My husband and I were anxious to get out of the city.
While we really appreciated the opportunities in Chicago, we wanted to raise our kids in a more suburban environment.
We chose Orland Park. There are really great neighborhoods, good schools and some gorgeous properties. After a lot of searching, we found the perfect house. We were able to afford such a big house in a lovely location because the property required a lot of updates. It had been left empty for quite a few years, and there was significant water damage. My husband and I are both handy and enjoy remodeling projects. We decided to gut the house down to the bare studs. This allowed us to replace the plumbing pipes, electrical wires and reconfigure the ductwork to optimize airflow. The furnace and air conditioner installed in the home were well over twenty years old and had not been properly maintained. Although the investment into a new heating and cooling system was significant, we knew we’d save a great deal on our monthly utility costs. Plus, upgrading the equipment allowed us to take advantage of zone control. With so many rooms and such severe weather in Orland Park, we knew heating and cooling was going to be a big drain on our budget. Having a thermostat in each room avoided maintaining perfect temperature in unoccupied spaces. It helped us save money. We could customize comfort to personal preference and answer the specific demands of the space. The new furnace and air conditioner were Energy Star rated, high-efficiency models featuring adaptable-speed technology. No matter how severe the winter cold or hot and humid the summers, our new system provides perfect comfort.