In Orland Park, Illinois, the summers are hot and humid with average temperatures in the upper eighties.
- The winters are cold, snowy and windy, and the temperature frequently drops into the teens or even negative reading.
We get approximately forty inches of rain per year, which is higher than the national average. We expect around thirty inches of snow per year, which is also more than the US average. There are about 188 sunny days. That’s less than the national average. Our weather is partly cloudy year round. We rely heavily on both the heating and cooling system. The cost of temperature control accounts for approximately half of our household energy bills. Tightening up the home to prevent energy waste is a priority. When we purchased our home in Orland Park, there was no insulation in the attic, old windows that leaked air and doors that didn’t shut tight. We could feel drafts in every room and had problems with bugs and mold in the summer. The furnace and air conditioner were over thirty years old and the ductwork was dirty, corroded and had cracks at the seams. Although it was a very expensive and extensive project, my husband and I invested into an entirely new duct system, central air conditioner and furnace. Because of replacing windows, adding insulation, installing new doors, caulking and weatherstripping, we were able to purchase a smaller system. We made sure the ductwork was properly designed to maximize airflow. The Energy Star rated, high-efficiency heating and cooling system provides exceptional comfort and air quality. It saves money on our utility bills just about every single month of the year.