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Ductless Deep Cleaning for Spring

Your HVAC system is a significant contributor to the quality of your air, especially in spring when the number of allergens in the air is much higher.

The Boston Globe reports that allergy season in Massachusetts is typically between May and August, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America lists Springfield, Massachusetts as one of the top 10 worst cities in America for allergy sufferers.

This means that keeping your ductless AC clean is an important part of ensuring your air is healthy and your air conditioning works properly, but it’s something a lot of people don’t prioritize. With COVID-19 now a part of daily life, making sure your respiratory health is in peak shape is also high on the list this summer.

Unfortunately, self-cleaning HVAC technology doesn’t yet exist and chances are, you’re not getting the clean you need from simply maintaining your filters. A professional deep cleaning removes far more waste from your system and keeps it running smoothly throughout the season.

Here’s how we deep clean your ductless unit for spring or any other time of the year:

Install a Splash Guard

Before cleaning your ductless heat pump, we put up a protective splash guard called a bib to prevent dirt, debris, cleaners, and water from splashing onto your walls or floor. This mixture contains harmful particulates like fungi and bacteria, according to Time Magazine. We collect this dirty water in a receptacle that can be easily washed down the drain.  

Apply Advanced Formulated Foaming Cleaner to the Unit’s Coils

Next, we disassemble your unit and apply a high-tech foaming cleaner to the coils. The cleaner is formulated to begin breaking down oil and dirt immediately and only requires a short amount of time to start working.

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The Hydrokleen system uses AerisGuard cleaners that have been specifically designed to clean and protect ductless HVAC systems. These non-toxic, multi-enzyme cleaners are made to break down organic waste and detach it from the coil’s surface so it can be easily sprayed away. Without these formulas, it is much more difficult to remove hard, caked-on debris, even with aggressive scrubbing.

Pressure Wash the Unit

Once the AerisGuard foaming cleaner has been working for a few minutes, our experienced HVAC technicians will begin to pressure wash the unit’s coils. This physically flushes water through the system to remove mold, mildew, dust, bacteria, and virus particles that may be hiding deep within.

This type of cleaning can’t be achieved by simply removing and rinsing your ductless filters; it requires professional service from a trained technician. It is recommended that you clean the filters yourself every four to six weeks and have a deep cleaning done at least annually if not seasonally before spring and again in the fall.

Clean the Chassis, Barrel Fan, and Other Components

Next, other parts of your ductless air conditioner will be cleaned, including the chassis, the barrel fan, the louvres, the drain pain, and all other components.

Often, dirt and debris will build up on the back of the fan, giving the illusion that the system is cleaner than it is. Meanwhile, the dirty fan contaminates all of the air that passes through it and into your home. It also reduces the overall air velocity, causing the unit to become inefficient at cooling and increasing your energy bills. Energy.gov reports that your air conditioner can become 5% to 15% less effective at cooling your home if the filters are clogged.

The Hydrokleen system allows us to quickly and easily clean these parts that you may not be able to reach on your own. A deep cleaning not only improves your air quality but also helps you save money on your electric costs by significantly reducing the workload on your unit.

Apply a Protective Coating to the Coils

After the HVAC system has been cleaned, we apply a specially formulated AerisGuard protectant to your air conditioner’s components to create a biostatic layer that discourages the buildup of debris on the unit’s coils. This helps to improve air quality and control odors, because waste that would ordinarily build up and cause a musty, mildewy smell is no longer able to do so.

AerisGuard products are non-acidic, helping to protect the longevity of your system over time. Other cleaners that contain harsh corrosives can damage the coils and other ductless system components, requiring you to replace or repair them sooner.

Reassemble the Ductless Unit

After our technicians have serviced your unit, it will be reassembled and tested to ensure that it is working properly for both heating and cooling. Our HVAC techs don’t leave your home until we know that everything is in order and you won’t have any difficulty starting your system back up after the deep clean.   

