Some would say that there is no such thing.
Old City Philadelphia is famous for its Row Homes. And, older row homes are equally famous for being uncomfortable in our humid summers because so many row homes don't have a central heating and cooling system, leaving folks to rely on window units to try to stay comfortable in the heat. This row home, built in the 1920's in Old City has a gas-fired water boiler and cast iron radiators for heat, but no central air at all. This means relying on bulky window air conditioners that are a pain to install and take down seasonally, and actually block up your windows for a good part of the year as well! On top of that, window units are not very efficient and expensive to run, and our homeowner was looking for a better solution for his new home.
The homeowner recently moved into this older home on Fillmore Street in Bristol, PA - Bucks County. The venerable home has oil heat and and lacks the ductwork, and the space needed for the ductwork, of a traditional air conditioning system. The customer was looking for the most economical, and least intrusive way, to cool the rooms on the second floor.
Mitsubishi Electric has announced the launch of kumo cloud TM. The kumo cloud TM is an app and web service that allows you to remotely and wirelessly control your Mitsubishi Electric single- or multi-zone ductless mini split systems. With kumo cloud TM along with your smartphone or tablet device, you can manage multiple venues, such as home, work, and vacation locations. The kumo cloud TM also controls functions like turning the system on/off, system mode, fan speed, and vane direction. In addition, it can monitor the filter and error codes.
What is Hyper Heat?
Hyper Heat is a new home heating system designed by Mitsubishi. It’s the perfect home comfort solution for a range of homes and sizes, and has the advantage of being both a heating and air conditioning system that doesn’t rely on ductwork, making it a perfect option for older and historic homes that have relied on oil or radiator heat in the winter, and perhaps window air conditioners for summer months.
If our nation's oldest residential street can have central air, what are you waiting for?
About the Alley
Elfreth’s Alley is one of the most historic streets, not only in Philadelphia, but also in the United States of America. It's located in the heart of Old City between Front and 2nd Streets, just north of Arch. The alley which is referred to as "Our nation's oldest residential street," can trace its origins back to 1702.
From the minute you step onto the cobble stone street, you’re taken back 300 years in time, when horse and buggies ruled the roads and homes stood charmingly side-by-side. This picture of the street has become a symbol of Philadelphia and of the historically significant structures that the city possesses.
A thumbs up is exactly how we feel here at ECI Comfort about the new Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling system. Whether you're in the market for a whole new system or you just want to make your home more comfortable during the hot and humid weather that lies ahead, here are 5 reasons why you should choose to go ductless this summer:
Way back in 2013, ECI Comfort set up two tents at the Levittown Car Show and Family Fun Day as part of our Comfort Challenge. The tent on the left was cooled by a typical window unit air conditioner. Next to it, the tent on the right was cooled by a Mitsubishi ductless wall unit. Guess which one attendees liked most!
If you were to walk by this charming Bristol Borough home, it might not be immediately apparent that inside, a popular salon has been thriving for almost sixty years.
Recently, ECI Comfort installed a Mitsubishi ductless split heating and air conditioning unit in the home. While we were there I got to get to know the home/salon owner, Harry Moyer, and even got a haircut while I was at it.
Learn Everything About Ductless Heating and Cooling Solutions for Your Home
From Elkins Park to The Main Line to Northeast Philadelphia, and from Doylestown to Bensalem, ECI Comfort has been providing homeowners with ductless heating and cooling solutions for more than 20 years.
If there's a question, somebody has asked us.
If there's a home comfort problem, we've solved it.
So this is our free resource for homeowners, like you, doing research on ductless air conditioning and heating solutions. If your question isn't answered here, please submit it in the form below and you'll be entered to win a $20 Wawa gift card. We give one away every week!
You're a candidate for ductless if:
- You have a problem room that just won't heat or cool.
- You have a new addition to your home and can't run ductwork.
- You own an historic home and wish to respect the construction.
- You own an older home and just don't have room in the walls for ductwork.
- You have a bonus room or Florida room that you want to use year round.
- You are closing registers to manage comfort in other rooms.
- You are rearranging the living space in your home to accommodate a parent or child moving in.
- Finished basements
There are other good reasons to consider Ductless heating and cooling solutions, but these are the biggies.
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