Some would say that there is no such thing.
Problem: An pre-war row home in the Old City section of Philadelphia didn’t have room for a conventional central air conditioner. The window units were loud, bulky, and expensive.
Solution: Installed two ducted mini splits to cool the house. These use less energy and are quieter than central air or window units. And, they take up less room than traditional ductwork systems.
Problem: The second floor of a single home in historic Bristol Borough, PA was too hot in the summer. But, the house didn’t have central air or ductwork to support it.
Solution: Installed a Mitsubishi Hyper-Heat ducted mini split system. It provides cooling upstairs without taking up any living space. It also heats in the fall and winter.
Updated June 7, 2019
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.
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.
In October 2013, ECI Comfort Solutions completed an installation of a ductless heating and cooling system in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. The installation was such a success story that Mitsubishi and ECI decided to publish a case study extolling the virtues of ductless systems for row homes.
Ductless heating and cooling systems are taking the HVAC industry by storm. In some ways, they're nothing short of revolutionary. But the newness doesn't mean you or anyone else should be wary. They are technically heat pumps, but these new systems easily keep you warm when the winter on the east coast becomes brutal and it will keep you nice and cool when the summer is unbearably hot. Let's be honest, we all know how unpredictable the weather gets in the Bucks County/Philadelphia area!
Here's a quick, straightforward video from the guys at This Old House. Scroll a little further down for a more detailed explanation.
We installed this Mitsubishi ductless split, heating and cooling system for a great client in the Elkins Park community, just outside Philadelphia. Here's the story.
As a young apprentice to his father Bill, AJ Eberhardt is the modern day example of a Master Craftsman passing the torch to his son.
Once a common practice, it’s sadly a vanishing tradition. From the time he was a young boy, AJ loved working alongside his father. It seemed only natural that when he became old enough, he would help his Dad during the summer’s installing Central Air systems at ECI Comfort, where his father worked since before he was born. When AJ turned seventeen, he picked up another of his father’s passions, firefighting, and joined the volunteers of the Croydon Fire house.