Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Installing Mitsubishi Ductless Heating Systems This Fall

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Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Installing Mitsubishi Ductless Heating Systems This Fall

  • Heating

Mitsubishi Ductless by Papalia Home Servies

September is here! Autumn and heating season aren’t far behind, either. Mitsubishi ductless heating systems are a perfect way to heat your home. After all, heating your home is a major aspect of being a homeowner. Around this time of year, the weather begins to cool down. Your heating systems should be inspected annually, it’s important to be sure that they are working as well as they should be. If you are at a point where your current system needs to be replaced, or you are simply looking for something new, installing Mitsubishi ductless heating systems may be the right choice.

Mitsubishi Electric offers a wide range of products designed to keep you comfortable and safe in your home. Heating and cooling systems are available now that are safer and more efficient than ever before, including models that are completely ductless.  If you’re looking to upgrade the heating system in your home this fall, here are a few reasons why you may want to consider installing a Mitsubishi ductless heating systems.

How Ductless Heating Works

A ductless heating system is typically a two-part operation that consists of an indoor, wall-mounted unit with an outdoor compressor. Traditional heating methods pump out forced air through ducts in your home, a ductless system will deliver air directly into specific zones.

Mitsubishi ductless heating systems will work in place of window units, space heaters, or electric baseboard heaters. All that they require working is access to electricity.

The Best Situations for Mitsubishi Ductless Heating Systems

  • Additions: ductless heating will allow you to control the heat in specific zones of your home that you have designated. Apartments, sunrooms, mudrooms, or additions to your home are smaller and more isolated than an entire home, making them ideal candidates for ductless heating systems.
  • Downsizing: If there are areas of your home that you no longer use, why should you have to heat them every time you turn on the thermostat? For people downsizing in their own homes, such as empty-nesters, ductless heating will be a good choice. Installing one in the master bedroom or an open downstairs area will heat the necessary areas for use.
  • Different Requirements: While you may like to be warm at all times, another member living in your home may prefer that the temperature stays cooler. Different people have different preferences, and installing a ductless heating system can reduce arguments about it in the future. No longer will you have to fight over the thermostat, you’ll be able to control the temperature in the areas you frequent.

How Installing a Mitsubishi Ductless Heating System Can Benefit You

  1. You Will Save Money

Installing one of these systems in your home will save you money. Utility costs are already high enough, you want to save where you can. If you don’t want to waste money by heating your house with an insufficient system, then don’t continue to use one all of the time. Ductless heating systems require less power to operate because they are much smaller than average forced air systems. Because they are smaller, they can be installed in locations that create heat zones. This is especially beneficial for cooler weather because you will no longer need to heat unoccupied spaces. Not only will you save money on your utility bills, but you may also be eligible for tax credits or utility rebates.

  1. Installation is Quick and Painless

Installing or replacing a traditional heating system can take a long time. During this period, your home life will be disrupted. Ductless installation isn’t invasive at all and can be done in a single day. Walls and ceilings won’t be harmed, a small three-inch hole is all that’s required for a small pipe to run through. It can be installed before you get home from work!

  1. Your Air Quality and Carbon Footprint Will Improve

Forced air systems inevitably blow debris into your air supply. Dust, hair, allergens, and pet dander can fall into your heating vents, and get pushed out when the heat is turned on. A ductless heating system has an advanced filtration system that will prevent these particles from entering your home’s airflow. Another benefit is that your carbon footprint will lower, because of the system’s energy efficiency.

Now that you know how installing a Mitsubishi ductless heating system can benefit you and your home, contact a professional today. They will find the best model to suit your needs, as well as address any other questions or concerns that you may have about ductless air systems.

Call Papalia Home Services today for more information about Mitsubishi Ductless Heating Systems! We are a Diamond Contractor and can provide you with the best that Mitsubishi Electric has to offer. Get year-round comfort and schedule your service today!

