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Ductless HVAC in Multi-Family Homes in Massachusetts

Ductless heat pumps offer both heating and cooling. They also feature individual zones that put occupants in control of their comfort. And they’re incredibly efficient. All of these features make ductless mini splits an ideal solution for multi-family homes whether they are owner-occupied or rental properties. 

Wondering if a heat pump is right for your multi-family home? To help you decide, we put together the following case studies. Some of these cases involve putting a whole home unit into multiple units, while others focus on putting a mini split into a single unit of a multi-unit dwelling.

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Ductless HVAC for Cape-Style Homes

At N.E.T.R. Inc., we have probably completed thousands of ductless installations over the years, and we’ve worked with clients who have all kinds of homes and businesses. If you’re thinking about putting a ductless heat pump into a Cape Cod-style home, you may be wondering how the process will work and how much it will benefit your home.

To give you an overview of what to expect, we have put together several case studies of heat pump installations in Cape-style houses. Keep reading to learn more or contact us today to talk with a comfort consultant.

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7 Reasons Your Airbnb Needs a Mini Split

Airbnbs can be a great way to bring in extra income if you own an investment property, have an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or even an extra room in your home. But to achieve the level of superhost, you need to create an inviting and comfortable experience for your guests. While many elements go into the process, heating and cooling are core to the Airbnb guest experience.

Thinking about upgrading your existing HVAC system? Want to add AC, improve efficiency, or give guests their own control over the thermostat? Then, a ductless heating and cooling system may be the best option. Here’s why you should consider it for your Airbnb.

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5 Questions to Consider Before Putting Mini Splits in Your Rentals

As a landlord, you have two main goals: to make money and keep your tenants happy. A ductless HVAC mini-split can help with both of those goals. These energy-efficient systems can reduce your energy bills, while also improving the comfort of your tenants. Ductless HVAC systems work perfectly in all kinds of environments including rental properties, but before upgrading, you may want to consider a few essentials. Ask yourself the following.

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Why Keep Your HVAC Coils Squeaky Clean

Keeping your heating and cooling system clean is important for many reasons. Not only does it keep dust and bacteria from entering your air, it extends the lifespan of your system and makes your home comfort more efficient. Each component within your system functions differently when soiled, resulting in poor comfort and excess wear and tear on your equipment.

Below, we take a look at coils specifically and why dirty HVAC coils can be such a big problem for homeowners. Plus, get tips on when it’s time to contact the professionals.

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The Difference Between Auxiliary and Emergency Heat for Ductless Systems

If you have a ductless heating system, congratulations! You already know what it’s like to experience superior home comfort during Boston’s brutal winters. These systems have a lot of features that make it easier to customize your indoor temperature and humidity during the colder months, including things like zoned heating, dry mode, and auxiliary and emergency heating.

Below, we explore the later two functions and how they work to keep you warm in the winter when temperatures plummet. Plus, we give tips on how to know when to use your emergency heat setting and when to know if you should contact a professional who can help you.

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Is Your HVAC Suffering from Dirty Sock Syndrome?

HVAC systems can emit odors for many different reasons. For example, burning smells might be an electrical problem or just the dust evaporating off the heat exchanger when you first turn on your system for the winter. Or, you might smell incense burning in another room if the smoke travels through your ductwork. One smell, however, is both distinct and problematic — the odor of dirty socks.

Below, learn about “dirty sock syndrome” in HVAC and what this can mean for you. Plus, get helpful tips on how to remove the dirty sock smell from your system and how the experienced technicians at N.E.T.R., Inc. can help you.

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How to Save Money on Spring HVAC Costs

Changing your HVAC system from heating to air conditioning and back to heating as temperature fluctuates in the spring can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. It’s important that homeowners take proactive steps to control their heating and cooling costs, since there’s not much you can do to control the weather.

Below, discover several helpful tips on what you can do to save money on spring HVAC costs with the help of the qualified professionals at N.E.T.R., Inc.

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