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If you like headaches, consider what could go into modernizing residential heating and cooling solutions. Older buildings in New England were designed to accept a particular heating solution. Whether it was fireplace heat, a boiler, or a furnace running on coal, gas or oil, the heating solution is an integral part of the building’s construction.

Challenges abound when modernizing residential heating

Times definitely change, but buildings typically don’t. When it comes to modernizing residential heating systems, many homeowners don’t even consider it. They bring in a newer version of the same old (often inefficient) system. It’s easy to understand why. The alternative is to undertake a complicated retrofitting plan that may involve upgrading other major systems in the home, like the plumbing and the electric service or wiring.

Fortunately, you can now add a ductless system and get a combined heating and cooling solution in one easy package.

That’s the kind of solution New England Ductless offers. For example, we recently installed a Mitsubishi HyperHeat system with the Kumo Cloud wireless control application in a residence in South Boston. Since the compressor sits outside, we needed to drill a hole through the home’s foundation. (Did I mention that the foundation consisted of three courses of brick?) The photograph above shows the actual hole we created. This single, small access holds all of the refrigerant lines, wiring and drains for the entire system – which provides heating and cooling for three separate zones.

With this approach to modernizing residential heating, there’s no complicated retrofitting and no major demolition involved. When the system is installed, the owner enjoys quiet, efficient heating and cooling. You can control each zone separately from the touch-panel control, but the Kumo Cloud application also allows you to control all three zones separately from anywhere using a smartphone.

A ductless system is a great solution option for modernizing residential heating in old buildings that either have no ducts or can’t be altered. It’s also great for budgets that can’t accommodate a major renovation. This particular installation also takes advantage of more than $1,700 in combined rebates from the MassSave and MassCEC heat pump rebate programs.

The great advantage of ductless heating and cooling is that you get efficient comfort year round from a single, reliable system. If you’d like more information about your options for modernizing residential heating, or how you can take advantage of current heat pump rebates, contact us at New England Ductless at (617) 915-2803. We’ll be happy to show you how a ductless heating and cooling system can bring added comfort to your home and help you save on your energy bills year-round!

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