Check the Outside Compressor

We’ll also check the outdoor compressor of your unit to ensure that there is no vegetation growing over it. We’ll look for signs of damage and make sure that there isn’t any ice buildup that could be impacting your HVAC system’s ability to cool your home. Whether you have a single outdoor unit or a multi-zoned system, our technicians are capable of providing you with expert service.  

Contact N.E.T.R. Inc. Today to Schedule Your Ductless Deep Cleaning for Spring

If you deep clean your home every spring, don’t forget about your ductless HVAC unit. In fact, if all you’re able to deep clean is your HVAC system this spring, your respiratory health and utility bills will thank you for it.  Contact N.E.T.R., Inc. today to schedule your HydroKleen appointment by calling 781.933.NETR (6387). We provide ductless deep cleaning for both residential homeowners and commercial businesses and are available now to assist you.

Download Your Massachusetts COOL SMART Rebate Application

NETR can help you get the maximum Mass Save rebate

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Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, The Berkshire Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, Liberty Utilities and Unitil.

The sponsors of Mass Save work with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.

We’ve guided hundreds of Boston area homeowners through the process of successfully cashing in on this program, so once you get your application, please don’t forget, we’re here to help you in any way we can.


If any of these sounds like your situation, get our free guide to learn more about your options:

  • Bonus rooms that are too hot to use all summer or too cold to use in winter.
  • Historic homes where new ductwork would damage the integrity of the construction.
  • Big family rooms that have hot or cold spots.
  • Additions where your current ducted system can’t get the job done.
  • Converted attics or basements that never feel comfortable.
  • Rooms with large glass exposures.
  • Bedrooms, especially master where your home comfort system just isn’t always getting it done.
  • High utility bills.

Thanks again for visiting. We look forward to helping you with your home comfort needs!

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North Andover, MA 01845

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Improvements in ductless heat pump and cooling technology give New England homeowners complete flexibility when it comes to the comfort of your home and your family, achieving effortless comfort in temperatures as low at minus 13 degrees, with efficiency levels guaranteed to save you money on your utilities.


If you have any of these sounds like your situation, get our free guide to learn more about your options:

  • Bonus rooms that are too hot to use all summer or too cold to use in winter.
  • Historic homes where new ductwork would damage the integrity of the construction.
  • Big family rooms that have hot or cold spots.
  • Additions where your current ducted system can’t get the job done.
  • Converted attics or basements that never feel comfortable.
  • Rooms with large glass exposures.
  • Bedrooms, especially master where your home comfort system just isn’t always getting it done.
  • High utility bills.

Thanks again for visiting. We look forward to helping you with your home comfort needs!

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Ductless Allergen Filtration

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating systems use a sophisticated multi-stage filtration system to help remove airborne particles and contaminants such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria from the air as they circulate within a room.


DUCTLESS INDOOR AIR QUALITY

It’s a fact that surprises many people. The air quality inside your home is often worse than the air quality outside. Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating systems use a sophisticated multi-stage filtration system to help remove airborne particles and contaminants such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria from the air as they circulate within a room.

The large hybrid catechin pre-filter absorbs odor-causing gases. A blue-enzyme, anti-allergen filter helps reduce germs, bacteria, and viruses and helps trap dust, pollens, mites, and other particles that plague allergy sufferers. Some systems also include a Platinum Catalyst deodorizing filter to further reduce unpleasant odors. As a result you enjoy pristine air 24/7.


SUPER-EASY MAINTENANCE

Although the filtration system is sophisticated, it’s easy to clean and maintain.  You can perform this task in a matter of minutes. Simply open the indoor unit’s filter access; slide the screens out; wash them off; allow them to dry completely, and then slide them back into the unit. With regular cleaning, the hybrid catechin filters can last up to 10 years. This capability not only saves money, but is also good for the environment. 

