Due to the especially long plus freezing winters in Orland Park, IL, a heating system is entirely necessaryâ€¦ The two of us rely on the gas furnace for about more than one-fourths of the yearâ€¦ While centralized A/C isn’t vital, it’s particularly nice to have, but i went quite a few years making do with window air conditioners plus box fans.
When the summer time temperatures soared into the high eighties plus the humidity became excessive, the loft felt boiling plus sticky.
It was hard to sleep at evening or be productive during the day, but not only were the portable cooling units not overly effective, they detracted from aesthetics. When I finally decided to make the replace into centralized cooling, I did some research into unusual makes plus models of air conditioners. I wanted to enjoy maximum benefits from the investment. I came across electric heat pumps; Combining a heat pump with a gas furnace is called a dual fuel system, but for local weather in Orland Park, this partnership of systems is harshly advantageous. While the investment into a heat pump was much larger than conventional A/C, the energy savings quickly reuseed the extra cost. In the summer, the heat pump operates just love an air conditioner, providing a cooling effect by drawing heat out of the air plus transferring it outside by way of refrigerant. The main benefit is that the heat pump can entirely reverse the flow of refrigerant plus supply heat, even in freezing weather, there is ambient heat available in the outdoor air. The heat pump pulls the heat from the air plus uses the process of compressing refrigerant from gas to liquid form to bring it to a higher temperature, however because the heat pump doesn’t burn fossil fuels to create heat, it is exceptionally safe, clean plus environmentally friendly. It’s also far more energy efficient than the furnace. For the majority of the year, the heat pump handles our comfort needs, however only when the outdoor temperature drops below freezing does the furnace automatically take over.