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Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling

Mini-Split System in Florida by Papalia

Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling
  • Heating

Are you looking for a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to cool and heat your home this spring? If so, you may want to consider a ductless mini split installation. This type of heating and cooling system consists of two main components. One is located outside, and the other is located on a nearby wall indoors. Together, these two components work to both heat and air condition specific rooms, or zones, in your home. Here’s how you can benefit from a ductless mini-split system:

  • Easy installation. Unlike central air that relies on extensive ductwork, a ductless mini-split system only requires a small hole in the exterior wall of your home. This houses the electric cables, condensation lines, and copper tubes that run between the condenser/compressor and the evaporators. This also means the installation costs are lower and there’s much less inconvenience to you and your family.
  • It offers flexibility. A mini-split system heats or cools the home according to zone. Each zone can be set to a different temperature depending on your preferences. For example, you can keep the living room at 65 degrees, the kitchen slightly lower at 62 degrees, and the bedrooms at 65 degrees. If you have guest rooms that you don’t use very often, you can set them to 60 degrees.
  • Cost efficiency. Because a ductless mini-split system allows you to heat the various zones in your home according to your preference, it consumes less energy. In addition, the absence of ducts — which add to the energy requirements of central air systems — helps lower energy consumption. At the end of the day, you’ll benefit from this reduced energy consumption with lower energy bills.
  • It’s environmentally friendly. By reducing your energy consumption, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, a ductless mini-split system uses an environmentally-friendly refrigerant, R410A. Unlike other types of refrigerants, this has zero ozone depletion and is much better for the environment.
  • Improved indoor air quality. While a central air system has an air filter at the HVAC itself, the air quality can diminish as the air is forced through the ducts and into the various rooms of the home. With a ductless mini-split system, each individual evaporator can be equipped with high-performance filters that filter dust, pollen, and other pollutants from the air. This can greatly improve the air you and your family breathe.

Why Choose Papalia Home Services?

To keep you and your loved ones comfortable all year round, Papalia will help you choose a model that best suits the needs of your home. From installation to routine maintenance down the road, we’ve got you covered.

To install ductless heating and cooling in your home or business, call Papalia Home Services today!

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Signs You Need Professional AC Maintenance

AC Tune-up by Papalia Home Services in Massachusetts.

Signs You Need Professional AC Maintenance

  • Cooling

As temperatures rise outdoors, you’ll be turning down the thermostat inside. The heat can be problematic if your AC is broken or working inefficiently. You need to be able to stay cool and comfortable all summer long, and the best way to do that is with a little TLC beforehand. Professional maintenance will keep your equipment running efficiently while preventing major malfunctions in the future. If you are experiencing any of the following issues in your home, call Papalia today to schedule your professional tune-up.

Start-up Problems

This is an obvious sign that something is up with your air conditioning system. If you adjust the thermostat, your AC should reach the designated temperature with ease. It should power on to keep you and your family cool and safe during the warmer months. Your cooling system needs to be able to keep up with the rising temperatures outside, so it if doesn’t turn on at all or if it switches often, you should schedule a professional inspection.

Warm Air

An air conditioner should always be blowing cool air. If it’s blowing air that is warm or hot, then it’s clear that you have a problem. You may be low on refrigerant, in which case it can simply be refilled. If you have a leak, repairs can get a little trickier. A refrigerant leak may be harder to fix but should still be addressed immediately.

Poor Cooling

Your air conditioning system should be able to cool your entire home. Smaller models are meant to cool designated areas, but they should be able to do so with ease. If cooling isn’t consistent throughout, it’s a sign that your AC can’t handle cooling your entire house. A professional inspection will help to determine the cause of the problem.

Strange Noises

There’s no reason for your air conditioner to be making weird or loud sounds. If you start to hear any, call Papalia. It could mean that a piece has become detached in your system, or that foreign debris has found its way inside. It could also be a sign of a bigger problem such as motor failure. Depending on the extent of the repairs, you may want to invest in a new AC.

Spike in Utilities

If your electric bill suddenly skyrockets out of nowhere, it’s a major red flag that your cooling system is either broken or running inefficiently. In order to save on your utilities, you should have regular maintenance done by a professional.

