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If you’ve ever received your energy bill in the dead of summer or the middle of winter and gasped in shock, you aren’t alone. Many central HVAC units aren’t always the most efficient ways to heat or cool your Lake Forest, Illinois, home, costing homeowners tons of money in the process. Fortunately, there are ways to add efficiency to your home heating and cooling. With a ductless mini-split system, you can cut costs while providing home comfort year-round.

Zoning Capabilities

One of the biggest inefficiencies with traditional HVAC systems is that they’re always on or off. You can’t just turn on the air in one room, leading to extra money spent to heat or cool your home. With ductless systems, you have zoning control anywhere there’s a unit. By placing a ductless unit in several places around the house, you can turn it off in rooms you aren’t using while turning it to the appropriate temperature in the rooms you do occupy. It’s an easy way to save money and energy without the hassle.

Low-Cost Installation

If you’re building a new home or making an addition, HVAC systems aren’t cheap. Not only do you have to buy the heating and cooling units, but you also have to plan and build where the ducts will go. With a ductless mini-split, you can leave those worries behind. There’s no need for ducts or several HVAC components. This cuts costs dramatically while making no concessions to your home’s overall comfort.

Reduction in Fuel Costs

While many systems use fossil fuels such as gas and electricity for their power source, ductless units opt for electricity. This helps reduce costs while also lowering your carbon footprint. In addition, they also don’t have leakage through ductwork like traditional units. While gas or oil-fired units are using more fuel because of this energy loss, it has no effect on ductless mini-splits.

The cost advantages of a ductless unit are attractive and numerous. If you’ve decided to make the switch or want to go ductless for your addition or new construction, call Ireland Heating and Air Conditioning Co. today at 847-388-0108.

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