If you rely on ductless mini-split AC in Framingham, MA or the MetroWest area, then you may have discovered how hard it can be to find reliable are conditioning service technicians to work on these systems. Because mini-split AC units aren’t quite as common as traditional AC, some companies don’t keep skilled technicians on staff. But that’s the case with us!
At Nicholson Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, our cooling experts are trained to work on all types of AC systems, including ductless AC and heating. We know that you require full functionality from your cooling system regardless of what type you have. That’s why our experts are always ready and waiting to help you get yours working again or install a new one!
Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split AC Units
Not sure if a ductless mini-split system in MetroWest is right for you? Here are just a few benefits:
- Better zoned heating and cooling. Stop paying to cool your whole home when you spend most of your time in just a few rooms.
- Many options for unit placement; work around existing decor!
- Installation is quick and simple
- Increased energy efficiency (this saves you money, too!)
- Greater ability to customize heating and cooling
Ductless Mini-Split AC Installation
Are you looking to install a ductless mini-split air conditioner in Framingham? Maybe you’re unsure of which type of system would
be best for your home?
We will answer all of your questions about these systems, help you find one that would be amazing in your home, then perform your ductless mini-split AC installation, too.
Ductless Mini-Split AC Repair
If you need ductless mini-split AC repair in Framingham or the surrounding area, place a call to Nicholson now! We’ll send out a friendly HVAC technician with years of experience working with mini-split AC systems.
Before long, we’ll have found the problem and implemented a solution, and you’ll have a working mini-split once again!
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump
The ductless mini-split heat pump is the part of the system that will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We can help you test and maintain your mini-split heat pump, too.
If we find any issues during our visit, we’ll notify you and get it repaired before you need it again. This helps you avoid catastrophic problems and keeps overall repair costs low.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.