ASHP Cold Climate Ducted System
After years of continued upgrades and improvements to their home such as new insulation, windows, and solar, Brian and Kathy were ready for a high efficient hvac system.
- Location: Clinton, NY
- Year Completed: 2021
Meet the Collett’s. Brian and Kathy are proud owners of their 1840's country home surrounded by native plant life just outside the village of Clinton NY. After years of continued upgrades and improvements to their home such as new insulation, windows, and solar they were ready for a high efficient hvac system and called us out in the summer of 2021 to have a look. The existing hvac system was a natural gas furnace with ductwork that supplied hot air to the 1st floor only, with the exception of a single register in the second floor level.
When we first met with the Colletts to discuss available options, all technologies, especially air source and ground source heat pumps, were on the table. After assessing the heat load, existing distribution, property layout, and comfort requirements we narrowed the options down to a solution that made the most sense, an air source heat pump. The Mitsubishi multi zone heat pump offered not only great efficiency and cost effectiveness, but also the flexibility in the configuration of the distribution system. The system connects to a ducted fan coil which replaced the basement furnace, but we were also able to address the lack of duct work as well as zoning concerns in the second floor with ductless wall mounted fan coils. This system also offered minimal impact to the native flora surrounding the property and has eliminated the household reliance on natural gas for heating.