I can see this reflected in the innovative nature of the installations we’ve done this summer and the reasons behind the choices my clients made.
We specialize in designing and installing HVAC systems for homeowners who demand impeccable comfort. But more and more we see these same homeowners also want to lower their fossil fuel consumption, and in some cases, create sustainable solutions by integrating alternative electricity generation methods such as solar panels into their home comfort system.
I would like to think it’s my winning personality, but I know it’s the combination of three things:
I spent the summer fixing rooms that are always too hot with ductless air conditioning while designing systems with an eye toward the heating season when those ductless mini-splits switch over to become best-in-class heat pumps.
Imagine if you could delay turning on your gas furnace until December, and then imagine that you can turn it off in March or April. You would dramatically reduce your primary fossil fuel consumption while reducing the corresponding cost of the electrification of your heat.
Yes, you will be shifting a few months to electric heat, but modern air source heat pump technology has made significant advances in delivering heat to the room and driving down energy use.
When low ambient temperature conditions come along, your heat pumps will put out 85% of their rated BTUs even when the temperature outside is as low as -13 degrees.
When temperatures dip below -13 in January and February, your primary fossil fuel heat source will heat your home, which is when you just might need a dual gas furnace, a fantastic feature of Daikin’s VRV Life system.
These days we are able to shop for electricity providers who produce electricity with clean generation methods like wind, hydroelectric, and natural gas.
If your primary heat source happens to be oil, adding ductless mini-split heat pumps will certainly reduce your energy spend, but we don’t see too much in the way of oil boilers or oil-fired furnaces here in the Fox River Valley.
Back east where oil was big, ductless heat pumps have empowered homeowners to significantly reduce their fossil fuel consumption, carbon footprint while at the same time cashing in on insane rebates from utility companies.
Your exact numbers will depend on the extent of the system you need, and we will be sure you clearly understand your options and the various tradeoffs involved in choosing to become energy independent.
In plain language, there are four proven, tested ways – in order of importance – you can improve the air quality in your home and make it 99.9998% pure.
We put it all together in our Elgin home and I swear, we have been noticeably healthier since.
Based on this past year of installing Daikin VRV Life, Daikin Fit, Daikin ductless, and Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini-splits in homes all over the Fox River Valley, I am confident that together we can design a system that exceeds your comfort goals while giving you substantive opportunities to reduce your dependence on the grid while lowering your carbon footprint.
And you might even save a few bucks on your energy bill along the way.
Let’s have a quick conversation about your situation.