Home improvements are always strategic. You make them because they provide or improve a critical function; they preserve or increase the resale value of the home; or they improve the appeal of the home. When you find an improvement that does all three, you owe it to yourself to consider it. Ductless heating and cooling is one of those investments that you should be considering.
Ductless heating and cooling advancements are game-changers
Today’s ductless heating and cooling systems aren’t your run-of-the-mill heat pumps from 20-30 years ago. The technology has advanced significantly, and ductless heat pumps are now one of the most efficient options for heating and cooling on the market today.
Older heat pump systems consumed a lot of electricity and didn’t work well in colder climates. Having heat in the winter is a necessity, especially in Boston, so it’s natural to be suspicious of “new” heating technologies. Since electricity costs more per KWH in Boston than the national average, it’s also natural to assume than an electric heating system can drive your bill through the roof in the winter!
Here’s the good news. Ductless heat pumps are highly energy efficient. Unlike older heat pumps, the compressor operates at a variable speed, which significantly reduces electricity consumption and allows you to have complete control over your heating.
Ready for more good news? Ductless heat pumps can effectively heat your home even when the outside temperature dips below zero. You’ll stay comfortably warm even on the coldest nights.
As a bonus, ductless heating systems also provide ductless cooling in the summer months. The single-system approach provides highly reliable, highly individualized comfort in all areas of your home. Unlike ducted central air systems, ductless systems are whisper quiet. You get cool, comfortable air delivered to every room in your home, and you can choose which areas of your home to heat and cool.
Being able to heat and cool areas selectively allows you to save money year round. By not heating and cooling unused (or infrequently used) areas of your home, you can reduce your annual utility usage without sacrificing comfort. If your usage patterns change, you can expand the system to meet your needs.
Ductless heating and cooling systems are also ideal for use in historic homes. The modifications required to install the system are minimal; the systems require just a 3-inch hole in the exterior wall. The inside evaporator units come in a number of profiles and sit unobtrusively on the wall. You can control each unit remotely, too!
If you’d like more information about how a ductless heating and cooling system can lower your energy bills and make your home more appealing, please give us a call at New England Ductless at (617) 915-2803.