Mini Split Solves Heating & Cooling Problem In Schwenksville Colonial

Mini Split Solves Heating & Cooling Problem In Schwenksville, PA Colonial

Problem: A Schwenksville, PA family was experiencing uncomfortable hot and cold spots in their older Colonial home. Bedrooms were hot in summer and cold in winters.

Solution: Installed a ductless mini split heating and cooling system. It’s customized for the unique heating and cooling needs of this older gem without the need for an invasive installation.

Owning an older home can be one of life’s great pleasures. The established neighborhoods, solid construction and maybe even the history of the home or even the landscaping provides homeowners with feelings of stability and comfort.

But if yesterday’s heating and cooling system can’t keep up with the demands of today, then it is time to consider this non-invasive option – a ductless heating and cooling system by Bryant!

In the case of a Schwenksville, PA Colonial, the homeowners’ existing system just could not keep up with the demands of maintaining a comfortable environment. The homeowners experienced uneven heating and cooling in the rooms furthest from the heating and cooling sources.

The upstairs bedrooms were unbearably hot in the summertime and like an arctic blast in the winter. It made them second guess their desire to stay in their home.

The solution was simpler that they thought: The homeowners supplemented their existing heating and cooling system with a ductless mini split system covering all of their heating and cooling needs.

How Mini Splits Work

This ductless mini split system provides custom heating and cooling whenever and wherever you need it. And because it is ductless, there is no need for expensive and messy installation of ductwork.

What’s more, these ductless mini split installers can act as a complement to your existing system or as a stand alone heating and cooling source for those days and nights when you don’t want to heat or cool the entire house – maybe just one room.

As in all things, the devil is in the details. How it actually works is what makes this system so perfect for the older established home.

Heat Pumps

These systems are “split” between indoor and outdoor units that don’t look as if they’re connected at all. Outside you have the heat pump, which is responsible for moving heat into your home in the winter and removing heat from your home in the summer.

In that way, it works similarly to the standard AC condenser units that you see outside of houses with one exception: The outside unit works in “reverse”, bringing warmth into your house in the winter.

Air Handlers

The system is compact. Inside, you’ll see air handlers in one or more rooms depending on your heating and cooling needs.

Each handler sucks in the air in the room, heats or cools it depending on the need, and then recirculates it.

The inside and outside units work together through flexible piping sending refrigerant liquid through a closed loop between the two units. The liquid is warmed or cooled as needed.

That way, there’s no need to send air back to a central furnace or central air unit in the basement or utility closet and then send it back to the area calling for comfort.

More Benefits of Mini Split Heating and Cooling

The benefits of a ductless mini split installation go beyond the obvious. So, let me list them here:

  • Customized Temperature control
  • Quiet Operation
  • Easy individual controls

Customized Temperature Control

Each air handler has a built-in thermostat, which means our homeowners can set each part of the house to a different temperature. It is good to know that on hot summer nights you can sleep in cool comfort while saving energy costs by not cooling the entire house.

Quiet Operation

Each unit operates at a whisper. There are no rattling window air-conditioning units to deal with. Or the annoying sounds of rushing air traveling through extensive ductwork. The availability of a good night’s sleep is finally within reach!

This System Saves You Money

The cost of a ductless system may seem expensive at first, but the savings in energy consumption and available rebates – not to mention the comfort – help make this system a long term game changer.

You can get a $300 (or higher) rebate  from PECO for installing an energy-efficient heating and air system. When you combine that with Bryant manufacturer rebates, a mini split is more affordable than you may think!

Let’s not forget how efficient this system is. Don’t take my word for it. According to the folks at Energy Star, the group that evaluates today’s HVAC systems, a ductless system can save you up to 30% on your energy bills.

Installation Is A Breeze

Installation can be completed in as little as a day for single zone systems while multi-zone systems may take only 4 to 5 days. Our Schwenksville homeowner was looking for a single

Once our homeowners in Schwenksville called their contractor in for a consultation, the team came out to look at the house and draw up a customized plan based on the homeowner’s needs.

They walked the homeowner through every step of the job: where and how they would work and  how long it would take. The bulk of the work was completed in just a few hours.

Now, these homeowners are enjoying the comfort of a modern heating and cooling system surrounded by the history and memories of their older Colonial.

Mini Split Installation In Schwenskville, PA

If you are the proud owner of an older home but wish you had a cooler night’s sleep, schedule your free consultation for a customized evaluation of your home.

You’ll learn how ductless, mini split technology can improve your comfort level, improve the value of your home and potentially save you money in energy costs!