AND MORE:

  • Removes particulates and contaminants from the air with continuous fan operation for better air circulation
  • Easy-to-clean hybrid catechin pre-filters absorb odors and last up to 10 years
  • Anti-allergen filter traps dust, allergens and other particles to improve indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Platinum Deodorizing filter (select systems) uses nanotechnology for highly effective odor absorption

What an LG Ductless Mini-Split System Costs Around Boston, MA

Here in the Greater Boston area, ductless heating and cooling in a single zone configuration, fully installed and ready to turn on starts at $4,500 and the price goes up from there depending on a number of factors.

Buyer Beware

You may have found websites that claim it costs $1867 to purchase a new ductless mini split, and $159 to have it professionally installed. As you can imagine, that price is not only the cheapest, least efficient unit on the market, but I don’t know a contractor worth allowing into your home who would charge that little for labor. Proceed with caution.

READ: 7 Reasons to Choose Professional Installation for Your Heating and Cooling System

Ductless Mini-Splits are Whisper-Quiet

By now you may already know that ductless is a quiet, efficient heating and air conditioning solution for your home that will reduce your energy costs and in some cases, pay for itself in energy savings.

But, what can a homeowner expect to pay for this modern, convenient heating and air conditioning solution in the greater Boston area?

Ductless mini-split technology has been around for more than 50 years, but has only been available to New England homeowners for about thirty years.

In Japan, ductless accounts for 90% of all HVAC systems sold, and more than 80% in Europe.

Unfamiliarity with ductless technology and spotty access to educational information has slowed the growth of ductless acceptance in the United States, but the efficiency of ductless has caused major utility companies, government agencies and homeowners to take notice.

The financial incentives associated with ductless technology have made it one of the fastest growing home comfort solutions for residential heat pump and residential air conditioning replacements.

So, how much can you expect to pay to have a Mitsubishi ductless system installed in your home? Of course I’m going to tell you, it depends.

The price of a ductless system is determined by four primary factors:

  • The size of the unit
  • The type of unit
  • The number of areas (or zones) being conditioned
  • The degree of difficulty of the installation (How far the indoor and outdoor units are from each other, the construction of the outer wall to be drilled to carry the line sets, etc.)

Due to the flexibility of these systems (whole house, partial house, one room, etc.) there are multiple design possibilities that can slide your job from the lower end of the cost range to the highest. A ductless system, on its most basic level, consists of:

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LG DUCTLESS OUTDOOR

AND, LINE SETS TO CONNECT EVERYTHING

Single Zone Mitsubishi Ductless Installation

Professional installation of the most basic, or single zone, configuration (consisting of one wall unit and condenser) will cost between $3,500 up to $4,500. This layout is ideal for many kinds of applications like conditioning the air in a sunroom, garage, attic, and some smaller homes.

A single ductless unit is perfect for keeping a sun room comfortable all year long

Multi-Zone Mitsubishi Ductless Installation

Some New England homeowners need only one ductless unit, while other applications are better served by 3, 4 or 5 units. It all depends on the layout of the home and what works best for you.

A multi-zone system consisting of two indoor evaporator units typically run between $8500 and $10,000.

We can run as many as five indoor units with a single outdoor condenser, and we can come back to add indoor units at a later date if you want to have your system designed for future expansion as budgets allow.

A 5-zone system could cost $20,000 to $28,000.

Is ductless a good value for my money?

At first glance, the cost of ductless heating and air conditioning can seem steep, however, the benefits in energy efficiency will save you a lot in the long run.

Since there are no ducts, you don’t waste energy through leaky ductwork.

Typical forced air systems experience duct losses equivalent to about 20% of the system’s energy consumption. Often it’s over 30%.

Ductless systems are also less expensive to maintain than traditional systems.

When you add in attractive rebate programs and 0% payment plans, ductless solutions wind up shaking out as a net cost savings to most homeowners.

A multi-zone configuration comes with an additional energy saving benefit. You can control the temperature independently in every room where an air handler is installed.

So, if you’re not using a room, you won’t have to keep it heated and cooled the same as the rest of the house.

