How to Heat and Cool a New Space in Your Home That’s Without Ductwork 

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other addition to your home, being comfortable in your new area no matter the weather is important. However, they can present a unique challenge for comfort. This is because adding ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be work properly with the heightened load, as it was sized without taking the addition into consideration.

One of the most reasonably priced possibilities is to add a mini-split. This system delivers energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork required. Discover more about mini-splits and how getting one for your addition might be a fantastic solution.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Operate

A ductless mini-split, since they’re nearly identical to ducted heat pumps that southern homeowners have used for decades.

Heat pumps are very energy efficient as they transfer heat to make your room more comfortable. In reality, many have earned ENERGY STAR® certification, which can make you eligible for added rebates and reduce your energy costs for many years.

Another unique feature is zoned heating and cooling. Because each room usually has its own indoor unit, you can choose your preferred temperature from room to room. As an instance, a mini-split AC is especially useful if you have a room with special temperature needs, like a home gym.

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Addition

Having a mini-split system is worth it for rooms that don’t have ductwork. Here are a few reasons why it’s wiser than adding ductwork and leaning on your present heating and cooling system.

    1. Adding ductwork is expensive. Extending ductwork in your new addition can be expensive. Although the precise amount will depend on your residence, it could be thousands of dollars.
    1. Your present home comfort system may become stressed. When your present heating and cooling system was chosen, it was based on the square footage of your house before the addition. This may overwhelm your system and make it fail more quickly.
    1. Your comfort might decrease. As your heating and cooling system is sized for exact square footage, your comfort may be reduced if your system has to take care of a larger location. Your heating and cooling might be less effective, and your utility expenses could go up due to the system needing to switch on more frequently.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get

Like more common systems, mini-splits are offered in varying 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 collaborate our Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll help you select the proper size for your new addition. And your wallet.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create big energy savings over its lifetime, which can be 20 years or longer when correctly tuned up. ENERGY STAR says getting one can save you 60% on heating and 30% on cooling, in comparison with an electric heating system and conventional air conditioner.

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

From addressing all your questions and helping you pick the right model to providing Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can handle all your mini-split needs. If you’re planning a home addition or recently wrapped one up, we can provide support. Reach us at 866-397-3787 today to request a free consultation and estimate.

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