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

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other space to your house, being comfy in your new room throughout the year is important. However, they can make a unique situation for heating and cooling. This is because installing ductwork is pricey. And that your heating and cooling system may not be able to handle the higher load, because it was sized without taking the addition into consideration. 

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

All About Mini-Splits and How They Work 

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

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

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

Why a Mini-Split is Worth It for Your Space 

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 leaning on your current heating and cooling system. 

  1. Installing ductwork is costly. Adding ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the precise amount will depend on your home, it be as much as 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 may overwhelm your system and make it fail more rapidly. 
  1. Your comfort could decrease. Since your heating and cooling system is sized for specific square footage, your comfort might be reduced if your system is forced to manage a larger space. Your heating and cooling might be less efficient, and your utility costs might increase as a result of the system needing to operate more often. 

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get 

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 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 collaborate our Experts at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, we’ll help you choose the correct size for your new space. And your wallet. 

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can create huge energy savings over its life span, which can be 20 years or greater when routinely serviced. 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 Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air for Your Mini-Split Installation 

From taking care of all your questions and helping you select the ideal model to delivering Expert mini-split installation, Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air can take care of all your mini-split needs. If you’re thinking about a home addition or recently finished one, we can provide assistance. Reach us at 210-404-4233 now to request a free consultation and estimate

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