Adding a ductless system for zoned heating

The air handlers easily handle the challenge of the winter weather in Elgin

A few years ago, my husband and I bought a larger home. With five kids, two dogs and one cat, we need quite a bit of space. The house is plenty spacious but older and somewhat outdated. Over the years, former owners have made numerous renovations. They were not careful about the number or placement of heating/cooling vents. Our first winter in the home was very chilly. Raising the thermostat setting forced the furnace to run constantly but did little to solve the problem. Certain rooms were overly warm while others were way too cold. Tearing out walls and ceilings to reconfigure the ductwork wasn’t an option. We were unwilling to tackle such a messy, invasive and expensive job. We looked into space heaters and all different options and finally decided to have a ductless multi-split system installed. The ductless system consists of an outdoor compressor that links to eight air handlers mounted on the walls of separate rooms. The air handlers are lightweight, compact and operate quietly. They provide both heating and cooling capacity and feature independent thermostats. We’re able to customize the temperature setting in each room. The ductless system includes inverter technology that enables it to vary speed and output depending on demand. The operation is wonderfully energy efficient, and despite the small size of components, the system is surprisingly powerful. The air handlers easily handle the challenge of the winter weather in Elgin. Plus, we’re able to make adjustments to the various air handlers by way of an app on our smartphones. Having access to zoned air conditioning is a wonderful perk in the summer.

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