Problem: This lovely post & beam home in Lexington had a 20-year-old heat pump that was no longer working effectively and was expensive to run. The homeowners were looking for a cost-effective HVAC solution that maximized their comfort throughout the home but lowered their costs.
Solution: We installed a five-zone Mitsubishi Hyper Heat Ductless system that will provide cooling and heating as needed throughout the home, providing quiet comfort 365 days a year at the touch of a button. In addition, the homeowners will have pinpoint control over their heating and cooling, allowing each area of the home to maximize comfort as needed.
Post & Beam construction is very popular here in New England, but it poses some real challenges when it comes to heating and cooling. The homes often have large windows, which can lead to a lot of heat loss. Because of all the beautiful wood in these homes, forced air systems often aren't recommended. Why? Most post & beam homes are made out of softer woods, and can be very sensitive to changes in heat and humidity. If humidity is not properly controlled, the beams can dry out and crack or split, and too much humidity can lead to mold and wood rot. As a result, making sure you have a heating and cooling system that also controls humidity, like Mitsubishi's Hyper Heat ductless systems can be a perfect solution for this type of home.
Check out the case studies below where we helped owners of post & beam homes get the comfort they want while ensuring the health of their home for years to come.