One of the things we love about eastern Pennsylvania is the beautiful older homes here, many of which were built before this country was founded. Whether they’re the classic stone houses we’re known for or wood-framed Colonial, Victorian or Craftsman-style homes, they are all unique.
That uniqueness, however, can present some challenges to a twenty-first-century homeowner who wants to keep their home cool and comfortable.
If you want central air conditioning, you may not have ductwork because your home is heated with a boiler, not a furnace. Adding ductwork can be messy and costly—possibly $10,000 or more. And that’s on top of installing the central air conditioning unit, which averages close to $5,500.
You may think the only alternative to the hassle and expense of central air conditioning is window units. But window units are not an appealing option because they’re inefficient, unattractive, block light and let in bugs, dirt and pollen from outside. You have to go up on a ladder in the spring to install them and in the fall to take them out, or you have to pay someone to do that for you.
Oehlert Bros. offers an easy, affordable solution: ductless mini-split air conditioners!
Mini-splits are a perfect option for homes of all ages and sizes to enjoy the cool comfort of air conditioning, no matter what kind of heating system they have.
Mini-splits work like a regular air conditioner, but no ductwork is needed. They’re installed through the wall but unlike older wall units, they’re unobtrusive. The side that’s indoors blows the warm air inside the home over cold evaporator coils, then sends that cooled air out into the room. The heat taken from indoors is dumped out of your home through the outside part.
Mini-splits aren’t just for homes without ductwork.
If you have built a home addition, finished an attic or converted a garage or sunroom into living space, your central air conditioning likely doesn’t reach those spaces. Mini-splits are easy to install, you can have efficient cooling in those spaces without the work and expense of updating your central air conditioning system.
Mini-splits offer another benefit: zoned cooling, which means much better energy efficiency. You’re only cooling the spaces you’re using. If you’re not in the bedrooms during the day or in the family room at night, the mini-splits in those spaces don’t have to run, saving you money on energy costs.
Oehlert Bros. installs mini-splits from industry leader Fujitsu, in a variety of sizes and configurations. You can choose between wall, ceiling and slim-mount units, multi- and flex-zone systems, and options including remote control and WiFi-enabled thermostats!
Mini-splits have a life expectancy of 20 years, compared with 10 for window units, so you get more cooling in return for your investment. You can trust Oehlert Bros. when it comes to installing new ductless mini-splits at your home.
Our service technicians are trained and experienced, and some have been working with us for more than 20 years. We have a long, proud history of quality work and outstanding service. And we offer fair, transparent, fast and affordable financing options.
Ready to explore mini-split options for your home? Contact Oehlert Brothers today for a FREE estimate!