Finally, you’ll need a qualified installer, like NETR, Inc., and, as I mentioned earlier, there are some good reasons for that (beyond the fact that it’s us. :-))

If you’re interested in ductless for you home, give NETR, Inc. a call at 781-933-6387, or click the button below to learn more and schedule an appointment.

MassSave Heating and Cooling Rebates

To encourage consumers to heat and cool their homes as efficiently as possible, MassSave offers a number of rebates on heating and cooling equipment. Trying to save money on HVAC equipment in Boston, MA? Then, check out these programs and follow the links to the MassSave website for more details.

Electric Heating and Cooling

If you invest in qualifying electric heating and cooling equipment in Massachusetts, you may be able to claim the following rebates:

  1. $50 per ton for central air conditioning.
  2. $250 per ton for a central heat pump.
  3. $250 per ton for a mini split heat pump.
  4. $1250 per ton for central or mini split gas or oil heat pumps (integrated controls required if not removing your central heating system) or for switching to an electric resistance heat pump that has at least a 900 kWh difference between the sum of your three winter usage and three lowest usage months.
  5. $500 per indoor unit, up to $1500 total for adding integrated controls to an existing central or mini split heat pump.

For more information, check out Mass Residential Electric Heating and Cooling Rebates

Gas Heating Equipment

MassSave offers rebates between $950 and $2,750 for eligible natural gas heating equipment including warm air furnaces, forced hot water boilers, and condensing boilers with on-demand hot water. The rebates vary based on the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of the equipment, and as a general rule of thumb, your rebate increases when you buy more efficient equipment.

Visit, MassSave Natural Gas Heating Equipment to learn more.

Oil Heating Equipment

If you buy an oil-powered furnace with an electronic commutated motor (ECM) and a minimum AFUE of 86%, you can earn a $650 rebate from MassSave. Similarly, a hot water boiler with a minimum 86% AFUE earns you an $800 rebate.

To find out more, go to Mass Residential Rebates for Oil Heating Equipment.

Propane Heating Equipment

For a propane furnace with an ECM motor and a minimum 95% AFUE rating, the rebate is $1,000. You can earn a $1,500 rebate for a hot water boiler with a 90% AFUE, or bump the rebate up to $2,300 by upgrading to a boiler with at least a 95% AFUE. Finally, a condensing boiler with an on-demand water heater and at least a 95% AFUE rating brings in a $2,000 rebate.

Learn more at Propane Heating Equipment Rebates

Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters

In addition to lowering your utility costs, a heat pump water heater with 55 gallon or smaller tank can earn you a $600 rebate, while larger tanks can earn you a $150 rebate. To qualify, small tanks must have a uniform energy factor (UFE) of 2.0 while larger tanks must have at least a 2.7 UFE.

Get more details on how to apply for rebates at Mass Residential Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates

Natural Gas Water Heaters

Prefer heating your water with natural gas? MassSave offers the following rebates:

  • $700 for an Energy Star certified on-demand tankless water heater with an UEF of .87 or greater
  • $100 for an Energy Star certified storage water heater with a UEF of .64 or greater on medium draw and a UEF of .68 or greater on high draw.
  • $500 for an Energy Star certified condensing gas water heater with UEF of .80 or greater.
  • $400 on an indirect water heater connected to a natural gas forced hot water boiler.

Go to Mass Residential Natural Gas Water Heaters for more info.

Oil Water Heaters

The potential savings continue when you invest in an indirect oil water heater attached to an oil-fired heating system. If you replace a freestanding or tankless water heater, you can earn a $800 rebate, but unfortunately, solar storage tanks are not eligible.

Check out Oil Water Heater Rebates for more details.

Propane Water Heaters

You can also earn a $400 rebate when you replace a freestanding or tankless water heater with a high-efficiency indirect propane water heater, but again, solar storage tanks are not eligible. To double your rebate to $800, look for an Energy Star certified on-demand tankless propane water heater with an electronic ignition and at least a .87 Energy Factor (EF) or higher.

