There are many homes in our area like this lovely split level in Streamwood, IL. Like most split level homes, getting even airflow throughout the home is difficult, leading to hot and cold spots. For this home, the two bedrooms located above the garage couldn’t maintain an even temperature, making them way too hot in the summer and way too cold in the Winter. The homeowners gave us a call here at Compass Heating and Air Conditioning to see if we could help them with this problem while keeping their energy bills low.
Problem: Second-floor bedrooms over garage wouldn’t keep a constant temperature; an aging 20-year-old standard natural gas furnace and single-stage air conditioner were nearing the end of their lifecycle and starting to cost more and more in repairs, and in escalating monthly energy bills.
Solution: Replace the existing system with a new Daikin FIT variable speed inverter system that will not only make the bedrooms over the garage comfortable year-round, it will also even out the temperature and comfort level throughout this split level home.
When we came out to this lovely home in Streamwood, we knew there were many ways to solve this problem. The challenge was finding a solution that would give this split level home the comfort they craved while maximizing efficiency to help keep energy bills low. Fortunately, the new Daikin FIT inverter systems are designed to do just that.
Daikin FIT systems are designed to maximize comfort throughout your home while providing increased efficiency- meaning your monthly energy bills should decrease because less energy will be required to keep you comfortable! The systems are flexible, innovative and use state of the art technology to bring quiet comfort throughout your home.
Daikin FIT systems can replace standard, unitary heating, and cooling systems, using the existing ductwork in your home. In this case, we recommended an 84% efficient, two-stage gas Daikin gas furnace with a variable-speed blower. Coupled with a Daikin FIT inverter ultra-quiet air conditioner condenser and evaporator coil, the system will be able to deliver outstanding heat and air conditioning throughout the home.
The homeowners also opted for the amazing Daikin One+ smart thermostat.
These thermostats will let the system switch automatically between heating and cooling when needed, keeping your home perfectly comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature is dishing up outside.
The thermostats can be set up with a weekly schedule, and even have an “away” mode to help you conserve energy when you’re not at home.
The One+ also helps monitor the air quality inside and will let you know when filters need changing, helping to improve the air quality- especially important if anyone in your home has allergies, asthma, or other breathing issues.
Best of all, the One+ also has a mobile app, so you can control the system from your smartphone. You can also set it up to work with Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing you to control the system by just asking Alexa to adjust the comfort level on demand!
One of the great things about Daikin FIT systems is that they are low profile. It means it’s easy to locate the outdoor condenser next to your home, even if you have zero lot lines. And because Daikin FIt systems are also ultra-quiet, you can even put it near an outdoor deck or patio and it won’t interfere with outdoor entertaining at all!
As you can see from the pictures, the outdoor unit at this home in Streamwood is located relatively close to the home’s outstanding deck and outdoor entertainment space. Compared to traditional systems that can sound like a jet engine when they turn on, Daikin FIT systems run at under 60 dB- about the sound of your refrigerator, even when it’s running at full speed! That means you can enjoy the outdoors- any time of the year, without worrying about having to yell over the air conditioner when it turns on!
Daikin FIT systems are also specially coated to resist the elements and corrosion, giving them a long life and reliability. This is one of the reasons why these terrific systems come with a 12-year warranty- giving homeowners peace of mind in their investment.
Using inverter technology, Daikin FIT comfort systems make the slight adjustments necessary to maintain an even level of comfort - temperature and humidity- throughout your home, Winter and Summer. The system will maintain comfort levels consistently, using the minimal amount of energy necessary to do so, giving you added efficiency without adding to your energy bills. The system will not be shutting on and off as often as systems without inverters do, saving wear and tear on parts as well.
In addition, Daikin systems have outstanding air filtration, making the air in your home cleaner. The filter systems not only protect and prolong the operation of your system but remove more allergens and irritants from the air, helping you keep your family healthier with higher indoor air quality.
We know the homeowners are going to be thrilled with the performance of their new Daikin FIT system, especially with the added efficiencies and lower energy bills. The system also qualified for rebates of $1,950.00, which helped make this new, innovative comfort system more affordable as well. Along with the 12-year warranty, our homeowners will have comfort throughout their split-level home, along with improved indoor air quality, for years to come.
If your home HVAC system is nearing the end of its lifecycle and you’re looking for a solution that will provide you with more comfort but also reduce your energy bills, give us a call here at Compass Heating and Air Conditioning. We have worked on a variety of homes throughout the area and have the experience to design a system that will fit your needs- and your budget.