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Thirty years ago very few automobiles sold in Massachusetts were equipped with air conditioning. Air conditioning was considered a “luxury option” reserved for expensive vehicles. Today, thanks to advances in technology, a new car or truck without air conditioning is a rarity. Most of us enjoy our daily commute to work, or a family trip to the Cape in climate controlled comfort.

The same can be said about central air conditioning for your home. Previous generations of home owners struggled with bulky window units, or relied on noisy fans to offer minimal relief from summer’s heat and humidity. Yes, kids, we actually sweated through hot days and uncomfortable nights.

That’s all changed, as modern central air conditioning systems have become much more efficient, quieter and affordable. For most home owners, there is simply no reason to suffer through another hot, sticky summer.

For example, the Carrier® Infinity air conditioning system we install here at Alvin Hollis uses up to 56% less energy than other systems, runs whisper quiet, and removes up to 99% of airborne allergens and other contaminants. All using a non-ozone depleting refrigerant. Carrier has done such a good job designing the Infinity series that it is eligible for up to $550 in state and local energy efficiency rebates, making it an even more affordable option for home comfort.

But what if your home does not have ductwork for a whole house air conditioning system? There are effective cooling options for you, as well. A variety of “ductless” cooling and heating systems offer efficient “room-by-room” cooling with the bonus of being able to switch over to become a heating system when temperatures drop. The most popular of these ductless systems is made by Mitsubishi Electric, and Alvin Hollis is a certified Mitsubishi Diamond™ contractor.

Whichever air conditioning system you choose, one thing is certain:  Your home will be healthier and more comfortable this summer, with cleaner air and far less chance of experience the growth of mold and mildew.

If you are interested in staying cool while saving money this summer, call Alvin Hollis at (781) 335-2100 to explore which of our air conditioning options is right for your home and budget.