The homes of Cape Cod are so iconic that there’s an entire architectural style named for them. But what about the homes themselves?
The housing stock on Cape Cod and throughout Southeastern Massachusetts runs the gamut from historic to brand new. A decent number of the households we serve were built before the 1960s when forced air heating and cooling systems became popular. These homes tend to rely on boiler systems for heat in the winter and don’t have ducts.
When the summer heats up, where does that leave these homes for cooling equipment? You would need to install ductwork for central air conditioning, but that can be a disruptive, expensive process. Is it any wonder, then, that so many homeowners think they’re stuck with window A/C units?
We don’t need to tell you that window units are ineffective. They can’t cool a large area. They’re loud and use a lot of electricity. If you leave them installed through the winter, they allow heat to escape, costing you more money.
But the Tasha team has a solution that provides energy-efficient, long-lasting A/C. We install ductless mini-split cooling systems.
There are two primary components to a mini-split: an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. (Multiple air handlers can connect to a single compressor.)
A mini-split system cools your home by transferring heat from inside to outside. The air handler pulls in warm air from your home. The heat moves to the compressor via a thin pipe through the wall. The heat is expelled, and cooled air is returned to your living space.
Ductless systems can also provide supplemental heat by reversing this process in colder months.
There are many advantages that ductless A/C systems have over both window units and central cooling equipment.
Installing ductwork takes a lot of time and money, especially in an older home. You can also lose ceiling height in the process. In contrast, the Tasha team can install a ductless mini-split system in one day with only minimal drilling to run refrigerant lines and hang indoor units. Plus, we can discreetly position indoor components so you barely notice them.
You can save a significant amount of money with mini-split systems over central A/C. They offer what’s called zoned cooling. While central A/C typically cools your whole home to a single temperature, each mini-split unit operates independently. So, you can scale back cooling in rooms you aren’t in and save energy.
You also avoid duct losses with mini-splits. The Department of Energy has found that up to 30 percent of a home’s A/C-related energy consumption can be attributed to cool air lost through leaky ducts.
Once a Tasha technician installs your top-of-the-line ductless mini-split system, it can serve you for 20 years or more with proper maintenance. Our specially-trained HVAC technicians are here to provide routine service and repairs that ensure your total home comfort.
It’s never been a better time to install a ductless A/C product in your Cape Cod home. Not only will you enjoy all the comfort enhancements and energy savings discussed above, but you can also save thousands of dollars right away. Qualifying ductless home comfort systems are eligible for generous rebates from Mass Save and federal tax credits as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Don’t delay — these financial incentives are available for a limited time and are subject to availability. Contact the Tasha team to learn more about your ductless cooling options.