There are lots of two family dwellings in and around Boston, like this home in Middleton, MA we were called out to earlier in the summer of 2016.

With one family on the upper level and the other on the lower level of the home, a poorly designed, inefficent baseboard heating and central air conditioning system produced very different levels of temperature and comfort. Probability is high that this set-up will leave somebody, or even one whole family, uncomfortable and unhappy.

That was the problem for our uncomfortable, unhappy homeowners in Middleton.

The family on the upper level needed a heating and cooling solution that enabled them to be comfortable -- the upper level ended up being too cold in winter and too hot in the summer, never achieving that invisible comfort we love. They needed an air conditioning solution to cool their entire living space, and end the hot-and-cold-spot dance they'd been doing all year long.

Middleton, MA heating and air conditioning installation

 The family occupying the upper level of this two family home was too hot in the summer because to cool their living space meant they had to freeze out the people downstairs. In the winter they were cold for the same reason. The oil boiler and baseboard heat often left the furthest parts of the upstairs chilly and damp. For all these reasons, it was important that the solution not result in unintended discomfort for the downstairs occupants.
Solution: We installed a pair of Mitsubishi Electric HyperHeat H2i indoor units powered by one outdoor unit. This is called a multi-zone set-up and provides whisper-quiet waves of perfectly conditioned air to exactly the right spot in the room. This design gave our homeowners seamless zones of absolutely perfect comfort throughout the entire living space, while eliminating their dependence on home heating oil and reducing their overall monthly energy costs. Talk about a win-win situation.

Ductless heating and air conditioning in Middleton, MA.

We love situations like this where we can even help the family who is not our client! The level of contol our customer has enables the family downstairs to do pretty much whatever they want with the heating and cooling systems to get their space comfortable. And so everybody is happy.

Oh yeah, they got a nice Mass Save rebate too, and have a CEC application in process.

I have to tell you too, with the rebates available on these particular systems, combined with 0% payment options, the time is right to at least investigate if ductless is a good solution to your home comfort challenges.

We often hear people say, "I don't want that big thing on my wall!", but honestly, we have interior designers that recommend ductless because homeowners love them every single time.  The units just sort of blend in and you don't even really notice them after a while. Interior designers like to recommend ductless for other reasons too.

Like for instance, no ductwork. That's HUGE! Especially if you don't already have ducts and they have to be either embedded in your interior walls or even worse, boxed in and run along a ceiling or wall.

Also, when you don't have ducts, you save 20% of your efficiency right out of the gate because most duct systems account for a loss of 20% of your system's output. That's $0.20 of every dollar you spend, leaking out of your ducts and into your walls. And that's an acceptable level of loss my most contractor's standards!

I could go on and on. We are big believers in ductless, in fact, I staked my future on these leading edge home comfort solutions and I think you can rest assured that ductless is a good choice for your family too.

To recap the key points of this particular home:

  • The home owners now have a comfortable, quiet solution to heat their living area and bedroom on the upstairs unit in this two family home, ensuring comfort for the family, every day of the year!
  • The energy bills will go down because of the energy efficient technology, and only needing to heat or cool the space in use. They will be able to adjust the temperature to suit them, rather than relying on coming to some sort of temperature agreement with the neighbors.
  • No removal or replacement of equipment was necessary.
  • The family was able to qualify for a $250 Cool Smart rebate, helping to defray the cost of the system.

A Great Investment

This kind of installation is going to help our homeowners with a few things. They still have their current system available to the to heat, so this ductless install will supplement their current oil boiler and hydronic baseboard heat system, but will allow them to have much more control over their comfort in their living space than ever before, with a touch of a remote control.

This technology will also help save money on energy bills, being that it is an energy efficient solution. And many homeowners in similar circumstances can qualify for rebates like the $250 Cool Smart rebates our homeowners received! 

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