There are homes all over Chicago like this Bungalow in Jefferson Park that rely on window air conditioning units to try to stay comfortable in the summer. The homeowner gave us a call here at Compass Heating and Air to see if there was a better way to cool his home and ditch the window air conditioners once and for all.
Problem: Homeowner was tired of the hassle of installing and uninstalling noisy, inefficient window air conditioners and was looking for a better solution.
Solution: We installed three zones of Mitsubishi Ductless heating and air conditioning that will deliver world-class comfort especially in the summer, with more efficiency leading to lower energy bills as well as greater comfort.
Many homes like this one use radiators to heat their home, and were built without ductwork. That means that in order to keep them cool in hot weather, window air conditioners seem like a great idea. But window units have big problems. They are heavy, bulky, and a pain to install in the Spring and uninstall in the Fall. First floor units can actually pose a security hazard, since they can be pushed in and burglars can gain entry to your home. Window units are also noisy and inefficient, costing an arm and a leg to run, really jacking up your energy bills!
Our homeowner was tired of this hassle and gave us a call to see if we could design a solution that was both energy-efficient and cost-effective. When we came out to see the home, we knew that a Mitsubishi ductless system could provide him with the comfort he craved and also save significant money on energy bills!
Mitsubishi ductless systems are sometimes called mini-splits, because they consist of two parts. One is an outdoor condenser unit. It is a heat pump that can power up to eight indoor, wall-mounted units to provide you with the comfort you want, right where you need it most. For this home, we recommended three indoor units- one for the downstairs that could cool the living and dining room areas, and two for the upstairs bedrooms.
Each wall mounted unit can be operated independently by a convenient hand held remote. You can also opt for a wall thermostat or even a cloud-based controller if you like. Each wall unit is equipped with advanced sensor technology that monitors the room for temperature and humidity and distributed the air evenly throughout the space, eliminating the hot and cold spots you get with window units. And these units can act as both heaters and air conditioners, which makes them a great way to add that little touch of heat you may want on a cold spring day or those first frosty fall mornings without having to crank up the traditional heating system!
Each wall unit acts as a separate zone of heating and air conditioning. This means when the homeowner goes upstairs at night after a long day, the family can turn the AC off downstairs and on upstairs, and not have to pay for cooling an area when it's not in use! And Mitsubishi ductless systems are perfect for bedrooms. They are whisper quiet- only 22db, which means you'll be able to go to sleep to silence compared to a noisy, rattling air conditioner at last!
Mitsubishi ductless systems like this one are so energy efficient, they qualify for a $500 rebate. They use inverter technology, that helps the system use the minimum energy possible to keep the comfort level constant- just like the cruise control in your car. As a result, the systems also last longer, and as certified Elite Diamond Dealers, Compass Heating and Air can offer a full 12 year warranty on the systems, giving homeowners like this one peace of mind for years to come.
In fact, the homeowner let us know that he's using the units both for the cooling comfort and for the heat. He was able to delay turning on the whole home heating systems for weeks as a result of adding just that touch of heat when they needed it on chilly nights or cold, damp days.
Our homeowner was so happy to stop the headaches of window ac units, between trying to guess the right weekend to install them, to when to remove them, and how to store them so they didn't get mold or mildew buildup. He exchanged all of those problems for the convenience of getting the heating and cooling he wanted, just where he needs it most, adjustable at the touch of a button. And with the added efficiency, their energy bills are a lot lower as well- and that's good news to any homeowner these days!
If you have a home in Chicago and you're tired of the hassles with your window air conditioners, give us a call here at Compass heating and Air. Let us design the perfect system for you, to work within your budget and provide you the comfort you deserve, with the peace of mind that comes with a full 12 year warranty to boot!