To learn how to apply for rebates, check out Propane Water Heater Rebates.

Smart and Programmable Thermostats

Smart thermostats let you preset your thermostat and control your home’s temperature remotely, helping to save energy and reduce your utility bills. For 7-day programmable thermostats, you can earn $25 per thermostat on up to four thermostats. The rebate for an Energy Star certified smart thermostat is $100 each for up to four thermostats.

Check out Smart & Programmable Thermostats for more info. 

Keep in mind that these programs change frequently. For the most up-to-date information or to learn about the best HVAC equipment for your situation, contact us today. At N.E.T.R., Inc, we have been providing heating and cooling installation, repairs, and service to homes and businesses in the greater Boston area for years, and we look forward to working with you.

Cooling – Why Go Ductless

When it comes to customizable cooling options for your home, you need an AC system that will work efficiently to meet your cooling needs. Discover the freedom to control the temperature throughout your home while maintaining comfort in the spaces used most often.

The cooling experts at N.E.T.R., Inc. have the knowledge and tools needed to select, install, and maintain your air conditioning system. With a ductless mini-split air conditioning system, you can achieve complete temperature control, better indoor air quality, and lower energy bills.. 

What is a Ductless Mini-Split AC System?

A ductless air conditioner, which is also known as a mini-split system, incorporates two main components. The first is a cooling unit mounted to an interior wall, and the second unit is located outside of the home or business.

Refrigerant and electrical lines connect from the exterior walls to the indoor wall-mounted cooling units. Two refrigerant lines run between the two units; one line delivers electricity while the other removes condensate (water).

The outdoor unit includes an inverter-driven heat pump that cools refrigerant and sends it inside to an air handler via small lines. A wireless control unit allows you to adjust the temperature, fan speed, and more with the touch of a button.

Ductless HVAC systems offer numerous benefits. They are easy to install, operate quietly, and offer an attractive design. Ductless systems are reliable, able to heat and cool with the same system, and are controlled wirelessly. A ductless system is ideal for new additions, renovated spaces, and garage or basement rooms, and it’s an effective solution for any property that can’t accommodate ductwork.

Indoor units can be installed anywhere in the room — on the ceiling, walls, or even on the floor. Outdoor units come in a wide variety of capacities, are easy to install, and can be camouflaged — which is especially significant for maintaining the aesthetic of historic homes.

Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

Mitsubishi is the worldwide leader in ductless technology and is America’s #1 selling brand of ductless air conditioning systems.

With a ductless system from Mitsubishi, you can actively cool the rooms you want to cool while dialing back energy costs in the rooms that are not in use. Plus, Mitsubishi’s inverter-driven compressors automatically adjust to changing conditions to deliver an ideal level of comfort while only using a minimal amount of energy.

You also get these benefits:

  • Cooling is up to 40% more efficient than standard systems
  • Single and multi-zone systems available to fit any room or your entire property
  • Options include more than 25 ENERGY STAR® qualified models and 9 ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient models

How Does a Ductless System Differ from Central Air Conditioning?

With a ductless system in place, the amount of cold air that enters a room can be controlled via a wireless remote. This makes it possible to maintain one room or an area of a building at a different temperature from another room or area located within the same building.

With a central air conditioning system, cooled air is distributed to every room via a system of ducts. That makes it impossible to control the amount of cool air in a single room without changing the temperature of every room in the building.

Additionally, since central air conditioning systems depend on air ducts, they carry with them the risks of poor indoor air quality. While air ducts are good at distributing cool air, they only work when they are in top condition. Damaged air ducts can allow pollutants to enter your system and be distributed through the entire home. Since ductless air conditioners do not rely on ducts to bring cool air into the home, indoor air stays clean.

With a ductless mini-split AC system, you can benefit from little to no fluctuation of temperature, and the indoor air quality will be improved overall.

Why Choose a Ductless Cooling System Over a Window AC Unit?