Importance of Regular Maintenance

When it comes to preventing major malfunctions with your cooling system, routine maintenance is key. This is especially important in the summer when you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool, comfortable, and safe. Routine maintenance done by a Papalia professional will maximize the efficiency and working condition of your system while preventing problems down the road. When you choose Papalia for your cooling maintenance, you get:

  • Top-rated AC maintenance
  • Prompt and professional service
  • Licensed and background checked technicians
  • Top of the line equipment
  • Transparent pricing
  • Satisfaction guaranty
  • And much more!

Call us today for all of your air conditioning needs – we’re looking forward to it! 

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How an Old or Inefficient AC Can Hurt Your Air Quality

AC air duct

How an Old or Inefficient AC Can Hurt Your Air Quality

  • Cooling

As temperatures rise outdoors, it’s likely that you and your loved ones will spend an increased amount of time indoors to beat the heat. Before you turn on your AC to stay cool and comfortable this summer, you should make sure that its working properly. Your indoor air should always be clean and breathable. Sometimes, an old or inefficient air conditioner can negatively affect your air quality. If it’s left to worsen, it can cause breathing related illnesses and other health related problems in your home. Papalia can help your AC to work as well as it possibly can, so at the first sign of an issue, call us. Here are some things to watch out for:

Problems That Can Affect Air Quality

  • Dirty filters. Your filter is responsible for literally filtering out impurities in your airflow before its delivered and dispersed throughout your home via a central air system. Your air filter should be changed often, every few months is best. This is especially important during periods of extended use, like the summer months. When the filter becomes dirty and clogged with dust, hair, dander, pollen, or any other debris that may make their way in, your air quality can be compromised.
  • Excess moisture. If your air conditioner is leaking any excess fluid or it has more condensation than usual, it may be harming your indoor air quality. Leftover liquids can leave you with mold or mildew growth. These spores can grow and spread at a rapid rate. If in or around your air system, they can easily be blown into your home.
  • Faulty ducts. If your duct system is damaged, it’s possible for debris to build up inside. Because your ducts deliver air directly through your vents, whatever may be built up inside will be delivered as well.
  • Strange sounds or smells. These are signs that your system may be broken or running inefficiently. In an effort to prevent the problem from worsening, you should have a professional fix the problem.
  • Outdated equipment. Any system that is old, outdated, or running inefficiently has the potential to damage the air quality in your home. If your air conditioning system is out of date, you should consider a replacement. Newer technologies are more efficient and will help to keep the air in your home safe and breathable for years to come.

The Importance of Routine Maintenance

In order to keep your cooling system working safely and efficiently, routine professional maintenance is necessary. When you’re looking for a good AC contractor to hire for maintenance, you need to make sure the company offers a comprehensive package of services and has a good reputation. The services offered by the team of HVAC experts at Papalia’s include:

  • Air conditioning maintenance
  • Air conditioning cleaning
  • Duct cleaning and maintenance
  • Air conditioning repair
  • Duct repair

If we find anything wrong with your cooling system, we offer prompt and professional repairs at an affordable, transparent price. So, if you suspect that your AC is harming your air quality, call Papalia Plumbing and Heating today! 

 

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Choosing the Best Air Conditioner For Your Home

Outdoor Unit of an AC

Choosing the Best Air Conditioner For Your Home

  • Uncategorized

Spring has sprung, and summer will be here before you know it. As the temperature rises, it’s important for you to have access to cool comfort in your home. Every space has different cooling requirements. These can vary due to a number of factors, like the location and size of your home, as well as the number of family members who live in it. No matter what, there are a wide variety of model types to choose from that are designed to meet the specific needs of your home. Here are the most common types of air conditioners that are available to you

