One of the most common problems homeowners face is that the temperature varies throughout the home.  For example, the family room might be toasty, but the bedrooms are too cold. The lack of balanced temperatures will cause folks to crank up the heat, making the comfy rooms stuffy and too warm in order to make the chilly rooms bearable.

It's impossible to find a happy medium, and every time you crank up the heat, you are also cranking up you energy bill- not a great option. This was the situation faced by this family in Belmont, MA- their Cape-style home had a second floor that just wasn't getting the heat they needed.

Belmont, MA heating and air conditioning installation

 
Problem: The second floor of the home just wasn't getting the heat they needed to keep the bedrooms and bathroom warm. They had a unit that was working well downstairs, but they needed to add an additional zone. 
 
Solution: Installed a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat Unit with internal ducts on the second floor, due to the proximity of the rooms.
 

Belmont HVAC contractor

The problem this family was having was heating their second floor. This renovated cape-style home needed a unique solution, especially since the rooms on the second floor are so close together.

Solution: NETR suggested the family install a Mitsubishi Hyper-Heat system, that could use a small bit of ductwork to ensure great airflow but also conceal the mechanical parts of the system.

The Mitsubishi HyperHeat system is incredibly flexible. While it is often thought of as a "ductless" system, in this case, we could use the system in conjunction with ductwork to give the family a perfect solution for their second floor space. We put the mechanical part of the system in the attic, keeping it out of the way, while using a duct to bring the heat right to where it's needed.  

The flexibility of the Hyper-Heat system allows us to create custom solutions based on the individual needs of homeowners.  These systems can be used without ductwork, or with ductwork when needed, like in this home, to enable maximum comfort given the proximity of the rooms. 

Saving Money- Maximizing Rebates

NETR worked with Sagewell Energy Analytics, which manages the Belmont Municipal lighting rebate program,  to help get the homeowner a rebate of $850 on this installation! Because this is energy efficient technology, there are rebates issued for systems like this because they are helping out the environment. 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 their second floor.
  • No removal or replacement of equipment was necessary, and the new equipment was able to be installed out of the way. By using a Hyperheat model with ductwork, we were able to provide maximum comfort in a small footprint.
  • $850 rebate was available to the homeowners. 

A Great Investment

This kind of installation is going to help our homeowners with a few things. They are still using their current system to heat, so this ductless install will only supplement their current system to make the house completely comfortable. No removal of an old system is necessary.

This technology will also help save money on energy bills, being that it is an energy efficient solution. The homeowner was also eligible for a $850 rebate! 

The warranty on all qualifying systems installed after April 1, 2015 has recently been extended to 12 years! Click here to see the details.