A window AC unit must be placed in a window, which means reduced light and the inability to use the window for fresh air. Additionally, the air conditioner must also be the proper size to fit the window opening. That means that you’ll have to also worry about how you will fill the remaining space around the air conditioner, which could result in even less visibility to the outdoors, as well as an eyesore.

Installing a window AC unit is also a security risk because there isn’t much there to hold it in the window. An intruder could easily remove it from the outside to gain access to the property. Ductless systems, on the other hand, leave all windows available for use and pose no threats to home security. Click here to see a direct comparison; Window Units vs Ductless AC 

Ductless Air Conditioner Maintenance

To keep your ductless air conditioning system running smoothly, regular maintenance must be performed by an expert who knows how to properly service the unit. Our team of experienced comfort specialists undergo extensive training to efficiently and accurately maintain the ductless units.

N.E.T.R., Inc. employs the manufacturers recommendations to ensure that your air conditioner continues to work for years to come. No job is too large or too small. We can handle ductless air conditioning systems in both residential and commercial buildings.

Ductless Mini-Split Repair Services in Boston, MA

If you’ve noticed a drop in the performance or you are not receiving any cool air at all from your ductless air conditioner, get in touch with us right away. We offer 24-hour emergency air conditioning repair so you won’t have to wait long to get your system back up and running.

Our ductless air conditioning technicians are ready to deliver top quality repair services. Call us today for professional ductless AC services in Boston, MA and the surrounding area.

Why Choose N.E.T.R., Inc. Ductless Air Conditioning Installation Experts 

N.E.T.R., Inc. is dedicated to giving our clients the fast, efficient, reliable, and affordable cooling solutions that they deserve. As the largest ductless contractor in New England with thousands of ductless system installations in the region, we are incredibly experienced and know our ductless units inside and out.

N.E.T.R., Inc. has been in business since 1989, and is a 100% compliant Mitsubishi Electric’s Elite Diamond Contractor.

When you hire N.E.T.R., Inc. for your ductless air conditioning system installation, we’ll evaluate your space to determine what type of ductless system would best serve your needs. Then, we’ll work quickly to install your new system, all while keeping an eye on the important details to ensure your satisfaction.

Increased efficiency and cost savings are easy with Boston, MA ductless air conditioning system installation, maintenance, and repair. Call N.E.T.R. Inc at 781-933-6387 to learn more.  

How Much Does an American Standard Air Conditioner Cost in Boston, MA?

In the Boston, MA area, a traditional or unitary American Standard air conditioner with installation costs around $4,500 or higher depending on several different factors.

If you’re thinking about investing in an American Standard central air conditioner for your home, you may be wondering how much these units cost and what factors affect the final price tag. Keep reading for answers to these questions.

The Value of Professional Installation

If you search for American Standard air conditioners online, you may see sticker prices that are cheaper than the numbers quote above. Typically, this happens when you look at the cost of an AC unit without installation. 

Keep in mind that quality HVAC professionals provide a valuable service, and although their fees drive up the total cost, their expertise ensures the unit is installed correctly. Improper installation can cause inefficiencies or breakdowns, and additionally, DIY installation voids many warranties.

To learn more, check out: 7 Reasons to Choose Professional Installation for Your Heating and Cooling System

What Determines the Cost of an American Standard AC?

For over 100 years, American Standard has been an emblem of quality, and investing in this type of AC improves the comfort of your home. So, in light of a history of quality and comfort, how much should you expect to pay for an American Standard AC? 

