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How to Navigate Heating Problems In Old Apartment Complexes

If you live in an old apartment complex, you may be all too familiar with the heating problems that can come along with it. From high heating bills to energy efficiency issues to maintenance and repair needs, there are a lot of potential issues that can arise.

Fortunately, there’s a solution. Below, learn more about common heating problems in old apartment complexes and how switching to ductless HVAC can resolve them.

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Can I Put a Heater On My Wall?

Wall-mounted ACs provide comfortable cooling due to their location, but can you do the same with a heater? The answer depends on the type of heater you have. Most central HVAC vents are in the floor or ceiling, and wood or pellet stoves cannot be mounted on a wall.

However, some types of heaters can, like ductless mini-splits. Here’s what to know and how the certified Mitsubishi Electric Elite Diamond Contractors at N.E.T.R., Inc. can help you find the best heating solutions for your needs.

Can I Put a Heater On My Wall?
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What Factors Affect the Cost of Mini Split Installation?

The cost of a mini split varies. You may be able to get a single-zone ductless system installed for about $4,000, but you should expect to pay $6,000 to $20,000 to install a multi-zone ductless system. This extremely wide range can be confusing for homeowners — especially if you’ve never had a mini split before.

To help you understand why there is so much diversity in the cost of ductless systems, we’ve created this post about the factors that affect the cost of mini-split installation. To get a quote now, contact us at NETR, Inc today. Otherwise, here’s what you need to consider. 

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What to Expect With Ceiling Mounted Mini Split Installation

A ceiling-mounted mini split is more discrete than a wall-mounted unit, and it offers better airflow for large rooms. However, in exchange for these benefits, you will end up dealing with a slightly more involved installation process. To help you prepare, this guide outlines what to expect.

Have questions? Want to talk more about the installation process for your unique home? Then, contact us directly. At NETR, Inc, we have the highest level of dealer training for the top ductless heating and cooling brands, and we work closely with our clients to customize their comfort solutions.

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Is Professional Mini Split Installation Worth the Price?

DIY ductless installation can be tempting because it reduces the cost of your mini split. However, DIY installation or even working with a general contractor rather than an HVAC specialist can lead to a lot of issues, and it often ends up costing you more in the long run.

At NETR, Inc, we work closely with our clients to ensure they select the right equipment for their homes, and we also provide trustworthy reliable installation. We believe that professional installation is worth the price for the following reasons.

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How Much Is the Labor Cost to Install a Three-Zone Mini Split

If you do an online search for the cost of a mini split, you will see shopping results that range from about $900 to $2,000 or more. You may also find a lot of HVAC websites that quote prices ranging from $3,000 to $20,000 or higher. With such a wide range of answers, it’s nearly impossible to figure out what a mini split costs.

The cost varies based on many different factors, but one of the most significant factors is the number of zones. For example, a mini-split for a small condo that just needs a single zone is a lot less expensive than installing multiple zones into an 8,000-square-foot home.

Ceiling-Mounted Ductless Vs. Wall or Floor-Mounted
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How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

Like all other HVAC equipment, the cost of a furnace depends on the quality of the equipment, the size of your home, and multiple other factors. If you have a small home, you may be able to buy a new furnace for $2,000 to $3,000, but if your home is larger, you should expect to pay at least $6,000 or $7,000 on the low end. The cost also varies based on the type of furnace you select.

If you’re looking for a new heating solution for your home, you may want to consider a ductless heat pump instead of a traditional furnace. The cost is about the same, and it’s more efficient. To help you decide, here’s what you need to know about prices.

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