Summers around here are getting increasingly humid, and this can easily lead to problems for anyone with allergies or asthma. The high humidity can promote mold growth, and the spores can be very aggravating for people with any sort of allergies, making them miserable.
This ranch-style home in Lehighton was being heated by electric baseboard heat and they had no air conditioning. The homeowner started to notice increased issues with allergies with several family members, and they weren’t quite sure what was going on. Then they noticed that their sunroom was actually getting mold growth!
It was definitely time to explore better options for both their comfort and their health! They called R.F. Ohl to see what options were available. Our technician determined that a Mitsubishi ductless system would solve their home comfort issues.
Problem: This ranch home didn’t have any air conditioning, and the high humidity was contributing to mold growth in the sunroom, which was not only destructive but was aggravating the owner’s allergies.
Solution: Three zones of ductless heating and air conditioning will help the homeowners control the humidity and temperature throughout the house while saving money on energy bills with increased heating and cooling efficiency. This solution gives them both better comfort and health in one package!
Enhanced Comfort Solutions
They gave us a call here at R.F. Ohl, to see what we’d recommend to remedy the situation.
We knew that a Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini-split Hyper Heat system would be just the thing to solve all their problems. Ductless systems use an outdoor heat pump unit and then add indoor “cassettes”- wall mounted units that can control both the temperature and the humidity in a room with a remote control. The units are very quiet- much quieter than traditional window air conditioners, and much more energy efficient. They also distribute the air to a wider area and monitor air quality, a huge benefit especially in a space like the sunroom where we knew it was prone to moisture.
The other advantage of ductless systems like this one is the ability to add cassettes to expand the comfort into separate zones to help make the whole home comfortable. The homeowners opted to put units in their master bedroom, living room and sun room, ensuring they could get perfect comfort wherever they were. And by having the individual zones controlled separately, you can save significant money in energy costs by only heating or cooling the zones you are using, meaning you don’t have to pay to heat or cool the master bedroom, for example, while you’re at work, or watching TV in the living room!
Energy Efficiency & Other Ductless Benefits
Ductless was the perfect solution for this home as well because they are super-efficient heaters as well as air conditioners. The Mitsubishi Hyper Heat system uses something called inverter technology which can make energy-efficient heat all the way down to -13 F, and the increased efficiency over the existing baseboard heating will mean this family could expect to see significant savings this Winter using the Mitsubishi Electric system for heat over the existing radiators.
Many of the homeowners who have installed ductless tell us how much they appreciate being able to add that touch of heat just when they want it, on those chilly fall mornings or afternoons, without having to boot up their main heating system. With the location and efficiency of the ductless system, we wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t become the main heating and cooling system for the home.
Best of all, the system will be able to keep the sun-room comfortable in the peak of summer or the coldest days of winter- making sure it becomes one of the most used rooms in the house- and that the mold will never become a problem again. That makes this solution from R.F. Ohl not only one that brings comfort to the family, but helps keep them healthy every day of the year as well.