Ultimately, the cost of a new AC in Boston, MA depends on several factors including the following:

  • Seasonal Environmental Efficiency Ratio (SEER): The SEER rating indicates the efficiency of an AC unit, and as a general rule of thumb, you should expect to pay higher prices for units with higher (more efficient) SEER ratings. All American Standard ACs meet or exceed the minimum SEER levels for Energy Star certification, but gold and platinum models have higher ratings than silver American Standard models.
  • Cooling Area: The size of the area you want to cool dictates the size of the air conditioner you need, and of course, large ACs cost more. For example, while a 1.5 ton unit can easily cool a 900 square foot space, you typically need a 5 ton unit, if you want to cool three times that area (2700 square feet), and with the increase in size, your costs nearly double.
  • Ductwork: If your ducts are in good working order, they won’t affect your final cost, but if they need to be repaired or extended into certain parts of your home, you should budget for a higher upfront cost.
  • AC Model: American Standard comes in three different tiers with various models in each level. The Platinum and Gold levels feature variable stage compressors and Spine Fin coils to help boost efficiency, while the Silver series models combine value with reliability.
  • Size of Outdoor Compressor: The above price range correlates with a 2.5 ton outdoor compressor. In commercial environments, multi-unit residences, or even very large homes, you may need a larger compressor which can increase the cost of your American Standard AC.
  • Installation Challenges: Unique installation challenges can also affect the cost of installing an American Standard AC, but when you work with an experienced HVAC contractor, they can assess the situation and give you heads up about potential installation issues or extra costs before they get started.
  • Additional Equipment: If you need to add an air handler or a furnace, you should expect to pay a higher price.
  • Tax Credits, Special Offers, or Rebates: In some cases, you may be able to offset some of the cost of an American Standard air conditioner with tax credits, special offers, or rebates. These types of deals change frequently, and when you contact an HVAC professional, they can tell you about any offers currently available.

Is American Standard a Good Value Air Conditioner?

American Standard is committed to quality, and by investing in an American Standard air conditioner, you boost efficiency, reduce unnecessary energy consumption, and make your home more comfortable even in the hottest temperatures. The three different tiers lets you balance the features you need with a price you can afford.

How to Get an American Standard AC in Boston, MA

At N.E.T.R., Inc, we have been selected by American Standard to be a Customer Care Dealer. When you contact us about a new AC, we don’t just quickly choose cooling equipment based solely on the size of your home. Instead, we use our extensive training to assess multiple elements about your home environment and your cooling needs to ensure we choose the ideal American Standard model for your situation. 

To learn more, contact us today. We have been meeting the heating and cooling needs of homes and businesses in the greater Boston area for over 30 years, and we look forward to improving the comfort and efficiency of your home.

How Much Does an American Standard Gas Furnace Cost in Boston, MA?

In the Boston, MA area, the cost of an American Standard gas furnace is around $4,500 or higher, but the final price varies based on several factors.

Want to improve the comfort of your home? Ready to enjoy the quality of an American Standard gas furnace? Wondering how much you should budget for a new American Standard gas furnace? Here is what you need to consider. .

The Value of Professional Installation

When many people look at HVAC equipment online, they only see the sticker price for the equipment, and often, they are shocked when they contact an HVAC company and receive a higher quote. This discrepancy is due to installation costs. 

Although it drives up your total costs, professional installation safeguards the quality of your heating equipment, ensures proper set up, and helps to keep your warranty intact.

To learn more, check out: 7 Reasons to Choose Professional Installation for Your Heating and Cooling System

What Determines the Cost of an American Standard Gas Furnace?

For over 100 years, the American Standard name has been synonymous with quality, and when you invest in this type of gas furnace, your total cost can vary based on the following factors:

