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

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other space to your house, being cozy in your new room throughout the year is important. However, they can create a unique situation for contentment. This is because installing ductwork is expensive. And that your heating and cooling system may not be deal with the higher load, as it was sized without considering the addition. 

One of the most affordable options is to add a mini-split. This system provides energy-efficient heating and cooling, with no ductwork required. Discover more about mini-splits and how getting one for your addition might be a great solution. 

All About Mini-Splits and How They Heat and Cool 

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

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

Another special feature includes zoned heating and cooling. Because each room usually has an individual indoor unit, you can choose your preferred temperature from room to room. For example, a mini-split AC is particularly useful if you have a room with precise temperature needs, like a home gym. 

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Room 

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

  1. Installing ductwork is expensive. Adding ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the total amount will depend on your home, it run thousands of dollars. 
  1. Your current home comfort system might become overwhelmed. When your current heating and cooling system was chosen, it was based on the square footage of your house prior to the addition. This could overwhelm your system and make it fail faster. 
  1. Your comfort could decrease. Since your heating and cooling system is sized for precise square footage, your comfort might be reduced if your system is required to manage a bigger space. Your heating and cooling may be less effective, and your utility costs might skyrocket since the system needs to operate more often. 

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get 

Like regular systems, mini-splits are available 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 collaborate our Experts at Calverley Service Experts, we’ll help you choose the proper size for your new addition. And your wallet. 

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create huge energy savings over its life cycle, which can be 20 years or greater when routinely maintained. ENERGY STAR says getting one can save you 60% on heating and 30% on cooling, in contrast to an electric heating system and conventional air conditioner. 

Trust Calverley Service Experts 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, Calverley Service Experts can take care of all your mini-split needs. If you’re considering a home addition or recently finished one, we can provide assistance. Reach us at 817-380-5647 now to request a free consultation and estimate

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