How to Heat and Cool a New Space in Your Residence That Doesn’t Include Ductwork 

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other addition to your residence, being cozy in your new space throughout the year is a priority. However, they can create a unique problem for contentment. This is since adding ductwork is pricey. And that your heating and cooling system may not be work properly with the increased load, as it was sized without including the addition.

One of the most affordable possibilities is to install a mini-split. This system offers energy-efficient heating and cooling, all without ductwork. Discover more about mini-splits and how installing one in your addition might be a fantastic fit.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Heat and Cool

A ductless mini-split, because they’re nearly identical to ducted heat pumps that have been used in southern climates for decades.

Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they shift heat to make your addition comfier. In actuality, many have reached ENERGY STAR® certification, which can make you eligible for added rebates and lower your energy bills for many years.

Another unique feature includes zoned heating and cooling. As each room typically has a dedicated indoor unit, you can set your preferred temperature from room to room. As an example, a mini-split AC is very useful if you have a room with special temperature needs, such as a home gym.

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Room

Installing a mini-split system is worth it for rooms that lack ductwork. Here are a couple reasons why it’s smarter than extending ductwork and leaning on your existing heating and cooling system.

    1. Adding ductwork is expensive. Adding ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the precise cost will depend on your house, it run thousands of dollars.
    1. Your current home comfort system may become overworked. When your existing heating and cooling system was chosen, it was based on the square footage of your house before the addition. This could overwork your system and make it wear out more quickly.
    1. Your comfort might suffer. Because your heating and cooling system is sized for exact square footage, your comfort could decrease if your system is required to cover a bigger location. Your heating and cooling could be less efficient, and your utility costs could get more expensive due to the system needing to turn on more regularly.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Install

Like traditional systems, mini-splits are offered in several sizes based on the square footage they’ll be heating and cooling. Here are three of the most frequently installed sizes:

    • 400-650 square feet – 12,000 BTU mini-split
    • 600-1,000 square feet – 18,000 BTU mini-split
    • 800-1,300 square feet – 24,000 BTU mini-split

When you partner our Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll help you choose the correct size for your new area. And your price point.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can result in huge energy savings over its lifetime, which can be 20 years or more when properly tuned up. ENERGY STAR says having one can save you 60% on heating and 30% on cooling, when compared to an electric heating system and conventional air conditioner.

Trust Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Your Mini-Split Installation

From answering all your questions and helping you pick the ideal model to delivering Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can take care of all your mini-split needs. If you’re planning a home addition or recently finished one, we can help. Reach us at 866-397-3787 today to request a free consultation and estimate.

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