In the area where I live, the temperature cools off and requires running the heating system as early as September.
We typically need to rely on the furnace until sometime in April or May.
It costs a fortune to heat our home. Temperatures down to twenty below zero put a huge demand on the heating system and require a great deal of energy. The last thing I want to do is pay a huge electric bill to run a central air conditioner. Our summer season usually doesn’t last long, but we can get temperatures into the high nineties with brutal humidity. Even if it’s for a short time, having an overheated house is uncomfortable and unpleasant. The heat and excessive moisture can lead to condensation running down the windows, mold and mildew growth and sleepless nights. I tried getting by with window air conditioners, but wasn’t happy with them. They block the view from the window, require storage in the winter months and installing and removing them is aggravating. I decided to consult with an HVAC contractor and asked for recommendations. The technician suggested a ductless multi-split air conditioner. This type of system combines an outdoor air compressor with multiple indoor air handlers. The air handlers are very slim, lightweight and permanently installed up high on the wall. I’m able to customize the temperature in each room and only cool those areas that are in use. The ductless air conditioner is quite powerful, exceptionally energy efficient and helps to combat humidity. It effectively circulates and filters the indoor air, to keep the home cleaner, healthier and more comfortable.