Like many homes in Lombard, IL, this lovely bungalow was built without central air conditioning. Heated by a hot water boiler system, the home is toasty in Winter, but the hot summer weather is becoming a problem. Like many homeowners, the owners of this home relied on window air conditioners for their own comfort. But as they are getting ready to sell their home, they are getting a lot of comments about the lack of air conditioning scaring away potential buyers.
Problem: Owners of this great bungalow home in Lombard were relying on window air conditioning to get by. As they were looking to sell their home, they realized they could get a better price and sell their home faster if they added a better air conditioning system to the home.
Solution: A new Daikin MXL three zone home comfort system will ensure this home has year-round comfort and increased security, which will increase the value of the home and make it an attractive choice for any buyer.
Window air conditioners seem cheap enough in the store, but they have other costs most people don’t realize. The first issue is the yearly installation and then storage of the units. If you have more than one window air conditioner, this project can eat up the better part of a weekend in the Spring and Fall. The units are bulky and heavy, and if you don’t store them properly, they can get mold and mildew, and actually make you sick when you reinstall them next season. Window air conditioners can also be a security problem. They take up a window, and can actually leave you vulnerable to break-ins. Click here to read an article from the Chicago Tribune about people breaking into homes by pushing in the window air conditioner.
On top of that, window units are notoriously noisy and inefficient, really running up your energy bills during the summer. But if you have an older home without central air, what are your options?
The new Daikin MXL multi-zone ductless heat pump systems are designed with just this purpose in mind. These systems can provide state of the art air conditioning – and supplemental heating- to homes without relying on ductwork, making it a perfect solution for older homes like this one in Lombard.