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

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other addition to your residence, being comfortable in your new area regardless of outdoor temperatures is important. However, they can make a unique situation for heating and cooling. This is because adding ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be deal with the higher load, because it was sized without considering the addition.

One of the most reasonably priced possibilities is to get a mini-split. This system delivers energy-efficient heating and cooling, all without ductwork. Discover more about mini-splits and how getting one for your addition might be a good solution.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Operate

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

Heat pumps are very energy efficient as they shift heat to make your addition comfier. In fact, many have earned ENERGY STAR® certification, which could make you eligible for added rebates and lower your utility expenses for many years.

Another special feature involves zoned heating and cooling. As each room usually has an individual 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 specific temperature needs, such as a home gym.

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Addition

Getting a mini-split system is worth it for spaces that don’t have ductwork. Here are several reasons why it’s smarter than extending ductwork and relying on your existing heating and cooling system.

    1. Adding ductwork is expensive. Adding ductwork in your new addition can add up quickly. Although the precise cost will depend on your home, it run thousands of dollars.
    1. Your existing home comfort system could become overworked. When your existing heating and cooling system was put in, it was based on the square footage of your house prior to the addition. This can stress your system and make it fail faster.
    1. Your comfort may decrease. Since your heating and cooling system is sized for precise square footage, your comfort could decrease if your system is forced to manage a wider area. Your heating and cooling could be less efficient, and your electricity and gas bills might become costlier due to the system needing to switch on more often.

What Size Mini-Split You Need

Like regular systems, mini-splits are available in several 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 partner our Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll help you choose the proper size for your new space. And your budget.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create big energy savings over its life cycle, which can be 20 years or greater when routinely 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 answering all your questions and helping you pick the recommended model to providing Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can handle all your mini-split needs. If you’re considering a home addition or recently completed one, we can provide assistance. Contact us at 866-397-3787 right away to request a free consultation and estimate.

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