The homeowners were tired of installing and storing window air conditioners every year, and they gave us a call here at Compass Heating and Air conditioning to see if we could solve their comfort problems, winter and summer, once and for all.
Problem: The homeowners were looking for greater comfort in their home, and wanted a better solution than window air conditioners for the family room and upstairs bedroom.
Solution: 2 zones of Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning will give the family the comfort they crave. The advanced i-See sensor system will help ensure the family gets maximum comfort while also saving money on energy bills.
Like most Foursquares in the Norwood Park area of Chicago, IL, this home was built with radiator heat supplied by a boiler in the basement. It provides great heat, but it takes a while for the house to warm up, and it’s prone to big swings in temperature before things are comfortable throughout the home. Like most folks, our homeowners try to delay turning on the heat for as long as possible in the Fall to save money. But there are those frosty days where a touch of heat might be nice, especially in the morning or evening, but it seems silly to heat the whole house for just an hour or two of comfort.
Mitsubishi ductless systems are perfect for situations like this one. The systems are ultra -efficient heat pumps, distributing the hot or cooled air evenly throughout a room. They use a special inverter technology, something you usually only see on high-end whole-home systems, that let them use the minimal amount of energy necessary to keep a room temperature steady.
The systems consist of two parts- an outdoor condenser unit and indoor wall mounted cassettes, which can be located right where you want to create a zone of comfort. We installed the outdoor unit outside at the corner of the home, and you can see the connected piping looks just like a regular gutter, blending in with the house. Each outdoor unit can power up to eight individual indoor cassettes, making this system incredibly flexible and therefore budget friendly as wel.
In the bedroom, the wall mounted unit will make sure that a perfect night’s sleep is guaranteed. The units run at only 22db- that’s whisper quiet, meaning no more noisy, clunky air conditioner to disturb sleep. And on cold mornings, all you have to do is make a small adjustment on the remote control to add a touch of heat and you never have to dance across a cold floor again when trying to get ready for work or school.
Best of all, our homeowners don’t have to dedicate a whole weekend, twice a year, to installing and then storing those noisy, bulky and inefficient window units ever again! Whenever they want a little more comfort- air conditioning or heating- it’s right there at the touch of a button. They’ll never worry whether they put the AC units away too soon in case there’s a heat wave- the AC is available whenever. And if it’s unexpectedly cold the next day- no problem! You don’t have to turn on the heat for the whole house- just warm up the family room in the evening, and you’reset!
Between the new zones of comfort and the increased efficiency, our homeowners will save money every month on their energy bills. And if they decide next summer they want extra comfort in their master suite, we can add additional indoor units at a very affordable price point.
If you want to ditch window air conditioners once and for all, or you’d like to solve problems with hot and cold spots in your home, give us a call here at (630) 504-8688. We can help you design the perfect system to meet your comfort needs and budget, and help you save money on energy bills at the same time!