- Better Indoor Air Quality: Ductless split system air handlers are equipped with advanced multi-stage filtration that captures contaminants that spread viruses and causes allergies and asthma-related symptoms. Filters are washable, last up to 10 years, and absorbs odors to neutralize unpleasant smells.
- Effective in Low Temperatures: Ductless heat pumps are designed to provide consistent indoor heating comfort when outside temperatures drop to 14 degrees Celsius. Qualified HVAC contractors can install an electric heat strip when supplemental heating is required.
- Quiet Comfort and Control: Ductless heat pumps and air conditioners operate at lower velocities, and they do not have the same level of air noise associated with conventional HVAC systems. Homeowners appreciate a quiet air conditioner for bedroom use that also has a low profile.In multi zone systems, every indoor unit has a separate remote control, so the temperature can be tailored to the individual preference of each occupant.
- Save Energy and Money: Ductless air conditioners and heat pumps employ advanced inverter technology that regulates compressor operation to provide exceptional cost-effective performance. In fact, the Mitsubishi air conditioner line is available in efficiencies ranging from 13-26 SEER. A ductless heat pump system can save up to 40 percent when compared to a standard electric furnace or electric baseboard heating.
- Ease of Installation: Since the ductwork is eliminated from the system, ductless mini splits require far less labor to install than conventional HVAC equipment. This is especially important in retrofit applications where the central air distribution network is found to be inadequate in meeting the building’s load requirements. Indoor ductless fan coil units only require one 3 inch hole in an exterior wall to accommodate the connections to the outdoor condensing unit.
- Ideal for Retrofit Applications: In older buildings with thick walls, installing ductwork and conventional HVAC equipment may be impractical or too costly. In a ductless system, the indoor and outdoor components can be located up to 50 feet away with only a negligible loss of efficiency. This flexibility allows condensing units to be installed in areas where they will remain inconspicuous and unobtrusive.
- Tax Credits: Under the current energy efficient air conditioner tax credit program, homeowners can qualify for a tax credit up to 10 percent of the total cost of any qualifying ductless split system installed by December 31, 2013. The total tax credit for heating and air conditioning equipment is $300 but can be used in conjunction with other qualifying systems for a total credit of $500.
The team at TNC Mechanical Cooling & Heating, Inc. in Monson, MA., is ready to assist. Serving clients throughout Western MA, the family-owned company offers a wide range of HVAC services. Visit us online for more information or call (888) 284-3892 to schedule an appointment.