By Brent Sauser
I was pleased to come across the Mitsubishi Electric exhibit at GreenBuild 2013 in Philadelphia. Prominently displayed was the popular Mitsubishi Ductless HVAC system. NetZeroMax was fortunate to have Chuck Applebee consent to making a video regarding Mitsubishi Ductless HVAC systems. As an architect, I have had the opportunity to specify ductless systems and consider myself a convert to the technology. Ductless HVAC systems have been around for decades, in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere outside the United States. Meanwhile, Americans are way behind the benefit curve when it comes to energy efficient and cost effective ductless HVAC systems. Conventional ducted systems can achieve up to an 18 SEER (energy efficiency) rating, while ductless HVAC systems achieve a SEER 26, with SEER 30 in the near future. Who wouldn’t want to save 30% a month on their energy bills?
Ductless HAVC systems are a practical, flexible, energy efficient, and cost effective way to bring mold-free and mildew-free cooling and heating into your home or office building . . . . by zone. You don’t have to heat and cool areas of the building that are unoccupied. You can direct the cooling and heating to where you want it, when you want it. Flexibility, energy efficiency, cost savings! Not a bad combination.
You do not have to settle for old technology simply because your contractor is unfamiliar with ductless systems. Insist on ductless HVAC systems, even if it means finding another contractor to install it. Ultimately, you will enjoy an energy savings of up to 30% by going ductless . . . and that adds up in your favor. Isn’t that so much better than the alternative?
Part of becoming sustainable is choosing technology that will reduce the amount of energy required for operation and yet provide the same or (in the case of ductless systems) substantially improved performance over the course of its useful life. Ducted systems WON’T get us there! Ductless systems better contribute to an overall Net Zero building solution.
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