How to Heat and Cool a New Addition on Your Residence That’s Without Ductwork 

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other space to your home, being comfortable in your new space throughout the year is a priority. However, they can create a unique situation for contentment. This is due to the fact installing ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be deal with the heightened load, as it was sized without taking the addition into consideration.

One of the most affordable options is to install a mini-split. This system provides energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork needed. Learn more about mini-splits and how getting one for your addition can be a great option.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Operate

A ductless mini-split, as they’re much like ducted heat pumps that southern homeowners have relied on for decades.

Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient because they shift heat to make your space more comfortable. In actuality, many have achieved ENERGY STAR® certification, which can make you eligible for added rebates and lower your heating and cooling bills for many years.

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

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Space

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 using your existing heating and cooling system.

    1. Installing ductwork is pricey. Adding ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the total cost will depend on your home, it be as much as thousands of dollars.
    1. Your current home comfort system may become stressed. When your existing heating and cooling system was installed, it was based on the square footage of your house before the addition. This can overwork your system and make it fail faster.
    1. Your comfort could be impacted. As your heating and cooling system is sized for precise square footage, your comfort might be reduced if your system is forced to manage a wider space. Your heating and cooling might be less efficient, and your electricity and gas expenses might get more expensive since the system needs to operate more often.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Install

Like traditional systems, mini-splits come in various 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 work with our Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll help you select the proper size for your new area. And your budget.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create sizable energy savings over its life cycle, which can be 20 years or longer when adequately serviced. ENERGY STAR says having 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 taking care of all your questions and helping you choose the ideal model to delivering 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 completed one, we can provide support. Give us a call at 866-397-3787 right away to request a free consultation and estimate.

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