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

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other space to your house, being cozy in your new area no matter the weather is key. However, they can make a unique situation for contentment. This is because installing ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be deal with the higher load, since it was sized without considering the addition.

One of the most reasonably priced options is to get a mini-split. This system provides energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork needed. Find out more about mini-splits and how installing one in your addition might be a great option.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Work

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

Heat pumps are very energy efficient because they transfer heat to make your addition cozier. In fact, many have achieved ENERGY STAR® certification, which can make you eligible for additional rebates and reduce your utility expenses for many years.

Another exclusive feature involves zoned heating and cooling. Because each room usually has its own indoor unit, you can select your preferred temperature from room to room. For example, a mini-split AC is very useful if you have a room with special temperature needs, like a home gym.

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Room

Having a mini-split system is worth it for spaces that lack ductwork. Here are several reasons why it’s wiser than adding ductwork and relying on your present heating and cooling system.

    1. Extending ductwork is expensive. Extending ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the exact cost will depend on your residence, it run thousands of dollars.
    1. Your current home comfort system could become stressed. When your present heating and cooling system was put in, it was based on the square footage of your home before the addition. This can overwork your system and make it wear out faster.
    1. Your comfort might suffer. Because your heating and cooling system is sized for precise square footage, your comfort might be reduced if your system has to take care of a wider space. Your heating and cooling could be less efficient, and your energy bills might become costlier as a result of the system needing to operate more often.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get

Like more common systems, mini-splits come 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 correct size for your new addition. And your budget.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create big energy savings over its lifetime, which can be 20 years or greater when adequately tuned up. ENERGY STAR says installing one can save you 60% on heating and 30% on cooling, in contrast to 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 choose the right model to providing Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can accommodate all your mini-split needs. If you’re planning a home addition or recently wrapped one up, we can help. Contact us at 866-397-3787 now to request a free consultation and estimate.

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