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Case Studies

We think the easiest way to tell you what we do is to show you what we do. Serving the greater Philadelphia area, we've done installations from Old City to Elkins Park, Trenton to Yardley, and have served Delaware Valley homeowners for over twenty years.

So, find a home or a neighborhood that looks like yours and see how we helped the homeowner with their home comfort problems. If you don't see your neighborhood or your type of home here, please click here to let us know where you live and we'll see if we have a story near you.

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Heating and air conditioning for Lower Bucks and the Greater Philadelphia area

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From Tudors to Colonials to split-level homes and more, we've installed heating and air conditioning in all types of single family homes, condos, townhomes and apartments in and around the Philadelphia area.

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Jun 17, 2022 8:40:45 AM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

March Sadness Winners Get An AC Upgrade With Mitsubishi Ductless

PROBLEM: Our homeowners were tired of putting in their bulky window units in the summer just to feel minimal relief from the heat. They also wanted a second heat source to supplement their boiler. 

SOLUTION: After winning the March Sadness giveaway, ECI installed a brand new Mitsubishi ductless system. The mini-splits will provide them cooling comfort in the summer and will act as a backup heat source in the winter.

 

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Aug 3, 2021 11:23:45 AM by Joe Berardi - 0 comments

Mitsubishi Ductless Saves the Day for Fairmount Homeowners

PROBLEM: Danny and his family were presented with a problem after purchasing their home a few years ago: an older HVAC system that never quite got the job done. After a few years of constant issues -- finally capped off by a dead system -- they were stuck in the heat of the Summer with no way to cool their home. Their heat pump system was also their main heat source, so looking ahead to Winter caused urgency as well. Enter the debate of fix, replace, or re-invent...was it time for ductless heating and cooling? 

SOLUTION: ECI Comfort installed a multi-zone Mitsubishi Hyper-Heat Ductless Mini-Split heating and cooling system. With equipment delays becoming the norm, we also installed temporary window & portable AC units to provide the homeowners with relief from the extreme heatwave while we worked to get our equipment in and begin the installation.

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Jul 21, 2021 10:25:36 AM by Brian Kinkade - 0 comments

South Philly Rowhome Finally Gets a Permanent AC Solution

PROBLEM:  New homeowners, Ted and Carrie, reached out to ECI during their settlement process on an old Philadelphia rowhome. The rowhome was equipped with cast-iron radiators for heat and window units for AC. Ted and Carrie were looking for a more permanent solution for their new home. Concerned about space and noise, they reached out to ECI about ductless mini-splits.

SOLUTION:
ECI Comfort installed a four-zone Mitsubishi Ductless system.  This multi-zone system was installed across three stories and provides both heating and cooling. This provided a permanent solution for their forever home and eliminated the need for those noisy window units. Since these Mitsubishi mini-splits require no ductwork, our homeowners can save on valuable space and get the most out of their new home. They also feature whisper-quiet technology.

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Jul 21, 2021 10:23:04 AM by Brian Kinkade - 0 comments

1700s Stone Farmhouse Gets AC Upgrade It Always Needed

PROBLEM:  Our homeowner, David, has a charming stone home built in the early 1700s. The home was built in three phases and was equipped with cast iron radiators for heat with no cooling system. David needed options that would efficiently heat and cool his home without disturbing the clean aesthetic of the property.

SOLUTION:
ECI Comfort installed a four-zone Mitsubishi Ductless system.  This four-zone system provides heating and cooling to the main spaces of the home without disrupting the homes functionality. With the home being constructed in different stages, finding spaces for the splits and the heat pump proved to be tricky. But with help from our lead installer, Matt, and coordination with the homeowner, our team found the perfect options and placements. For older homes with limited space, ductless AC is the perfect match.

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Jul 19, 2021 4:36:25 PM by Ronald Musser - 0 comments

Cooling Elfreth's Alley in Old City With Mitsubishi Ductless Splits

PROBLEM: Our homeowners needed a way to cool their historic Trinity home in Elfreth's Alley. They did not want to take up valuable space, and wanted to maintain the architectural and historical integrity of the home.

SOLUTION: ECI Comfort installed Mitsubishi ductless mini-splits. These heat pump provide efficient cooling (and heating!) without taking up room with bulky ductwork.

 

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Jul 19, 2021 3:27:26 PM by Ron Musser - 0 comments

Mini split replaces window air conditioners: Old City rowhome

PROBLEM: An pre-war rowhome in the Old City section of Philadelphia didn’t have room for a conventional central air conditioner, and window units were too loud, bulky, and expensive to run.

SOLUTION: ECI Comfort installed two ducted mini-splits to cool the house. These use less energy and are quieter than central air or window units. Plus, they take up less room than traditional ductwork systems.

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Jun 23, 2021 12:17:32 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Cooling a Civil War-Era Rowhome & the Revitalization of Fishtown

PROBLEM: Our homeowners bought a 14-room, Civil War-era rowhome in Philadelphia in the seventies. They didn’t want to disturb the home’s architecture by adding ductwork for central air. For decades they used noisy, inefficient window units to cool the home.

SOLUTION: ECI Comfort installed a Unico High Velocity air conditioning system. It silently circulates cool air throughout the house without disturbing the look and feel of the home.

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Jun 10, 2021 11:28:56 AM by Brian Kinkade - 0 comments

Multi-Model Ductless Hyper Heat System In South Philly

PROBLEM:  Our homeowner was tired of continuously installing window units every year to beat the summer heat, only to be let down with inefficiency and noisy "window-rattling". His older rowhome also featured a 50+ year old boiler at the end of its life. The homeowner wanted an efficient system that wouldn't compromise space in his home, while providing both cooling and heating. 

SOLUTION:
ECI Comfort installed a multi-zone Mitsubishi Ductless Hyper-Heat system.  The system doesn't require ductwork and provides both air conditioning and heat. It is a great way to solve heating and cooling problems in older homes, while maintaining the limited space available. For South Philly rowhomes, ductless AC is the perfect match. This install also featured for the first time, Mitsubishi's brand new FS Model indoor unit!

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May 5, 2021 2:54:47 PM by Lauren Mangano - 0 comments

Queen Village Air Conditioning Upgrade with Unico High Velocity

PROBLEM: The 20-year-old air conditioner in a Queen Village rowhome needed replacement. Our homeowners wanted to upgrade their high velocity system.

SOLUTION: ECI Comfort installed a Unico high velocity air conditioning system. This required careful work, including coordination with the electric company, to get the new unit onto a second-story platform.

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May 5, 2021 1:55:10 PM by Ron Musser - 0 comments

Ductless AC Cools South Philly Trinity While Preserving Artwork

PROBLEM: A historic trinity home near the Italian Market was always too warm in the summer with no ductwork for central air. 

SOLUTION: ECI Installed a Mitsubishi ductless mini-split system with three indoor air handlers. We mounted the outdoor heat pump along the second floor to preserve artwork near the sidewalk.

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