How to Heat and Cool a New Space in Your Residence That’s Without Ductwork 

Whether you add a sunroom, family room or other room to your home, being cozy in your new space no matter the weather is important. However, they can present a unique challenge for contentment. This is due to the fact installing ductwork is costly. And that your heating and cooling system may not be work properly with the higher load, since it was sized without considering the addition.

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

All About Mini-Splits and How They Heat and Cool

A ductless mini-split, because they’re nearly identical to ducted heat pumps that have been used in southern climates for decades.

Heat pumps are very energy efficient as they move heat to make your addition comfier. In actuality, many have achieved ENERGY STAR® certification, which can make you eligible for added rebates and lower your energy expenses for years to come.

Another exclusive feature is zoned heating and cooling. Because each room typically has a dedicated indoor unit, you can set your preferred temperature from room to room. As an example, a mini-split AC is especially useful 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 spaces that are without ductwork. Here are a few reasons why it’s smarter than adding ductwork and leaning on your existing heating and cooling system.

    1. Adding ductwork is pricey. Installing ductwork in your new addition can be costly. Although the total cost will depend on your home, it could be thousands of dollars.
    1. Your present home comfort system might become stressed. When your present heating and cooling system was installed, it was based on the square footage of your home prior to the addition. This could overwhelm your system and make it wear out more quickly.
    1. Your comfort might decrease. As your heating and cooling system is sized for exact square footage, your comfort could be reduced if your system is forced to take care of a bigger area. Your heating and cooling may be less efficient, and your utility costs may become costlier since the system needs to operate more regularly.

What Size Mini-Split You Should Get

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

An ENERGY STAR mini-split unit can result in sizable energy savings over its life cycle, which can be 20 years or more when adequately serviced. 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 select the recommended model to providing 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 help. Reach us at 866-397-3787 now to request a free consultation and estimate.

Savings For You

See All Offers Here >
Service Experts Advantage Program logo

Make No Payments for 30 Days!

  • Upgrade to Worry-Free Comfort with the Advantage Program and make NO payments for 30 days!
maintenance icon

$50 OFF HVAC Tune-up Special

There’s no reason to skip your seasonal maintenance that saves energy and helps ensure your air conditioner and heater will work reliably all season long.

  • Regularly $129, now only $79
  • Save up to 30% on energy bills
  • Written Expert Service Guarantee

© 2023 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.