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

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other addition to your house, being comfy in your new room regardless of outdoor temperatures is key. However, they can make a unique problem for contentment. This is due to the fact adding ductwork is pricey. And that your heating and cooling system may not be deal with the increased load, because it was sized without considering the addition.

One of the most reasonably priced options is to add a mini-split. This system offers energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork needed. Discover more about mini-splits and how installing one in your addition could be a good solution.

All About Mini-Splits and How They Work

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

Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient because they move heat to make your space comfier. In reality, many have earned ENERGY STAR® certification, which could make you eligible for added rebates and reduce your energy costs for years to come.

Another exclusive feature involves zoned heating and cooling. As each room often has an individual indoor unit, you can select your preferred temperature from room to room. As an instance, a mini-split AC is particularly helpful if you have a space with specific 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 areas that don’t have ductwork. Here are several reasons why it’s wiser than installing ductwork and leaning on your current heating and cooling system.

    1. Adding ductwork is pricey. Adding ductwork in your new addition can add up quickly. Although the precise figure will depend on your residence, it be as much as thousands of dollars.
    1. Your current home comfort system might become overwhelmed. When your present heating and cooling system was put in, it was based on the square footage of your home before the addition. This may overwhelm your system and make it wear out more quickly.
    1. Your comfort could suffer. Since your heating and cooling system is sized for specific square footage, your comfort could decrease if your system is forced to cover a bigger space. Your heating and cooling could be less effective, and your electricity and gas costs may become costlier as a result of the system needing to turn on more often.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get

Like traditional 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 regularly 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 partner our Experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’ll help you choose the right size for your new space. And your price point.

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can generate sizable energy savings over its lifetime, which can be 20 years or greater when correctly maintained. ENERGY STAR says installing 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 pick the recommended model to delivering Expert mini-split installation, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can accommodate all your mini-split needs. If you’re thinking about a home addition or recently finished one, we can provide assistance. Contact us at 866-397-3787 right away to request a free consultation and estimate.

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