Are you considering adding on to your home, but struggling with how you’ll heat and cool this new space? Building an addition to your home is a great way to increase your current home’s square footage, value and usability, but more than just drywall and flooring goes into making sure your new space is functional and comfortable. A ductless heating and cooling system is the most budget-friendly way to heat and cool an addition, and can even help you save on energy costs.
How Does Ductless Heating and Cooling Work?
Ductless HVAC systems easily ensure a comfortable environment in separate indoor spaces where it is too impractical or expensive to install additional ductwork. This type of HVAC system is comprised of two components—an outdoor and indoor unit.
Outdoor ductless system units are very similar to traditional HVAC units. They vary slightly based on whether they are connected to multiple indoor units or just one. Indoor units are available in a myriad of styles, including wall units, concealed designs, console units and more. Based on your aesthetic and practical preferences, you can choose which unit is best for you.
Why Go Ductless?
There are three reasons to go ductless.
#1 You’ll Save Energy and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Ductwork for central air systems can lose energy, particularly if they run through unconditioned spaces like a basement or attic in order to reach the new addition. Ductless systems ensure all of the air filters right into your space, reducing energy costs and helping the environment.
#2 You’re in Control
Almost all ductless systems use wired or wireless controllers, allowing you to easily manipulate your system. Trane even has a more personalized experience, with their ductless system’s “I Feel” function. The feature allows the controller to read the temperature from your exact location, adjusting the heating and cooling as needed for maximum comfort. That means no more suffering from hot or cold spots!
#3 Keeps Things Flexible
Ductless systems provide pinpointed heating and cooling, operating separately from your central air system; your new master suite or office space can be as warm or as cool as you want it to be. You can even mix and match with many indoor units, creating a multi-zone system to maximized comfort. If you think you’ll continue expanding in the future, you can plan for additional ports so your HVAC set-up is quick and easy down the road.
These systems are your best bet for customized temperature control in additions. Their energy efficiency provide cost savings that simply cannot be beat.
If you’re looking for help in heating and cooling your home’s new addition, look no further. Contact one of our certified Trane Comfort Specialists at Long Air today. We have experience in installing cost-effective ductless systems to additions, helping families save money and stay comfortable. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call (936) 756-5645 or visit longac.com.