Installing a Zoned Ductless System in Allston Home

Boston, like most of New England, is filled with older homes.  While homes, like this one in Allston, are full of great architectural features most were built during a time when air conditioning was a luxury reserved for the wealthy and most homeowners could not afford the cost of installation.

Now, heating and cooling these older homes can be expensive, especially when you try to balance the temperatures throughout the house. Often, one room is too cold while another is too hot, resulting in a never-ending battle for control of the thermostat. The only way to warm up the cold rooms is to crank up the heat, causing other rooms to become too hot.  This kind of uneven heating costs homeowners hundreds in energy bills throughout the winter. Which is why we were brought in to solve that problem for this family in Allston, MA. 

Outdoor installation of ductless condenser in Allston MA home

Problem: The family wanted to save money on heating and cooling.  They wanted to create a zoned system so they could heat and cool areas as needed, rather than waste money heating empty space. 

Solution: NETR installed Mitsubishi Hyper-Heating ductless inverter units to create zones of comfort in the bedrooms and main living area. We were able to install 5 wall units, to regulate the temperature throughout this classic home. 

This family was wasting money on heating and cooling a large, older home. In this type of home, the owners were spending a fortune trying to get comfort in every room and, like in most homes, only a few areas are frequently used.

When we talked about solutions that would work for them, we knew creating several zones would allow them to have the pin-point, push-button control of heating and cooling they desired. The ductless system is non-invasive, so it would not disrupt the great architectural features in the home, like the post & beam features you can see to the right. NETR suggested that they install Mitsubishi Hyper-Heating ductless units to create zones of comfort, right where this family needed it most

The ductless wall units are unobtrusive and blend in to the walls as they deliver unparalleled air conditioning to this hard to regulate home.  Ductless units supply heating and cooling on demand from a remote control, providing quiet comfort any day of the year, just what our homeowners wanted.

The ductless system will supplement their current heating system, so no expensive removal of the old system was necessary. In fact, by adding the ductless system to their home, they will be able to minimize the use of their existing system, extending its life, and providing them with outstanding savings on monthly energy bills.

Ductless Savings

Many families, like this one, can take advantage of rebates through the Mass Save program because of the energy efficient technology.  There are rebates issued for these systems because they are helping the environment. There are still rebates available today, so if you are interested in this type of energy efficient equipment, be sure to ask your NETR specialist about what sort of rebates you could quality for just by switching to a ductless system! 

To recap the key points of this home:

  • The home owners now have a comfortable, quiet solution to heat their living area and bedrooms, 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.

  • No removal or replacement of equipment was necessary. 

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Heating with Ductless HVAC


 Example of an indoor ductless mini split unit

A Great Investment

The new system will supplement their current system, allowing them to make each zone comfortable in the summer or winter, with a touch of a button. They will no longer have to spend a fortune heating the large, empty areas of the home and, instead, they will get comfort right where they need it.

This technology will save theses homeowners on monthly energy bills, because it is an energy-efficient system, and many homeowners in similar circumstances can qualify for rebates! 

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

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Example of multi-zoned ductless system
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