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

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other room to your home, being cozy in your new room year-round is a priority. However, they can create a unique challenge for comfort. This is due to the fact extending ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be work properly with the higher load, since it was sized without including the addition.

One of the most cost-effective solutions is to get a mini-split. This system delivers energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork needed. Find out more about mini-splits and how installing one in your addition can be a fantastic option.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Operate

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

Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they move heat to make your space cozier. In fact, many have achieved ENERGY STAR® certification, which could make you eligible for extra rebates and lower your heating and cooling costs for many years.

Another exclusive feature involves zoned heating and cooling. As each room usually has a dedicated indoor unit, you can select your preferred temperature from room to room. As an example, a mini-split AC is particularly useful if you have a space with precise temperature needs, including a home gym.

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Addition

Installing a mini-split system is worth it for rooms that lack ductwork. Here are a couple reasons why it’s better than installing ductwork and relying on your current heating and cooling system.

    1. Installing ductwork is expensive. Installing ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the precise figure will depend on your residence, it run thousands of dollars.
    1. Your existing home comfort system could become overwhelmed. When your present heating and cooling system was chosen, it was based on the square footage of your home in advance of the addition. This could overwork your system and make it wear down more rapidly.
    1. Your comfort could be affected. As your heating and cooling system is sized for specific square footage, your comfort may decrease if your system is required to manage a wider space. Your heating and cooling may be less effective, and your utility bills may increase due to the system needing to operate more often.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get

Like more common systems, mini-splits are offered in various sizes based on the square footage they’ll be heating and cooling. Here are three of the most popular 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 choose the right size for your new addition. And your wallet.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can generate sizable energy savings over its life span, which can be 20 years or greater when correctly serviced. 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 addressing all your questions and helping you select the ideal model to supplying Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can handle all your mini-split needs. If you’re thinking about a home addition or recently completed one, we can provide assistance. Reach us at 866-397-3787 right away to request a free consultation and estimate.

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