Jay Moody HVAC recently assisted a Shrewsbury homeowner in the design and installation of an efficient mini-split heat pump system.
Let’s discuss the system design process and outcome!
The System Design Process
Our team prioritizes working collaboratively with our customers throughout the system design process. This is one reason why we insist on providing in-home consultations before delivering a written system quote.
Sales-engineer, Paul Sharkey, worked directly with the Shrewsbury home to design a system perfect for their home. To do so, he sought to better understand the customer’s comfort and efficiency needs. Once Paul understood this, he worked to create a design that would address these needs while operating efficiently.
During the in-home consultation Paul also conducted a thorough Manual J Calculation. This ensures the equipment is properly size to handle the heating and cooling load of the home.
Addressing Comfort & Efficiency Needs
During their in-home consultation, the customer expressed temperature control as a primary concern. Knowing their grandchildren would likely visit throughout the year, they wanted to ensure the guest bedrooms were comfortable. In the past, the home had become too hot in the summer.
A primary appeal of mini-splits is the cooling setting, which was a priority for this project. These ductless heat pump units also offer room-by-room temperature control. These features made mini-splits a great fit for the home. Mini-splits were only added to rooms of the house that required improved heating/cooling.
Aesthetic is another key factor to consider in the system design.
We worked with this homeowner to ensure their system would be effective, without distracting from the home’s interior. This included finding mini-split styles that were discrete and locating them appropriately.
Mini-Split Partial-Home System Design
The system’s final design consisted of 5 zones tied to a single multi-zone condenser. This included one wall-mounted mini-split in the downstairs and one ceiling cassette located in each of the four upstairs bedrooms.
This mini-split design provides efficient cooling to the most used rooms during summer months and offers supplemental heating during cold months.
The homeowners did not intend to use their mini-split system as a primary source of heating in the winter. Instead, they wished to offset the heating costs of less used room in the house. To do this, they would set a lower base temperature throughout the house and turn on the mini-splits as needed.
The Heat Pump Installation
The Jay Moody HVAC team took care to protect the customer’s home during the installation. Our technicians wore booties over their shoes while inside, utilized carpet runners to walk on and carefully cleaned up messes as they worked.
Our lead installers updated the homeowner throughout the project. This also offered opportunities for our team to answer any questions the customer may have had.
Once we installed the ductless mini-split system, our team walked the homeowner through the system. The technicians also discussed how to properly use and maintenance mini-splits. This way the homeowner will get the most out of their system!
Shrewsbury Heat Pump Energy Incentives
In addition to offering improved home comfort and efficiency, this mini-split installation qualified for energy incentives. These incentives included a rebate through the NextZero program and a $2,000 federal tax credit.
We are proud of our teams work on this project and thankful to our customer for trusting us with their home improvement project!
Overall, this mini-split installation is a great example of how customized HVAC solutions can improve comfort and home efficiency for Shrewsbury residents!
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