When it comes to fixing or upgrading mini-split systems, you can trust the professionals on our team. Our technicians offer mini-split repair and installation services for homes in areas of Massachusetts such as Framingham, Natick, Newton, Waltham, Marlborough, and Milford. Give our staff a call at (508) 301-1767 to receive help with a damaged mini-split system in your house.
What Is a Mini-Split System?
A mini-split system is capable of both cooling and heating your home throughout the year. However, unlike your typical HVAC units such as a furnace or air conditioning system that can only be turned on or off, each mini-split system can be set to your desired temperature.
Mini-splits are ductless, breaking away from traditional heating or cooling systems. Instead of large ducts, each indoor mini-split unit only requires a few smaller lines to run to it. Since it doesn’t need to control air in your entire home, these innovative units are more efficient. When heating mode is activated, they can be anywhere from 2-4 times more efficient than a traditional furnace or boiler.
How Does a Mini-Split Work?
When set to cooling mode, your mini-split units will move heat from inside your home to the outside, similar to an air conditioning unit. However, instead of blowing air from a single air handler and moving it through air ducts, mini-splits will blow air from a variety of air handlers, allowing for zone control.
In many ways, a mini-split unit functions much like a traditional air conditioning system. In cooling mode, it moves heat from inside your home to the outside air. The difference is where the cool air blows from.
Mini-Splits vs Central Air Conditioners
Mini-Split System Advantages
- Better control over the temperature of individual zones
- Higher efficiency and less energy loss
- Can heat your home up to 4 times more efficiently than a furnace or baseboard heater
- Can dehumidify your home without cooling it
- Delivers cleaner indoor-air
Central Air Conditioner Advantages
- Lower upfront cost
- Less electrical work required
- Less obtrusive aesthetic
Benefits of Mini-Splits
The biggest benefit homeowners see after installing mini-split systems is the money they save on energy bills. It may be more expensive to install your unit, but over time you may notice a lower energy bill and a more comfortable indoor environment. Another key benefit of mini-splits is the ability to target specific areas in your home.
If you just want heating or cooling in a specific area of your home, you can simply install a mini-split unit in that room. This isn’t possible with a traditional central heating or cooling system, which distributes conditioned air throughout your home and tends to lose energy to the ducts. Our professionals offer mini-split air conditioning (AC) and heating installation or repair services for homes in Marlborough, MA and other areas. Our team will help you explore the advantages of upgrading to a mini-split system.
Ductless Mini-Split AC Installation Services
Are you looking to install a ductless mini-split air conditioner (AC) system? Maybe you’re unsure of which type of system would be best for your home? We are available to answer all of your questions about these systems and help you find one that would be amazing in your home.
Ductless Mini-Split AC Repair Services
If you need ductless mini-split AC repair services in Framingham, MA or the surrounding area, place a call with our team today! We will send out a friendly HVAC technician with years of experience working with mini-split AC systems.
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
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. If we find any issues during our visit, we will notify you and get it repaired before you need it again. This helps you avoid catastrophic problems and keeps overall repair costs low.
Mini-Split Air Conditioning (AC) and Heating Repair Services in Framingham, MA and Other Areas
Just like any air conditioning unit, a mini-split system will need occasional maintenance. If your mini-split units have a refrigerant leak or bad control boards, you can trust our qualified technicians to get them back in working order.
Our professionals provide reputable mini-split repair and replacement services in areas of Massachusetts such as Norwood, Wellesley, Framingham, Needham, Shrewsbury, and Newton. If you think a mini-split system could be ideal for your home, call us by phone at (508) 301-1767 to book an appointment. Our technicians are familiar with mini-split systems and their components and are ready to help you strategically place them in your home.
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.
If you need help fixing a malfunctioning mini-split system in your home, give our team a call at (508) 301-1767 to book an appointment.