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When keeping your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer is your top priority, a mini-split heat pump offers several benefits that a standard HVAC system simply doesn’t provide. From easy installation to straightforward maintenance, find out why a ductless Altios heat pump is a smart decision for your Norristown, Pennsylvania, home.

Easy Installation

Whether you’re replacing an outdated air conditioner or installing a brand new heating system, the experienced technicians at New Age Air know just how complicated HVAC installation can get. Since standard HVAC systems rely on a network of ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout your home, installation can be labor intensive whether new ductwork is installed or existing ductwork continues to be used.

In contrast, we can install a ductless Altios in a matter of hours. Since this type of system doesn’t require ductwork to keep your home comfortable, we’ll simply install the indoor and outdoor units and place conduit to connect the two. We’ll need to drill a 3-inch hole in your home’s exterior, but there’s no need for ductwork, registers, or vents.

Flexible Placement

Standard HVAC equipment like air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps are situated in one of just a few safe locations. Indoor units typically go in the basement, closet or attic, while outdoor units work best in your backyard or on the side of your house.

Since the ductless Altios system is smaller and doesn’t have such specific location requirements, its placement is relatively flexible. The outdoor unit fits in a variety of tight spaces without creating an eyesore. Our techs can install the indoor unit in a number of vertical and horizontal configurations.

Quiet Operation

Many older heat pumps are known for being loud enough to drown out a conversation or to startle you as they start up. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting a quieter climate control system, the Altios heat pump could be your answer. The indoor unit runs on a DC motor, which provides quiet comfort in any season, and the outdoor unit has a volume of just 53 decibels, which is quieter than the average conversation.

Superior Energy Efficiency

HVAC systems can waste substantial energy, especially if they rely on older heating and cooling technology or if you skip regular maintenance sessions. For most standard HVAC systems, however, the biggest source of energy loss comes from the ductwork. Leaky or poorly sealed ducts cause many HVAC systems to lose as much as 30 percent of the energy they use.

Since Altios heat pumps are ductless, they’re automatically much more efficient than ducted heating and cooling systems. This mini-split system takes its smooth operation one step further by using 1-inch R4.2 foam to boost energy efficiency. That means decreased energy consumption and lower utility bills for your family.

Reliable Comfort Controls

Keeping your family comfortable indoors is important no matter how the weather behaves outdoors. Fortunately, you can rely on a range of Mitsubishi Electric comfort controls to do just that.

If simpler is better, opt for the MHK1 wireless wall-mounted remote controller, which enables easy temperature, airflow, and fan speed adjustments. You’ll have even more power with the Kumo cloud app, which lets you control your Altios heat pump from the palm of your hand. Just download the app to your smartphone or tablet, and you can track system status, temperature settings, multiple zones, and even filter codes for several mini-split heat pumps all at once.

Straightforward Maintenance

When it’s time for an air filter cleaning session or an annual tuneup, the Altios heat pump makes maintenance as easy as possible. Both the 30,000-Btu/h or the 42,000-Btu/h unit have long-lasting air filters that require little maintenance as well as easily removable parts that make tuneups a breeze. Schedule annual maintenance with our team of experienced technicians, and we’ll keep your system running efficiently while detecting both major issues and impending breakdowns.

Does an Altios heat pump sound ideal for your home? Call the New Age Air team for a consultation today, and we’ll walk you through the many ways this innovative heating system will fit right into your home: 610-298-0271.

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