Arlington is adjacent to Cambridge and Charlestown, and has many charming cape style homes like this one. Many of these homes were built without central air conditioning, and homeowners have been relying on window units for years. However, window a/c units are noisy and inefficient- and this means they are also very expensive to run. I know heard my Mom yell more than once, "Close the door! Don't let that expensive cold air out!" It turns out, there are better options that will give you greater comfort with less noise, and cost much less to run.

Our homeowners in Arlington were tired of the seasonal "install the A/C" followed by the "store the A/C" units dance- not to mention- it always seems you've put the units away just before the last surprise heat wave hits! It was time to take care of that problem once and for all. The owners wanted to replace the ugly window a/c units that seemed to mar the otherwise picture-perfect exterior, and wanted to get a little better heating and a LOT of cooling for this home.

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Problem: Window units are inefficient, noisy and expensive to run. This home had rooms that got too hot and sticky in the summer- they were looking for a better solution that would also be more cost-effective and end the need for window units. 

Solution: Installed a single zone ductless system that will provide excellent cooling, and also allow for an efficient heating boost during the Winter, if needed. This Cape style home will be comfortable on hottest and coldest days of the year.

 

A Great Investment

This kind of installation is going to help the family in this charming home in Arlington with a few things. They are able to replace the old, ugly window a/c unit with a permanent, integrated solution that won't require the hassle of installing and uninstalling those heavy units twice a year- and they get their windows back!

The family can still use their current system to heat the home, but the ductless unit will provide that extra heat boost where needed on cold days, to make the home as comfortable as can be- no need to just put on a sweater when it gets a little chilly!

The real advantage here is that the efficient heat pump technology will also save money on energy bills, especially in the winter. Many of our customers report a marked drop in heating bills, even when they installed a ductless system primarily for cooling in the summer. Mitsubishi's hyper heat technology is so efficient, it qualifies for many government sponsored energy efficient upgrades- this home was able to qualify for both Mass Save and Mass CEC rebates, totaling $1,120, making this comfort upgrade a great long term investment in their home, while saving money on energy bills every month!

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

 

Arlington air conditioning ductless

The ideal air conditioning solution for a picture-perfect Cape style home

Our homeowners contacted NETR because they knew we specialized in working with Mitsubishi Ductless systems, known for their reliability, quality and energy efficiency. 

The family installed an outdoor unit and one of the indoor units that will bring comfort to their first floor. If they decide they want additional cooling in the future, the ductless heat pump units are designed to be able to operate multiple indoor units, allowing for expansion in the future- a great option that helps save upfront costs!

The outdoor unit on the left is small and unobstrusive, and the piping blends into the home's exterior well. The indoor units are easily mounted out of the way, and deliver custom comfort right where you need it most- plus they distribute cool air with their fans to a wider area, making the whole area comfortable.

The family also was eligible for two separate rebates- a Mass CEC rebate of $620 and a Mass Save rebate of $500, totaling $1,120, making this home improvement affordable in addition to the energy savings it will deliver every day of the year!