  • Central AC’s are the most common systems across the country because they can cool your whole home. Typically, these systems include a large compressor is situated outside that drives the cooling process. Indoor refrigerant coils then distribute air through your duct system.
  • Heat Pumps work in a similar way to central air, but they can be used year round for heating as well. Heat pumps can help to save you on your utility bills, but if you live in areas with extreme temperatures they can be less effective. 
  • Room AC’s are very common during the summer months for homes that don’t have central air. They are typically mounted on a wall, ceiling, or through a window. Compressors are attached to the outdoor part of the unit, and these models are best for cooling a single room or small space. The upfront cost of room air conditioners is fairly low, but constant use will reflect in your electricity bill. 
  • Evaporative coolers are very useful in dry areas, as they work by pulling fresh air through an evaporative system. This system uses damp pads for whole house circulation. While these models may not be ideal for certain areas, they are very efficient and cost-effective to run. Because they add moisture to the air, they aren’t suitable for areas with high humidity.
  • Ductless Mini-Split systems have grown increasingly popular in the past few years. These systems can be used for both heating and cooling and can be installed in one day. Mini-splits have two parts: an outdoor and an indoor component. A small hole in the wall connects the two, allowing it to pull air from the outdoors into your home. These systems are best for cooling specific ductless zones in your home, like an office or a master bedroom. They are energy efficient and can improve your air quality as well.

What to Consider Before Purchase

Before buying an air conditioner, you should do a little research. You may like what a specific model has to offer, but it may not be a good fit in your home. Here are things you should consider to help make your final decision:

  • Capacity: Evaluate the size of the area that you need to be cooled and then choose a model that can meet the size needs.
  • Energy efficiency: If your AC isn’t running efficiently, it can reflect in your utilities. 
  • Model: Each type of AC has different models with different capabilities, so it’s important to do your research ahead of time.
  • Air quality: Make sure that your new AC has a dehumidification factor. This increases cooling and comfort and is much better for your air supply that a system with ducts.
  • Installation and maintenance: Depending on the model, installation and maintenance can vary. It’s important to keep in mind that depending on the system, it may take longer or be more invasive in your home.
  • Cooling speed: Some models can cool a room much faster than others, so think about your needs.

Here at Papalia, we want to keep you cool and comfortable all spring and summer long. For help choosing the best AC for your home, call us today! 

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The Importance of Annual AC Tune-Ups

Outdoor AC Unit

The Importance of Annual AC Tune-Ups

  • Cooling

When the summer heat is blazing, it’s likely that you hang out indoors with your air conditioner on. Because you rely so heavily on your AC to keep you cool and comfortable, don’t you think that it deserves a little love and care?

You should have your cooling system professionally inspected and tuned-up at least once a year. This is especially important before extended periods of use – like the hot summer months. Professional maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your equipment, it prevents costly repairs down the road. Other benefits of an AC tune-up include:

  • Energy efficiency. With any appliance or system working in your home, energy efficiency is extremely important. If your AC is sucking up too much electricity to function, it’s not working efficiently. This can cause your electric bill to skyrocket if it’s left to worsen. A tune-up will let a technician inspect the working condition of your cooling system and make sure that things are running smoothly.
  • Longer lifespan. Think of professional tune-ups as preventative maintenance. The full system check and repair allows an in depth inspection of all your systems features and working parts. A Papalia tech will be able to spot any problems or areas of wear and tear so you will be able to get the most out of your machine.
  • Cleaner air. Did you know that an old or outdated air conditioner can potentially harm your indoor air quality? Pollen, dust, pet dander, and other contaminates can build up in your system over time. When you turn on the AC, it can be released into your air supply and cause a variety of symptoms among those living in your home. Because our tune-ups are thorough, your air filter will be changed and any debris build up will be removed.
  • Reliability. Professional tune-ups make your system more reliable. Every nook, cranny, and working piece of your cooling system is checked and adjusted for maximum function. If any problem areas are discovered during the inspection, your tech will be able to advise you of the best way to fix it.

Why Choose Papalia?

Considering how important it is to keep your home and business premises comfortable and healthy, you absolutely need to know that your AC maintenance company has a reputation for being effective and affordable. When you choose Papalia Plumbing & Heating, you can rest assured that you’re getting a top-rated AC maintenance service. We put your AC needs front and center. We’re not satisfied until you’re 100% happy with the work! When you choose us, you get:

  • Top-rated AC maintenance
  • Prompt and professional service
  • Licensed and background checked technicians
  • Top of the line equipment
  • Transparent pricing
  • Satisfaction guaranty
  • And much more!

Call Papalia today and schedule your AC maintenance. We look forward to helping you stay cool all summer long! 

By Dan Burrows