Do you own an older or historical home? Traditionally, owners of older homes are faced with challenges when making upgrades to these types of homes. With electricians, the wiring usually needs to be changed before any major upgrade can occur. Plumbing contractors usually have to change the type of pipes and material needed to make improvements. Upgrading the HVAC system in your home is no different. If you reside in a historic home, like many that exist in Old Town Alexandria, then you likely have faced challenges with improving your AC and heating system.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just add some new duct work and tie in to your existing system? Or simply purchase a window unit? Unfortunately, depending on the age of your home, you may not have the room to run new duct work and a loud window AC unit may not be the best fit for your home or at least, the area you are attempting to cool. If these are the problems you’re having with fixing your AC, contact us, we can help with ductless heating and cooling.
There are several reasons why you may want to consider a ductless mini split air conditioning unit–which are growing in popularity in the US. You may have heard them called mini split, non-ducted units, variable refrigerant flow or even multi-split systems. No matter what you call it, they make it easy to control the comfort of the room you are occupying. Case studies have proven that ductless is the perfect application for older homes.
When choosing ductless you’ll want to use a certified installer, like M.E. Flow, for installing a Mitsubishi Electric’s Mini Split Ductless Cooling systems. According to Mitsubishi other benefits of the mini-split systems are:
- Energy-efficient technology
- Quite Operation
- Allergen Filtration
- Precise Comfort Control
- Environmentally Friendly
- Flexible Indoor Unit Styles
- Wireless Remote Control
One of the biggest benefits is the money saved by using this type of system. Energy Star reports that you could save up to 30% on your heating and cooling cost.
Heating and cooling costs the average homeowner about $1,000 a year – nearly half the home’s total energy bill. Replacing your system with an ENERGY STAR certified model could cut your heating and cooling costs by 30%.
The answer to the question, why should you consider a ductless mini-split ac unit for your older home is pretty simple. When installed by a professional, you can save time, resources and money. Contact us for the best solution to fix the challenges your older or historical home faces in heating and cooling.