When our homeowners in Hoffman Estates needed to replace their furnace, they were looking for a better option than the setup they already had. The solution was a ductless heating system that provides better heat with less noise and lower monthly bills.
This split ranch home near Evergreen Park had a traditional forced air gas furnace and central air conditioning system. It treated both the main part of the house and an addition that a previous owner built years ago.
However, the HVAC system they had wasn’t ideal. The setup was loud – especially the heat.
We’ll take a look at the HVAC challenges this suburban home presented. And, we’ll see how our solution overcome those obstacles.
Problem: The furnace in a Hoffman Estates, IL split ranch home was noisy and took up most of the room in a closet. The homeowners wanted something quieter that took up less space when it was time to replace the unit.
Solution: Installed an outdoor heat pump with a wall-mounted ductless air handler in the home office and a floor-unit ductless air handler in the living room.
Ductless heating makes a big difference in an older suburban home like this split ranch. These systems:
First off, we didn’t need to install an indoor component to provide warmth. Instead, an outdoor heat pump handles the heat and the air conditioning.
We also mentioned how these systems cost less to run than traditional furnaces. And, we said it did a better job of heating the house evenly. Well, how does it do all that?
Take your normal setup: There’s a thermostat somewhere in the house. Usually, it’s in the living room.
When it’s cold out, you set that gauge to the temperature you want for the home. When the house gets colder than that, it tells the furnace to kick on.
There are two problems here: