Like many homes in the area, this one was built before forced hot air heating was common, so it did not have any ductwork. With increasingly hot and humid summers, the family gave us a call here at Compass Heating and Air Conditioning, looking for an efficient solution that would give them comfort both on the first floor, and on the bottom level with a walk-out basement, and wouldn’t make them cry every month when they opened their energy bill.
Problem: Ranch home with a hot water boiler heating system did not have any air conditioning, and casement windows made window units impossible. The homeowners were looking for a permanent solution that would help keep them comfortable all year long.
Solution: Five zones of Mitsubishi ductless heating and air conditioning will provide the family with cost-effective comfort throughout the home while keeping energy bills low.
Each indoor wall-mounted head can be controlled and operated independently, creating a separate zone of comfort. This means that while the homeowner is upstairs in the main part of the home, they don’t have to worry about having the heat or a/c on in the master bedroom or living areas on the bottom floor. A multi-zone ductless HVAC solution offers the ability to customize your comfort where you need it, and this alone can lead to substantial savings in energy bills.
For this home, it was clear that we were going to have to design a system that would work well with their open floor plan, but make sure that the key areas, including the master bedroom got the comfort they craved. We recommended a total of five zones. Three units on the main floor, and two on the bottom floor, one for the master bedroom, and one for the living area downstairs.
The solution for homes like these is to create separate zones of heating and cooling. Some contractors recommend creating zones by adding a second full furnace and air conditioning system to the home, but this is often a very expensive option, and you can get a much better result with a multi-zone ductless HVAC installation.
Another great feature of Mitsubishi ductless units is that they are incredibly quiet, operating at just 22db- as quiet as a whisper. That means the family won’t have to crank up the TV to be heard over the a/c or lose a wink of sleep to get the comfort the deserve throughout their home.
Ranch homes like this one in the area are known for their open floor plan, which means any heating or cooling option has to be able to circulate the air widely in order to prevent hot and cold spots. The system needs to be designed to create proper zones as well, to ensure that each area gets the heating and cooling it needs, but that there’s also the option to turn off zones when not in use, in order to save money on energy bills.
If you have an open floor plan home like this one in Algonquin that just isn’t as comfortable as you’d like, give us a call here at Compass Heating and Air Conditioning. We will design a system for you that works within your budget, and can deliver the comfort you crave, while saving you money every month on energy bills.