The owner of this colonial in Palantine, IL needed to find a great heating and cooling solutions for their new sunroom addition and gave us a call here at Compass Heating and Air to see what we could recommend. We knew right away that a single zone of Mitsubishi ductless heating and air conditioning would give them the year round comfort that would make this addition the favorite place in the whole home.
Problem: Homeowners added a sunroom, and were looking for a heating and air conditioning solution that would keep the room comfortable and usable all year long.
Solution: A Single zone of Mitsubishi ductless heating and air conditioning with new i-See technology will make sure this addition is one of the most comfortable rooms in the house, every day of the year.
When you add on to a home, the extra space needs the same comfort the rest of your home needs. However, the new space was not part of the "load calculations" - the math that was done when your home HVAC system was installed- to cover this additional square footage. While some people will try to add ductwork and just add the addition onto the main heating system, they often find this just leads to more problems with the main system.
Some people will try stop gaps and use space heaters or electric baseboards, but that doesn't provide you with any air conditioning and they are expensive to run. Sunrooms like this one can get really hot, even on winter days, especially if you have southern exposure, so cooling is a must if you really want to use the space all year long.
When our homeowners contacted us here at Compass Heating and Air, we knew that a single zone Mitsubishi ductless system would not only provide the owners with a cost-effective way to get the comfort they craved but would also save money on energy bills due to its incredibly high efficiency.
Ductless systems, sometimes referred to as mini-splits, are composed of two parts- a wall mounted, indoor unit, connected to an outdoor heat pump condenser unit. The outdoor unit acts as a heat pump and can control up to eight indoor units, with each indoor unit operating independently as its own zone. For this sunroom, only a single zone of ductless is necessary. The indoor unit can act as a heater and as an air conditioner, delivering you the perfect comfort you want, adjusting temperature and humidity as needed and deliver comfortable air throughout a space, avoiding hot and cold spots you could get with space heaters, wood stoves or electric baseboards.
The indoor unit uses Mitsubishi's i-See technology, which constantly scans the room for heat signatures, and can even tell when the room is occupied or not. It helps ensure every area of the room is comfortable, and it can even go into energy savings mode when not in use, to help reduce energy bills. between the i-See sensor and the incredibly efficient inverter technology, Mitsubishi Ductless systems qualify for a $500 rebate as well, making these units even more affordable and cost-effective. (To learn more about the i-See senor, watch the video)
Mitsubishi ductless units are great for additions with lots of windows like this one, because they can ensure year-round comfort. No matter how hot the sun gets, or how cold it gets outside, the Mitsubishi ductless units will adjust the indoor comfort levels, monitoring both heat and humidity, to make sure you are perfectly comfortable.
And because the units operate at only 22db- whisper-quiet, you can watch TV, take a phone call, or even have a conference call from work, and no one will ever hear the unit running in the background! That's another reason people love ductless- its quiet operation makes a big difference from other solutions like window air conditioners.
Because ductless does not require any big, bulky ductwork to be installed, the homeowners can save a lot of money on construction costs, not having to hide big ducts, which allows them to have a great looking sunroom with a high ceiling, and without compromising to accommodate ductwork.
We know our homeowners will be glad about their comfort level, and by the advanced filtration technology, which helps keep allergens out of the air and keep air quality high as well. but the energy savings will mean that the homeowners won't have to worry that their energy bills will increase out of control even though their living area has increased. The efficiency will make sure this addition improves the family's quality of life, without adding steep bills in the process.