Monthly Archives: February 2023
February 28, 2023
Who doesn’t love getting money back at tax time? You can spend your tax refund on that home improvement project you’ve put off or even something nice for yourself (you deserve to splurge from time to time, after all!).
You’re planning to install a ductless mini split system in your home soon, and you’d like to plan the work in such a way as to maximize your tax benefits. How do you do that?
Know Your Options
To recoup the costs of your mini split, the applicable HVAC tax credit you should look into is the Federal HVAC Tax Credit. It’s also sometimes referred to as the Non-Business Energy Property Tax.
Whatever you prefer to call it, this tax credit went into effect in 2020 alongside the Federal Energy Efficient Tax Credits.
These tax credits can shave dollars off your mini split installation
February 21, 2023
Choosing the appropriate size for a ductless mini split system has proven more difficult than you thought.
Is it okay if your mini split is a bit oversized or is it better to undersize it?
If you can’t buy a mini split that’s the appropriate size, a slightly oversized mini split is better than one that’s too small. Let’s explain why.
When you undersize your mini split, you limit its capacity. This hinders how much heating and cooling the unit can provide right out of the gate, which can leave you wanting more.
Once your undersized mini split is hooked up and operational, it works harder to provide any meaningful heating and cooling.
Again, the lack of efficiency can make you think you made a mistake choosing a mini split over standard HVAC when really, it’s that you went too small.
An oversized mini split has more than enough power. While you may wonder what this means from an energy efficiency standpoint, it’s not as bad as you might imagine.
February 14, 2023
You’ve always used traditional HVAC like air conditioning or furnace heating to keep your home comfortable. However, the costs have become increasingly exorbitant, so you’re thinking of exploring other options, such as a ductless mini split system.
Here are five reasons why that’s such a smart choice!
1. Appealing Design
The indoor air-handling units of a ductless mini split system are small and unobtrusive. They certainly blend in better with any home décor than a hulking window air conditioner or a space heater.
Most of the time, you won’t even notice they’re there!
2. More Flexible Installation
Installing a ductless mini split system is phenomenally easy.
It’s all the ductwork that makes traditional HVAC so complex. Once you cut out the ductwork, a team of technicians can set
February 07, 2023
A mini split heat pump is a phenomenal solution for a more comfortable home or commercial building, but this is your first time using something beyond standard HVAC. You want to do it right, so how do you operate one of these systems?
We’ve compiled our best tips and pointers in this article, so make sure you check it out!
Open Some Doors
Although closing a door will trap in warmth, that only benefits that one room. If you open the doors in your home after turning on your mini split heat pump, the warm air can spread more effectively throughout the rest of the house.
Some estimates suggest that this can make a difference of up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit in your home’s temperature. It’s very much a small thing that can lead to big changes!
Let the Sun Help
How bright do you keep your home during the day? If you have the curtains pulled tighter than Fort Knox, you’re blockading the sunlight and