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Top Home Electrical Myths BUSTED!

Electricity is a must-have utility, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding electrical work, especially when it comes to DIY. Mistakes with electricity can be deadly, so it’s important to be knowledgeable and take the appropriate safety precautions when working with power lines, wiring, outlets, and appliances in your home.

Here’s what to know and how our experienced Boston electricians can help you optimize your home electrical system.

How To Troubleshoot Home Electrical Problems
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5 Ways Ductless HVAC Makes Fall More Comfortable

At N.E.T.R., Inc, we love the benefits of ductless heat pumps, and when our clients upgrade to mini splits, they enjoy advantages all year round. To celebrate fall, we’ve decided to look at the unique benefits that these systems provide during autumn.

Wondering if you should “fall” into ductless equipment? Take a look at these autumnal benefits.

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How to Save Money on Ductless Installation

Installing a ductless system costs several thousand dollars — the price is comparable to many traditional HVAC systems, but once installed, the operating costs tend to be a lot lower. Thinking about installing ductless? Want the biggest bang for your buck? Then, check out our money-saving tips.

To get started now, contact us at N.E.T.R., Inc. When we work with clients, we customize a package that works with their heating and cooling goals, but also, with their budget.

Cost of Ductless vs the Cost of Traditional HVAC
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Health Hazards of HVAC Ducts

Ductless HVAC systems have almost too many advantages to list. They offer zoning controls, high levels of efficiency, and consistent temperatures. However, one big advantage is that they aren’t ducted. When you upgrade to a ductless air source heat pump, you don’t have to worry about losing efficiency due to air traveling through ducts, and you also can forget about the health risks of ductwork.

Thinking about adding ductwork to your home? Wondering if you should stick with your ducted central HVAC equipment or switch to ductless equipment? Here are five reasons, you should avoid ducts for the sake of your family’s health.

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8 Facts About Heat Pumps From EnergyStar.Gov

At N.E.T.R., Inc, we love to talk about the benefits of air-source heat pumps, but when it comes to the great features of these systems, you don’t have to take our word for it. There is a wide range of literature about the advantages of air-source heat pumps.

To help you learn more about this energy-efficient option, we have collected facts about air source heat pumps and mini splits from Take a look at our favorites.

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5 Reasons to Ditch Your Window AC

Your window AC has kept you cool through many summers. If you’re like most people, you probably bought it while you were in college or just starting your professional life, and it’s served you well. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever.

Unfortunately, a window AC is not the best cooling option, and upgrading may be more attainable than you realize. Wondering if it’s time to ditch your window AC and upgrade? Here are five reasons that you should break up with your window AC and move on to something better.

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How To Handle Fluctuating Temps With Your HVAC System

As climate change continues to change weather patterns across America, temperatures are starting to fluctuate from hot to cold and back again more than ever before. It could be 30 degrees in the morning with ice forming on your windshield, only to heat up to a balmy 60 or 70 degrees in the afternoon. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to keep your home comfortable.

While you can dress in layers that you can put on and take off as the weather changes outside, that’s not exactly something you can do in your home. Here are some tips and tricks you can do to combat changing temperatures to keep your house cozy or cool and how N.E.T.R., Inc. can help you get home HVAC service you can rely on.

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Can My Backup Generator Power My Ductless HVAC System?

If your power goes out, so does your ductless heating and cooling system. And when it’s really hot or cold outside, this can be a big problem. A backup generator may provide a solution, but only if it has enough wattage to power your ductless HVAC system. Here’s what to know about installing a backup generator for your home or business so you can have reliable comfort even if the electricity goes out.

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Wall Vs. Floor-Mounted Ductless HVAC Units

Once you decide on a mini-split, you have a few more decisions to make. You’ll need to narrow in on the right capacity, choose your efficiency ratings, and decide which extra features you want. One of the biggest decisions you need to make is between floor, wall, or ceiling-mounted units.

To help you out, this post specifically looks at the differences between floor and wall-mounted ductless units. Here’s what you need to know.

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Understanding the Operational and Maintenance Costs of Ductless HVAC

Also known as min splits or ductless heat pumps, ductless HVAC systems have gained significant traction in the heating and cooling industry in recent years. Their upfront cost is similar to many other HVAC solutions. However, like any HVAC system, there are costs associated with operating and maintaining a ductless HVAC system.

These costs vary depending on the size and capacity of your HVAC system, as well as your usage patterns and maintenance schedule. That said, the absence of ductwork makes this type of system one of the most energy-efficient (and cost-efficient) options for home and commercial climate control. Wondering how much they cost to own? Then, keep reading. This guide explains what you need to consider.

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