Woman in shorts is sitting on couch enjoying glass of lemonaid inside a nicely styled living room. In the background a minisplit is keeping room coolAs the summer heat settles in, homeowners in New England face the challenge of keeping their homes cool and comfortable without breaking the bank. One solution stands out for its efficiency, convenience, and cost-effectiveness: mini split systems. Let's explore how mini splits can transform your summer experience and why they're a smart choice for homeowners.


The Challenge of New England Summers


Here in Southern Massachusetts, we know how to handle the cold winters, but those summer scorchers can be brutal! You know that feeling - it's sweltering outside, and your AC is blasting but you're still sweating. Window units are inefficient, noisy and, let’s face it, a pain in the back to get in and out every year! Central air conditioning is nice but often comes with high installation costs, significant home disruption, and uneven home cooling (like that one room upstairs that’s always too hot). 


The Mini Split Solution

Mini split systems offer a ductless solution to these challenges. Unlike traditional systems, mini splits provide zoned cooling, allowing you to control the temperature in individual rooms. This means you can keep your living room cool while not wasting energy on unused bedrooms.


Key Benefits of Mini Splits:


  • Energy Efficiency: Mini splits use advanced inverter technology, which adjusts the cooling output to match the exact needs of each room. This leads to significant energy savings compared to window units and central air systems.


  • Quiet Operation: Unlike noisy window units, mini splits operate almost silently, ensuring a peaceful home environment.


  • Cost-Effective Installation: Mini splits are generally easier and less expensive to install than central air systems. They require no ductwork, which is a major cost and disruption factor in traditional HVAC installations.


  • Enhanced Comfort: With the ability to control temperatures in different zones, mini splits eliminate hot and cold spots in your home, providing consistent comfort throughout.


This Sounds Great, but do Mini Splits Really Work in New England?


Consider the case of Traci and Mark, homeowners in Duxbury, MA, who faced similar challenges with cooling their historic home. The varied New England climate made their home uncomfortable during both summer and winter. Their window units were inefficient, and the cost of installing central air was prohibitively high.


Traci and Mark chose to install Panasonic’s Advanced Ductless Heating and Cooling System. This decision transformed their living experience:


  • Customized Comfort: They now enjoy complete control over their home’s temperature on a room-by-room basis. The system’s intelligent sensor technology automatically adjusts to room conditions and occupancy levels, ensuring optimal comfort and energy efficiency.


  • Cost Savings: The Panasonic system cost half as much to install as central air and significantly reduced their monthly energy bills.


  • Quiet and Efficient: The system operates almost silently and can rapidly adjust room temperatures, eliminating unbalanced cold and hot spots.


Mark shared, "The ductless system cost us half as much to install, and unlike central air, is almost completely silent, adjusts room temperature much faster, and eliminates unbalanced cold and hot spots."


Click here to read more about Mark & Tracy's experience with their mini-split system here in Massachusetts.

Why Choose Corrao Electric for Your Mini Split Installation?


At Corrao Electric, we bring a personal touch to every installation. Our family-owned business, led by Kenny, ensures meticulous and friendly service. Here’s what you can expect:


  • Professional Expertise: Kenny personally oversees each installation, ensuring the highest standards of quality and care.


  • Quality Commitment: We offer the same level of care and dedication we would for a friend- providing respectful, clean, and reliable service.


  • Tailored Solutions: We assess your home’s unique needs and recommend the best mini split system for your space and budget.


If you are ready to enjoy a cooler, more comfortable home this summer,  contact us today. Kenny and Jillian would love to help you discover if a mini-split system is right for your home.



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