation. Due to the energy efficient technology involved, rebates issued for systems like this because they are helping out the environment, and can help you save significant money on traditional heating with fossil fuels, like the oil-burning system in this home. There are still rebates available, so if you are interested in this type of energy efficient equipment as well, be sure to ask your comfort specialist about what sort of rebates would apply.
So just to recap the key points of this particular home:
- The home owners now have a comfortable, quiet solution to heat and cool the most-used areas of their home.
- No removal or replacement of equipment was necessary, and the new equipment is installed out of the way. The two-zone system with one outdoor unit is a cost-effective way to deliver maximum comfort with a small footprint.
A Great Investment
This kind of installation is going to help our homeowners with a few things. They can still use their current system to heat in the winter, but the pinpoint adjustments available with the ductless system will allow them, for the first time, to have finer control over the temperature in individual areas to maximize comfort, something we all want. This installation will also provide much needed ductless air conditioning, making spring and summer much more comfortable in all the important, high-traffic areas, maximizing comfort. No removal of an old system was necessary.
This technology will also help save money on energy bills, being that it is an energy efficient solution, something we all can use!
The warranty on all qualifying systems installed after April 1, 2015 has recently been extended to 12 years! Click here to see the details.