  • Furnace model: American Standard gas furnaces fall into three different tiers: Platinum, Gold, and Silver, and there are several models available at each tier level. Expect to pay higher prices for a Platinum or Gold furnace than for a Silver furnace.
  • The size of your home: Larger homes need larger, more powerful furnaces, and as a result, the size of your home directly correlates with the price of your furnace.
  • Your climate zone: Your climate plays a significant role in determining the power you need for your gas furnace. If you live in a very cold climate, you need a more powerful furnace to heat the same amount of space that you would be able to heat with a smaller furnace in a warmer climate.
  • The condition of your home: On top of considering the size of your home and your climate, you also have to consider the condition of your home. For instance, if you have an older home without a lot of insulation, you may need a bigger, more expensive furnace. On the flip side, if you have a lot of passive solar heat coming into your home, you may be able to get away with a smaller, less expensive gas furnace.
  • AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating: A high AFUE indicates high levels of efficiency, and to be as efficient as possible, gas furnaces need special technology that can increase their cost. However, if you save money upfront by buying a less efficient furnace, you will face slightly higher utility costs when you run your furnace.
  • Installation Challenges: Your total price will increase if you need new ductwork, new vents, or other repairs to facilitate the installation of your gas furnace.
  • Tax Credits, Special Offers, or Rebates: Sometimes, you can offset the cost of a new American Standard gas furnace with tax credits, special offers, or rebates. These types of deals change regularly, and when you contact us, we can let you know about current savings.

Do American Standard Gas Furnaces Provide Value?

When you invest in a high quality gas furnace from American Standard, you enjoy consistent temperatures, efficient operations, and fewer repair issues. In a lot of cases, higher upfront costs provide value by giving you lower operating and repair costs during the lifetime of your equipment.

How to Get an American Standard Gas Furnace in Boston, MA

We have been extensively trained to help our customers find the very best gas furnace for their needs. As Indicated above, we don’t just glance at the size of your home or business — instead, we take into account all the factors that affect your heating needs, and we very carefully guide you toward the right furnace for your situation. 

To learn more about the cost of American Standard gas furnaces, contact us today. We have been providing HVAC installation, service, and repairs to homes and businesses in the Boston area for over 30 years, and we look forward to helping you improve the comfort and efficiency of your residential or commercial heating.

How Do I Determine the Tonnage of My HVAC Unit?

One of the most important aspects of proper HVAC system installation is ensuring that the unit you’ve selected is the right size for your space. Here’s what you need to know about HVAC tonnage and how to make sure your unit will meet your heating and cooling needs.

What Is HVAC Tonnage?

The amount of energy that an HVAC unit is able to expend is called its “tonnage.” Generally, this is the unit’s capacity to heat and/or cool a space. A unit with more tonnage can heat a larger space while a unit with less tonnage is more suitable to smaller spaces.

Contrary to popular belief, when you’re talking about the “size” of an HVAC unit, you’re usually not discussing its physical dimensions. Instead, a unit’s size is its tonnage.

Why Does HVAC Tonnage Matter?

HVAC tonnage is one of the most important calculations in the entire industry. If you install a unit that is too small for the space it’s meant to heat or cool, you likely won’t reach your desired temperatures even with the unit essentially staying on constantly in an effort to keep up with the too-large area.

Units that are too large for a space can be unnecessarily expensive. It will typically start turning on and off more often, putting more strain on your unit — and your electric bills.

How to Calculate the Tonnage of Your HVAC Unit

You may be able to determine the tonnage of your HVAC unit by simply reading the manufacturer’s label on your system’s outdoor unit. However, most manufacturers don’t list tonnage and instead, list BTUs. Converting BTUs to tonnage can be done by simply dividing the BTUs by 12,000. For example, if your HVAC system is 24,000 BTUs, its tonnage is 2.

What Size HVAC Unit Do You Need?

The general rule in the heating and cooling industry is that one ton will heat or cool approximately 400 square feet of space. So, a 2-ton HVAC unit is actually quite small and would be too small for any space under 1,000 square feet. A 1200 square foot home would require no less than a 3-ton unit to heat and cool effectively throughout the house.

Other factors may also go into determining the size of your HVAC unit, such as home layout, existing supplemental heating, and more.

Take the Guesswork Out of HVAC with N.E.T.R., Inc.

It’s not every day that the average person can accurately calculate the tonnage needed from an HVAC system for a specific building or residence. However, this critical data is essential for determining the appropriate size of your HVAC unit. Get help making sure your HVAC system is properly sized for your home or business today by calling N.E.T.R., Inc. at 781.933.NETR (6387).