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If you are looking for a reliable heating system to keep you warm during the cold months, you have a variety of options available to you. Many homeowners are turning to ductless HVAC because they can provide a home with comfortable heating without the need for a single foot of ductwork. 

For older homes where there is no room to install a central heating system or for newer construction where the property owner wants to save space, a ductless heating system offers an energy-efficient solution. 


How Ductless Heating Works

Ductless heating systems are a type of heat pump. Unlike a standard heat pump, which consists of a single indoor and outdoor unit, a ductless heating system has an outdoor unit which connects with multiple air handlers located on the interior of the property. 

HowDuctless Works

These air handlers are mounted on the walls of each room as needed. The handlers include a blower and a coil that send warm air straight into the space. True to its namesake, there are no ducts required for this heating system. 

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Ductless Heat Pumps vs Baseboard Heaters

If you are trying to decide whether you should invest in a ductless HVAC system or baseboard heaters, it’s important to note that the quality of baseboard heaters varies widely. Most baseboard heater models are noisy and provide poor and inconsistent temperature control. They get hot to the touch and children and pets can easily reach them thanks to their placement along the floor. 

The two types of baseboard heaters, hot water and electric, are also less efficient than most ductless heating pumps. Although baseboard heating offers temperature control via room thermostats, often it is not possible to deliver a precise temperature to every room. The end result is that smaller rooms are often warmer than larger rooms in the same building when the property utilizes baseboard heating.

Ductless Heat Pumps vs Central Heating

Indoor air pollutants can build up inside of the ductwork of a central heating and cooling system, which can spread dust, dirt, viruses, and bacteria around to every room where the ductwork is installed. This can cause people to experience allergic reactions, worsening asthma, and other problems. 

Ductwork also needs to be periodically inspected for problems, which can become costly once maintenance tasks, such as sealing leaks, adding insulation and cleaning are added to the bill. On the other hand, ductless systems don't have these problems and are also much quieter than central heating systems. 

Ductless Heat Pumps vs Oil Heating 

Oil furnaces use heating oil, which is a nonrenewable resource and an environmental pollutant. Annual heating costs are often significantly higher for individuals who use oil to heat a home versus a ductless heat pump.

Mitsubishi Ductless Heating Systems

If you are interested in selecting a heating system that will produce many benefits for your property, then a ductless heating system from Mitsubishi Electric may be the right choice for several reasons:



The advances in the heating performance of these units are unmatched in the industry. Mitsubishi’s available H2i® technology can heat your space effectively even when temperatures outside are down to -13º F. The Hot Start technology delivers hot air as soon as the unit is powered on with no drafts.

Décor Options


Indoor units may be installed anywhere in the room — on the ceiling, on the walls or on floor. This gives you the freedom to select the option that works best with your space’s décor. Choose from ceiling-recessed, horizontal-ducted, and floor-mounted indoor unit options. 

Quiet Operation


Both the indoor and outdoor units are specifically designed to provide quiet operation. With the indoor unit operating as low as 19dB, the operation of your heating system will be quieter than a human whisper.

Wireless Control


Wireless control allows you to control your home’s heating at the touch of a button. In addition, select M-Series indoor units are also capable of sensing troublesome regions to regulate ambient temperatures more closely. 

Ductless Heating Maintenance

Ductless heating systems require proper maintenance in order to protect your investment. Make sure to schedule maintenance for your ductless system before the season begins. In fact, we recommend that you have your system reviewed by a technician once in the spring and again in the fall, before colder weather sets in. 

Ductless heating systems do require cleaning. A technician will remove and clean any indoor air quality components, build up from the condensate drain, the evaporator coil and more. These tasks ensure that your system works more efficiently, helping you to pay less on your monthly bills.

Maintenance also ensures that your system operates efficiently for longer. You will also save money by avoiding repairs that result from improper or poor maintenance of your system. 

N.E.T.R. Inc. employs the Mitsubishi Electric’s maintenance recommendations to ensure that your ductless heating system lasts for years to come. We can handle ductless heating systems installed in both residential and commercial properties.

Ductless Heating Repair Services in Boston, MA

With nearly 30 years of service, we not only install ductless heating, we also provide repairs and maintenance for these systems. If your heating system is not providing hot air as it should or you need a technician to determine the problem, give us a call right away. We offer around the clock emergency repair services so that you won’t be left out in the cold.

N.E.T.R. Inc. is the largest ductless contractor in New England, having installed thousands of ductless heating systems in the region.

We are a 100% compliant Mitsubishi Electric's Elite Diamond Contractor in business since 1989.

To find out if a ductless heating system is the right solution for your needs, get in touch with our specialists at N.E.T.R. Inc. We are familiar with the heating needs of homes and businesses in Boston, MA and we can provide you to with installation, repair or maintenance services that you require, all while providing excellent service.

Want to learn more? Contact us today for a free estimate by calling 781-933-NETR (6387).

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