In the US, we spend less on heating and cooling today than we did two decades ago. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in the US, average residential energy consumption has remained level during that time. We’ve simply redirected the energy we’ve saved on heating and cooling to other devices in our home. For some homeowners, a “green plan” is helping them tackle the goal of energy conservation.
Heating and cooling represent the largest source of energy consumption in US homes today. Reductions here will produce real, tangible results.
Maintaining separate heating and cooling systems is costly. Forced air furnaces and central air conditioning don’t always provide high efficiency. In addition, the ductwork that supports these systems is inefficient. It reduces system efficiency by as much as 30%! Dust, organic debris and other contaminants can reduce system efficiency even more. Without regular maintenance, high efficiency goes right out the window!
Make ductless heating and cooling part of your green plan
Ductless heating and cooling systems provide exceptional efficiency by eliminating the ductwork – the single biggest source of energy loss in conventional central systems. In addition, their high efficiency compressors aren’t running constantly or at full power, which reduces their electricity consumption.
An added benefit of ductless heating and cooling is that it doesn’t store or circulate dust, pollen, mold spores and other environmental contaminants in your home. With a ductless heating and cooling system, your home will be cleaner and healthier year-round.
Ductless heating and cooling is zone-specific in your home or office. Unlike central systems that provide one point of temperature control, ductless heating and cooling can provide multiple points of climate control. You heat and cool the rooms you’re using, and save energy by not heating or cooling the spaces you don’t use.
Ductless systems are also quiet. They’re literally no louder than a human whisper. That’s quite a change from central and supplemental heating and cooling systems that rely on noisy fans to move treated air into your living space.
Reducing your heating and cooling costs should be part of the green plan for your home. Right now, there are a number of different rebate programs you can take advantage of to reduce the cost of buying and installing ductless heating and cooling systems. Rebates are available for both residential and commercial installations, and single-family and multi-family buildings.
If you’d like more information about incorporating ductless heating and cooling into the green plan for your home, please contact us at New England Ductless at (617) 915-2803. We’ll be happy to consult with you on the right approach for your home or business.